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The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice

Rialto Bridge is the oldest bridge in Venice that connects San Marco and San Polo areas. It was first but in the 12th century and has been rebuilt so many times since then. There’s no doubt that Rialto Bridge is the most famous bridge and most photogenic of all 4 bridges in the Grand Canal. You can’t speak of Venice without mentioning the Realto Bridge.

Today, no tourists would miss crossing the bridge and leave his footprints without standing on it. It has become one of the city’s most-visited tourist attractions.

The Views From Rialto Bridge –
The Oldest Bridge in Venice

As you can see, Rialto Bridge is a covered bridge, which is a good thing, especially under the summer heat.

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

However, due to constant foot traffic and camwhoring tourists, you might not be able to litter here for a long time. Don’t be selfish. Give others a chance to take their own photos. 😀

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

Though in different areas, the views from Rialto Bridge is as stunning as that in the Accademia Bridge.

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

Long rows of colourful houses on both sides of the canal look like floating structures.

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

If you go down the bridge and walk along the canal, you’ll find hundreds of gondolas waiting for your royal presence to be charmed by magic of Venice.

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

Who would believe that you went to Venice without riding on a gondola?
No one. 😀

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

For solo travelers who are on a tight budget, like me, it’s better if you find someone to share the cost with. It’s also practical that you each would take each other’s photo. 😀 Find out what I did here.

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

Enjoy the rest of the views. 

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Rialto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Realto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Realto Bridge - The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

The Views From Realto Bridge – The Oldest Bridge in Venice (Italy).

Where to Stay in Venice

Again, Venice isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s the most expensive city I’ve been to in Italy. And that shouldn’t be a surprise to any visitors coming / going. For two nights, I stayed at Venezia Naturalmente which is accessible to two water taxi stations that goes directly to the main train station. It’s also walking distance to the main square in Venice, the San Marco Square. The place is a bit difficult to find if you don’t have a GPS / Google Maps with you. It’s in a very quiet place so you can really sleep without disturbance. The hostel also has a garden for you to relax!

Not a Solo Traveler? Join a tour!

Well, you know, solo travel is not for everyone. Should you decide to go on with a tour group, go with – Intrepid Travels. They have a wide variety of tours for all ages and different kinds of travelers, including solo, seniors, teenagers and family.

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