The Ponte di Rialto is the most famous bridge in Venezia, Italy. It gave its name to many, many Italian restaurants all over the world. It spans the Canale Grande and connects San Marco with San Polo. It is 48 meters high, 22 meters wide and it allows only ships not higher than 7.5 meters to pass.
The name Rialto derives from Rivo alto – high river bank. It is very close to the fish market place of Venezia, which is worth a visit, too. Within the shops on the bridge you can buy souvenirs – which are in fact more costly then in other parts of the town.
Ponte di Rialto
Sestiere San Polo