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Photo: Ponte Di Rialto Italy

The historic Ponte di Rialto spans the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy in Europe.

The Ponte di Rialto or Rialto Bridge is probably the best known of the three bridges that cross the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The first Rialto Bridge built in the 12th century was made of wooden planks tied together and supported by boats. The Rialto was an early settlement of Venice and a busy centre.

The next Rialto Bridge was a drawbridge, also wooden. Then in 1588 construction began on the Rialto Bridge that one sees in Venice today. Architect Antonio da Ponte, which strangely translates to 'Anthony of the Bridge' designed the bridge with a 24 foot arch which gave enough height for boats to pass underneath.

By 1591 the new Rialto Bridge was completed with three walkways and arcades of little shops selling all manner of Venetian wares. ... continue below the picture...

Ponte Di Rialto Italy

Ponte Di Rialto Italy
Photo of the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy in Europe.

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... The Ponte di Rialto remained the only crossing over the Grand Canal until 1854.

Ponte di Rialto, Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.

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Ponte Di Rialto Italy
The historic Ponte di Rialto spans the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy in Europe.
Rolf Hicker
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