Ponte dell Accademia in Venice

Stand on the Ponte dell Accademia bridge for stunning views of the Grand Canal and St. Maria Della Salute Church.

Stand on the Ponte dell Accademia bridge for stunning views of the Grand Canal and St. Maria Della Salute Church. | Photo credit: HarshLight/Flickr

Ponte dell Accademia Overview

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One of the prominent bridges in Venice, the Ponte dell Accademia is spread across the Grand Canal. Built in 1933 as a substitute for an iron bridge, it was named after the . Today the wooden bridge serves as an important link between Dorsoduro and San Marco. Styled by a famous engineer called Eugenio Miozzi, the bridge has been able to sustain itself barring a few renovations.

The bridge also offers you one of the most stunning views in Venice, from the Grand Canal to the St Maria Della Salute Church. Try to come here during sunset to capture the best scenic view of the romantic town. Recently, lovers attach padlocks in different shapes and sizes on to the metal railings of the bridge and since then it has become a fad for both locals and visitors alike.

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Between Campo di San Vidal and Campo della Carità