The Piazza San Marco may be more famous, but the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge) is the true heart of Venice. The current structure was built in just three years, between 1588 and 1591, as a permanent replacement for the boat bridge and three wooden bridges that had spanned the Grand Canal at various times since the 12th Century. It remained the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot until the Accademia Bridge was built in 1854.
The bridge has three walkways: two along the outer balustrades, and a wider central walkway leading between two rows of small shops that sell jewelry, Murano glass, and other items for the tourist trade.
Set in a historic building right next to Rialto Bridge, Palazzo Bembo offers cosy and pleasant air-conditioned rooms, some with lovely views of the Grand Canal, and some overlook the San Salvador Canal, all comes with free Wi-Fi acces, satellite TV, minibar and private bathroom with free toiletries.
Breakfast is served in a spacious dining room with views of the Grand Canal, also, 24-hour front desk and room-service, tour-desk and ticket service are available at Palazzo Bembo Venice.
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view over the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge from Palazzo Bembo B&B Venice