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Bridges on the Fondamenta del Rimedio

Venice has some 400 bridges, from the grand Renaissance Rialto Bridge and the original Bridge of Sighs (there are several others around the world, including one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) to the tiniest little canal-spanning walkway leading to someone's front door. And nearly all are simply charming.

Ponte di San Barnaba over the Rio de San Barnaba in the sestiere Dorsoduro

Originally they were all made of wood, until a massive fire in 1106 turned them to ash, and the city was built of stone.

Seeing Venice

Canals, squares and palazzi

Bridge of Sighs

Ponte dei Sospiri

Canale di Cannaregio

Original entrance to the Grand Canal

Fondamenta Savorgnan

Palazzo Savorgnan and the Ponte delle Guglie

Misericordia church and its Scuole

Also known as Santa Maria di Valverde

Piazzetta San Marco waterfront

Along The Molo

Ponte dei Pugni

The Bridge of Fists

Ponte dell' Accademia

The big wooden bridge to the Accademia

Ponte della Costituzione (Calatrava)

Venice's controversial 'Carpet of Light'

Ponte delle Tette

Bridge of Breasts

Ponte di San Lorenzo

Site of a famous miracle

Rialto Bridge

Venetian Icon

San Simeone Piccolo

That curious green dome by the station

Su e Zo Per i Ponti

Annual charity walk 'Up and Down the Bridges'

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Images by Rui Ornelas, Tesla Delacroix