Venice - Accademia Bridge over Grand Canal (Canal Grande), Venice, Italy, UNESCO.
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The Ponte dell’Accademia is one of four bridges that span the Grand Canal, and will get you quickly from San Marco to the labyrinthine Dorsoduro neighborhood. Originally built in 1854 out of steel, the current wooden bridge was built in the 1930s and offers picture-perfect views over the most picturesque canal in the world. Visitors with walking challenges or ambulatory devices will find the Accademia with its long flat steps much easier to navigate than the other bridges.
Crossing the Ponte dell'Accademia
Venice is one of the most romantic cities in Italy, and some might even consider it to be the most romantic city in the world. There are only four bridges that cross the Grand Canal in Venice, and Ponte dell’Accademia is one of them. Since the bridge is made of steel, lovers tend to attach padlocks to its handrails to declare their love (a similar tradition exists in Paris). The view? Extraordinary.