The views of Venice from the Accademia Bridge are postcard perfect! In fact, visit any souvenir shops in Venice and there’s a 100 percent chance that you’ll find the views of the Grand Canal from this bridge on the shelves. They’re not just in postcards but also in books, t-shirts, videos, fans, porcelains, hankies, posters, magnets, etc.
Postcard-Perfect Views from Accademia Bridge
The Accademia Bridge is the only timber bridge in Venice.
In Italian, it’s called Ponte dell’ Accademia.
It may look like an ordinary wooden bridge to you but this costs a lot of money.
What if I tell you that this bridge costs £1.2 million – would you believe it?
Fortunately for the residents, the money was not a tax money. Private companies stepped in to repair the bridge.
Ponte dell’ Accademia is one of the four bridges that connect the southern part of the island.
The first bridge was made in 1854 and was made of iron. In 1932, a wooden bridge was replaced as a temporary structure.
This is a pedestrian bridge and foot traffic is nonstop. Gondolas pass under the bridge, too. But, the views from here are to die for. You just can’t get enough of it!
Crossing this bridge will connect you conveniently to Galleria del Accademia, Piazza San Marco, Santa Maria della Salute Church and Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
And since it’s a bridge, expect to find love locks somewhere.
How to Save Time and Money in Venice
Venice can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. You would have no idea where and how to start. There are just many things to do and see, and most often – if you do it on your own, there’s a fat chance you’ll be lost in the narrow alleys. How many times did I end up on a dead-end alley? Countless! Google Maps seemed confused, too!
So, to save time, money, and effort, do yourself a favor – choose a tour! You don’t have to join everything but choose the ones you think would be interesting to do.
Where to Stay in Venice
Venice is expensive. Like, really expensive. That’s why many backpackers would go on a day trip from Milan or Bologna. If you decide to stay for a night or two, try Venezia Naturalmente. It’s the cheapest I could find in the city. It’s within walking distance to everything, including the water taxi, San Marco Square, and two major bridges connecting to the Grand Canal’s other side. The staff is friendly, and they’d help you navigate the city. It’s clean, and it’s also in a quiet area.