The views of Venice from the Accademia Bridge is 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.
And perhaps, your best memories or views of Venice would also be from here. I can’t blame you, even I – was hypnotized. See it in the morning and come back in the afternoon for a magical sunset view.
Unforgettable Views of Venice From the Accademia Bridge is Postcard Perfect!
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 temporary structure.
This is a pedestrian bridge and foot traffic is nonstop.
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.
Where to Stay in Venice
Again, Venice isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s the most expensive city I’ve been to in Italy. And that shouldn’t be a surprise to any visitors coming / going. For two nights, I stayed at Venezia Naturalmente which is accessible to two water taxi stations that goes directly to the main train station. It’s also walking distance to the main square in Venice, the San Marco Square. It’s just 5 minutes walk to Accademia Bridge.The place is a bit difficult to find if you don’t have a GPS / Google Maps with you. It’s in a very quiet place so you can really sleep without disturbance. The hostel also has a garden for you to relax!
Not a solo traveler? Join a tour!
Well, you know, solo travel is not for everyone. Should you decide to go on with a tour group, go with – Intrepid Travels. They have a wide variety of tours for all ages and different kinds of travelers, including solo, seniors, teenagers and family.