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Ponte dell'Accademia (The Academy Bridge)
About Ponte dell'Accademia
- City: Venezia (Venice)
- Region: Veneto
- Province: Venezia
- Municipality: Venezia
- Zona: North-East Italy
Ponte dell'Academia is situated almost to the end of Canal Grande before to go to Piazza San Marco with Vaporetto. The bridge links the sestiere of Dorsoduro and San Marco. It is the only one of the four big bridges in Venezia that is not made by stones but by wood and steel. The others are Ponte di Rialto, Ponte degli Scalzi and Ponte della Costituzione. Usually here you can always find young people and painters to make their paintings.
Don't forget to stop here and to see the bridge but keep in mind that on one of the side of the bridge is situated Accademia (Gallery of the Academia). Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia was founded in 1750 by the Venetian Senate as Venice's school of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
It is one open area so you could visit it 24 of 24 hours.
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Map of Ponte dell'Accademia