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Accademia Bridge (Ponte dell'Accademia) Tours

Accademia Bridge (Ponte dell'Accademia)
Spanning the southern end of the Grand Canal between the Galleria dell’Accademia in Dorsoduro and Campo San Vidal in San Marco, the Accademia Bridge (Ponte dell'Accademia) is one of only four bridges crossing the canal. It’s the perfect vantage point to view the church of Santa Maria della Salute and the canal or observe the city’s Carnival festivities.  

The Basics
The Accademia Bridge has had several incarnations since the original steel structure was constructed in 1854. This was replaced by a wooden bridge designed by Eugenio Miozzi in 1933, later deemed unsafe and removed. Today’s version, erected in 1985, was crafted out of wood in a single arched span and is identical in construction to Miozzi’s but has additional steel supports. 

The bridge is a highlight of skip-the-line walking tours that cover the Accademia Gallery and Dorsoduro district. For a unique view of the bridge, consider a Venice gondola ride or cruise by luxury motorboat along the Grand Canal.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The craze for lovers placing locks on bridges in European cities has taken hold on the Ponte dell’Accademia, but Venetian authorities fear for the structure and have imposed fines for attaching “love locks.”
  • Though a pedestrian bridge, Ponte dell’Accademia has stairs on each side, so is not accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • The span offers sweeping views over the Grand Canal, so be sure to stop and snap a few pictures when crossing.

How to Get to There
The Ponte dell’Accademia crosses the Grand Canal between the San Marco and Dorsoduro districts. To get there, take vaporetto water bus line 1 or 2 to the Accademia stop. 

When to Get There
Venice is crowded with tourists during the popular summer months, and it can be frustrating to navigate the crowds on the bridge. Between April and October, the best option is to take an early morning or late evening stroll over the bridge, or opt for a private gondola ride or boat tour along the Grand Canal. During the two weeks of Carnival, which ends 40 days before Easter, the bridge offers excellent views of costumed revelers in colorfully draped gondolas.

The Grand Canal Bridges
The Accademia Bridge is one of four bridges that span the Grand Canal. The other three are the iconic Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), the modern Constitution Bridge (Ponte della Costituzione), and the marble Bridge of the Barefoot (Ponte degli Scalzi).
Address: Dorsoduro, Venice, Veneto 30123, Italy
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a shared gondola ride while being serenaded. Choose between an afternoon or evening ride and then hop on the six-person gondola by a gondolier who is clad in traditional garb. Then begin the ride, as part of a group of eight different gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. In addition to the song being sun to you, enjoy the sites of Venice's main landmarks, including the grand Canal and Palazzo Barberino.
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

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Feel the romance of a classic Venetian experience with a serenaded gondola ride through Venice’s famed canals, capped off by dinner or lunch at a renowned local eatery. Settle into a traditional gondola boat for a ride through the Grand Canal and some of the city’s smaller waterways, while onboard musicians provide a passionate soundtrack of Italian ballads. Savor an authentic Venetian meal at the top-rated Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant to conclude your enchanted evening or afternoon tour.
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

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Discover Venice’s hidden gems on a 2-hour cruise through the city’s secret canals. Watch scenes of daily Venetian life as you glide through the lesser-known neighborhoods of Cannaregio, Dorsoduro and the Jewish Ghetto. A guide will share insight into the city’s history, architecture and local legends. For a grand finale, head out into the wider waters of the Grand Canal and float beneath the iconic Rialto Bridge. Numbers are limited to nine people on this small-group tour for a more intimate experience.
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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

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Embark on a quintessential Venetian experience with a private, serenaded gondola ride through the famed canals of Venice. Glide past ancient palazzi and magnificent cathedrals on a traditional handcrafted gondola, while musicians serenade you with mood-setting Italian ballads. Gondolas have room for up to four passengers, so it’s the perfect opportunity for romance or an unforgettable family experience.
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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover Venice exactly the way you want to with this completely customized private tour. Your friendly local guide will create a 3-hour itinerary based on preferences you provide at booking. Whether you’re interested in architecture, local legends or Renaissance art, this tour is for you! Along the way, pop in at a local bar for a glass of regional wine and appetizers, and feel free to ask all the questions you like.
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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

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Spend a delightful evening cruising along the canals of Venice on this private boat tour. Take in the architectural masterpieces that line the Grand Canal and smaller waterways from aboard a comfortable modern water taxi, venturing further than a traditional gondola would allow. Learn about the artistic and cultural history of Venice from your English-speaking guide as you soak in the sights on your choice of a 1-hour or 2-hour ride.
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Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore

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See the sights of the surreal canal city in style with a luxury motorboat tour of the Grand Canal. Marvel at the unforgettable beauty of the famous canal as you ride past sights like the Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge with a professional driver guiding the way. Arrive at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore to climb up into the bell tower for exceptional views over the city. Small-group tour size limited to four people.
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Small Group Venice Grand Canal Panoramic Tour

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that visiting Venice and not taking a boat ride down the Grand Canal is a travelling sin. Experience the Floating City in all of its glory on a 1-hour motorboat tour in a group limited to 12. Ideal for first-time visitors, you’ll pass beautiful palazzo and sail beneath famous bridges such as the Accademia Bridge and the Rialto Bridge.
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Dorsoduro District 2-hour Private Walking Tour including Accademia Bridge

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Dorsoduro is one of the six districts of Venice and includes the highest land areas of the city as Giudecca Island and Sacca Fisola island. If you are looking for a more authentic area, this is right the place for you. The university area is less crowded than other classic tourist areas of the historic center, but it is rich in breathtaking views, shops ,traditional restaurants and artistic destinations (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Campo Santo Stefano and Accademia Galleries). Join this 2-hours private walking tour of the Venetian district which hosts the unmissable attractions of the City of Bridges!
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Skip-the-Line Tour of Accademia Gallery and Dorsoduro District

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Venture away from the crowds to discover hidden corners of Venice and some of the city’s finest art on this 2-hour guided tour of the Accademia Gallery plus the Santa Croce and Dorsoduro districts. Admire masterworks by Venetian painters like Veronese and Titian at the museum, and then stroll through the surrounding neighborhoods with a guide to discover inspiring canal views and one of Venice’s last surviving gondola shipyards.
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Dorsoduro District Private Walking Tour

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Venice is famous for its canal ways, but most visitors don’t stray far from the central landmarks. This private 3-hour walking tour explores the picturesque Dorsoduro district, taking in highlights such as the Giudecca Canal, Campo Santo Stefano, and Galleria dell’Accademia.
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Small Group or Private Dine Around Venice: Authentic Food and Wine Experience

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Venice Grand Canal Guided Tour By Boat

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Grand Canal Guided tour on an elegant boat! The guide aboard will explain history and secrets of the main water-road of Venice and its impressive Palaces, full of mysteries and tales! The Expert guide will escort along this amazing experience narrating the history, curiosities and anecdotes about the historical Venetian Palaces such as. 1-Ca 'D'oro, (Golden house in Venetian dialect). 2-Ca 'Pesaro, a bright example of Baroque style palace. 3-Ca 'Dario, with its history full of scary and mysterious events. 4-Palazzo Loredan Vendramin Calergi, the antique gambling house of the lagoon and many other breathtaking highlights! After the Grand Canal you will come back to the starting point passing through the Giudecca Canal here you can see charming promenade of Zattere, and the marvelous Islands of Giudecca and San Giorgio with its monastery!
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Gondola Ride and Aperitif in a Venetian Palace

Gondola Ride and Aperitif in a Venetian Palace

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Treat your partner to a romantic gondola ride through the canals of Venice and experience an authentic Italian aperitivo hour in a Venetian Palace. With this tour, a private guide will lead you through San Marco’s Square providing insight into the rich history and culture of Venetian life. Then you’ll travel by gondola to a luxurious palace to enjoy an aperitif while enjoying views from the palace terrace.
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Friendinvenice Venice at sunset

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In the evening the city is finally for us. The hasty tourists who decide to visit it, for a few hours, are gone .. and we can finally discover it by mixing with the Venetians they love before going home to take a spritz with their friends .. so let's start with a spritz, maybe in a place where I can amaze you, a place you would never have found without me. Then we will continue with our walk. Visiting Venice means dedicating days to deepening its traditions and its culture; in reality it would take weeks to fully enjoy its atmosphere,. In the Dorsoduro district, one of the most fascinating districts in the city, full of beauty and opportunities; we can immerse ourselves in this atmosphere. Dorsoduro, once stood in a not very marshy area and therefore considered much more stable than the others. Come on, I hope I can make you feel real Venetians.
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St. Mark's Basilica: guided visit & seat inside - Skip the Line

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Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and head straight into a private tour of the “Church of Gold.” Recognized as one of the foremost example of Byzantine architecture in the world, its most recognizable feature is the Pala d'Oro, a golden altar adorned with thousands of precious gemstones. Your guide will share the history of the building and its construction. Afterward, take an optional tour to a glass factory near the square at no additional charge.
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Venice Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Leave your cruise ship at the port and see the sights of Venice with a private guide. The 3-hour shore excursion is tailored to you, so you decide what you want to see and when. Go off the well-trodden tourist track to visit the neighborhood of Cannaregio, or scout out the wares of Rialto fish market. Check out tucked-away churches, and then finish with a glass of wine and nibbles in a local bar. It’s a great way to see a side of Venice that many visitors miss.
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Amazing Grand Canal Boat Tour

Amazing Grand Canal Boat Tour

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Venice Grand Canal guided boat tour

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See the architecture of Venice from a different perspective with this scenic boat tour. Go for a cruise on the Grand Canal and pass under city landmarks like the Rialto Bridge, Accademia Bridge, and the Scalzi Bridge. Admire churches such as Santa Maria della Salute and palaces including Ca’Dario and Ca’Rezzonico.
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Gondola Ride with violinist and champagne

Gondola Ride with violinist and champagne

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Accademia private gondola pier

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Accademia private gondola pier

The private gondola ride starts from Accademia, just in front of the famous “Galleries” that host a very rich collection of Venetian paintings, facing the Grand Canal.Riding along the San Trovaso canal we admire the Church of San Trovaso with its classical Palladian style. Nearby the Church we can see the famous Squero of San Trovaso which is a quaint, historic boatyard where gondolas are made. Along Rio San Trovaso in a suggestive position dating back to the seventeenth century, is one of the few dry docks still in operation in Venice. Formerly used for the construction of all types of vessels , dry docks today limit their activity to the production and repair of the gondolas.The tour in gondola continues along a quiet residential area of Dorsoduro and admiring its beautiful Venetian Palaces in Gothic and Renaissance style. Returning back to the Grand Canal, we see Palazzo Grassi, a large museum, host of many modern art exhibitions and, Cà Foscari which hosts the main offices the Venice University.The tour ends back at the original departure point.
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Venice Pictures: Professional Photography tour

Venice Pictures: Professional Photography tour

Fabio, a famous Venetian photographer, will escort you through the city to take wonderful pictures of Canal Grande, Venice hidden spots and breathtaking views of Dorsoduro (the artists district). Enjoy the experience away from the touristic overcrowded routes! During the experience Fabio will provide all the assistance that you need to capture the best Venice pictures: one of the world’s most photogenic cities! Capture the soul of the city and play with lights and colors of the ancient palaces reflect on the water! No previous experience is required. The photography tour will be in the Dorsoduro area, very popular due to the international artists that live in. Here you can take pictures to the Santa Maria della Salute, Punta della Dogana, Giudecca, Canal Grande and incredible places and picturesque corners!
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