Rialto Bridge is one of the four main bridges connecting both sides of the Grand Canal in Venice. For a very long time, the bridge remained the only way to both sides of the canal. Before the bridge was properly constructed, the location of the bridge, being the narrowest point in the Grand Canal, consisted of a number of wooden bridges. It was later decided that due to the heavy number of people using the bridge, a proper structure should be constructed with an archway, allowing boats to pass through easily as well. There are many things to do in Rialto Bridge as the bridge has three walkways, of which two are on either side of the bridge, and the one in the middle is lined with many shops that sell items such as jewelry, souvenirs, linens and more for the tourists and locals to buy. The bridge’s creator, Antonio da Ponte, competed against some of the biggest names in architecture such as Michelangelo and Palladio for the contract. Come pay a visit to Venice and find numerous things to do in Rialto Bridge. Whether you go over it or under, you will be amazed by the engineering of this bridge.