All photos (3)Ponte degli Scalzi
Ponte degli Scalzi
Ponte degli Scalzi

Ponte degli Scalzi

7.825 reviews
Sights and Museums, Bridge
Ranked #17 in Venice things to do
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 8.4
    History Buffs
  • 7.6
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 6.8
    Luxury Travelers
Write Review
Bookmark
Ponte degli Scalzi, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
http://www.about-venice-travel-guide.com/bridges-in-venice/bridge-of-the-barefoot.html
Edit info
Description
Have you ever paused in the middle of a bridge, looked down and watched the water flow hypnotically downstream? There is nothing more calming than the sight and sound of running water, and no bridge ... Read more
is better for a midday meditation than the Ponte delgi Scalzi. "Ponte delgi Scalzi" literally means "bridge of the barefoot," and it is one of only four bridges that span Venice's famed Grand Canal. For those who crave simplicity, it is by far the most beautiful, consisting of a simple, slender arch soaring over the bustling canal traffic.

Member Reviews(25)

Reviews
7.8/10
Pretty good
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Most Helpful
Show Local reviews
New York City, New York State, USA

Ponte degli Scalzi is one of the four bridges that crosses the Venice's Grand Canal. It connects the Santa Croce and Cannaregio sestieri, providing visitors with easier access to the Ferrovia railway station located in Cannaregio. Scalzi is not as architecturally unique as Rialto, nor does it have the splendor of Accademia's view, but it does provide quick access to two incredible sections of Venice.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Helpful
Report
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Ponte degli Scalzi spans the width of the the grand canal and is one of the most impressive bridges in the city.

Helpful1
Report
Klang, Malaysia

It is beautiful scene and experince the Italy - gondola to see around Venice, although sometimese it smells not so goo.

Recommended for:Family TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
Helpful
Report
Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

All of the bridges that cross the Grand Canal offer spectacular views and this one is no exception!

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsOutdoor Enthusiasts
Helpful
Report
Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK
First to Review

The Ponte degli Scalzi is one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal. The bridge, which opened in 1934, connects the sestieri of Santa Croce and Cannaregio. On the northern side, is the Chiesa degli Scalzi (Church of the Barefoot or Discalced Monks) and the Santa Lucia railway station. The southern side, Santa Croce, is close to the bus station Piazzale Roma.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory Buffs
Helpful
Report
Beirut, Lebanon

We had to cross this bridge everyday from our hotel, to get to the Ferrovia station, its stairs are pretty tiring and the street market of fake bags and cheap tripods ruins it. I had a moment here taking great pictures at late night with long shutter speed with no one on the bridge.

Helpful
Report
Centennial, Colorado, USA

The Ponte degli Scalzi is one of the few bridges to span the Grand Canal and connects Santa Croce and Cannaregio. We spent plenty of time on this bridge before our train ride to Aviano watching the boat traffic go by and just enjoying the evening.

Helpful
Report
Napa, California, USA

One of the few bridges letting you actually walk over the Grand Canal, this is the bridge that connects the Cannaregio and Santa Croce neighborhoods. It's the bridge closest to the train station.

Helpful
Report
San Francisco, California, USA
Ambassador

I imagine we all have some form of the Scalzi Bridge stuck in our mind when we think of Venice. The large and beautiful bridge rises high over the Grand Canal, creating an elegant structure between the buildings on both side. One of my favorite memories of Venice was sitting at the Canal's edge and watching the boats travel through as the sun went down.

Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report
Westfield, Massachusetts
Helpful
Report
Copenhagen, Denmark
Helpful
Report
Tarzana
Helpful
Report
Derby, United Kingdom
Helpful
Report
Tampines, Singapore
Helpful
Report
Luanda, Angola
Helpful
Report
Helpful
Report
Florianópolis, Brasil
Helpful
Report
Heinsberg, Germany
Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Helpful
Report
Sofia, Bulgaria
Helpful
Report
London, United Kingdom
Helpful
Report
Ponte degli Scalzi

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
45.4411412.322717
Hotel Antiche Figure
Hotel Antiche Figure
8.85 reviews
Distance: 0.07 mi
Hotel Florida
Hotel Florida
9.02 reviews
Distance: 0.06 mi
Hotel Canal
Hotel Canal
6.73 reviews
Distance: 0.15 mi
Alloggi Gerotto Calderan
Alloggi Gerotto Calderan
6.73 reviews
Distance: 0.04 mi
View all
Cannaregio
Cannaregio
9.39 reviews
Sights and Museums, Other, Neighborhood
Distance: 0.12 mi
Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth
Church of Santa Maria di Nazareth
9.02 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
Distance: 0.02 mi
Giardino di Palazzo Soranzo Cappello
Giardino di Palazzo Soranzo Cappello
10.01 review
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Garden, Castle or Palace
Distance: 0.13 mi
Gli Scalzi
Gli Scalzi
7.02 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
Distance: 0.03 mi
View all
Osteria Al Cicheto
Osteria Al Cicheto
10.03 reviews
$$$$
Italian
Distance: 0.08 mi
Pasticceria Dal Mas
Pasticceria Dal Mas
9.17 reviews
Ice Cream and Desserts
Distance: 0.06 mi
All'Aquila
All'Aquila
8.02 reviews
Italian
Distance: 0.09 mi
Trattoria Bella Venezia
Trattoria Bella Venezia
6.02 reviews
Italian
Distance: 0.05 mi
View all

Aliases: Ponte dei Scalzi

Report this place