A stroll along the enchanting bridges of Venice
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A walk through romantic canals to discover Venice’s countless bridges

Bridge of the Spires
(by Wolfgang Moroder, CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons)

(by Wolfgang Moroder, CC BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Commons)

The Bridge of the Spires is located in the Cannaregio sestiere.

It is the only Venetian bridge adorned with pinnacles, placed at the base of the handrails: the spires from which it takes its name. It was first built of wood, like most Venetian bridges, in 1285. It was replaced by the present stone bridge in 1580, as evidenced by inscriptions placed on the bridge itself. It was first restored in 1641 and 1677 and later rebuilt in 1823 with the addition of spires. In 1987 it was added a flat path with a metal handrail.


1. Bridge of the Nail

2. Bridge of the Spires

3. Three Arches Bridge

4. The Bridge of the Barefooters

5. Constitution Bridge

6. Bridge of Fists

7. Academy Bridge

8. Straw Bridge

9. Bridge of Sighs

10. Rialto Bridge

11. Poste Vecie