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

Straw Bridge
(by Andrzej Otrębski, CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia Commons)

(by Andrzej Otrębski, CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia Commons)

The Straw Bridge is a bridge that crosses the Rio di Palazzo near the Doge’s Palace, connecting the pier of the St. Mark’s square with the Schiavoni bank, allowing an excellent view of the Bridge of Sighs and the entire St. Mark’s Basin, particularly towards the Basilica of Health. It is one of the bridges that mark the transition between St. Mark’s sestiere and Castle Sestiere. The name ” of Straw” derives from the boats laden with straw that used to moor there, as evidenced by some laws and ordinances of the Republic that prohibited this custom.


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