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Ponte dei Pugni

Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: near Campo San Barnaba, Venice, Italy

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Pretty and nice to look at I think after a while they all blur into one not worth going out your way for

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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698 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure I would go out of my way to see this bridge, but it's one of those that you keep falling over as you wander round Venice - often feeling as though you are going round in circles! Mind you, there are always signs for "Per S Marco" or "Per Rialto" so you never really get lost. I would... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty and nice to look at I think after a while they all blur into one not worth going out your way for

Thank sez101
Bucharest, Romania
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1,256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

There are,probabily,hundreds of bridges in Venice.This one is just one of them,tiny,with absolutely nothing special.

Thank zuv
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

You can read the history of this little bridge on previous reviews. The location of traditional neighbourhood fisticuffs! For me, it is the location of what my family refers to as "the fruit boat", as its name suggest! A charming boat selling fresh fruit and vegetables. We always stock up here with strawberries to nibble on our way back to... More 

Thank Minimumma
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The bridge is nice and small. It is part of your route as you are heading towards academia and Saint Marco. Be sure to check the wood craft shop immediately after the bridge.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Attractive bridge in the lovely Dorsoduro district. Our boys were interested in the history behind the two pairs of footprints on the top of the bridge. These mark the starting point for fights between rivals - they would wrestle each other until one fell into the water below (no balustrades in those days!).

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Ponte dei Pugni is located right next to Campo San Barnaba and it's a good crossing point over Rio San Barnaba, offering nice views of the quiet area around.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I wouldn't target this bridge just to see it. But, it was part of our beautiful walk through Venice.

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Bavaria, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Came upon this bridge by accident. Didnot know it was listed on tripadvisor as an attraction. Well the surroundings are beautiful enough :)

Thank jibingms
Bodø, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Like hundreds of other bridges in the city. Nothing special to this one, despite fights were performed here in old days.

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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