Considered to be one of the four great bridges of Venice, the Ponte della Accademia crosses the southern end of the Great Canal and is named after an academic art gallery which is still present in this area. The bridge links the areas of Dorsoduro and San Marco and is easily accessible for all pedestrians. It offers two of the best views in Venice, looking along the Grand Canal in each direction. On one side lies the Dome of Santa Maria della Salute, and on the other is the quieter bend which eventually takes the canal towards the Rialto Bridge. Even though people spoke for many centuries about building the bridge, it was not constructed until 1854. Built with steel initially, but this was demolished later to make place for the wooden construction that is now iconic of this bridge. The site is a popular meeting place for lovers, that place padlocks or so called ‘lovelocks’ on the bridge to symbolize their love. Even though many tourists converge here, the bridge has much more atmosphere than the other bridges spanning over the Grand Canal and it offers more chances of peaceful moments. Next to the beautiful bridge, many hotels, hostels and apartment complexes have set up shop here. The many restaurants are bars in the vicinity will make you can enjoy the Italian climate with the utmost intensity.