Salt has always been an essential product, both for nutrition and food preservation. In prehistory too salt mines were used, in Hallstatt or in Hallein near Salzburg, but from ancient times on, to make salt saltworks were used above all, special structure realized in cost marine areas.
A list of the most interesting places in Venice: historic buildings, monuments, old palaces, bridges and streets. Every place has historical comments and curiosities, artistic details, useful information and pictures to help you to find it on the city map.
The Grand Canal is the main sea route crossing and splitting Venice in two. On the Grand Canal, called the “Canalazzo” by Venetians and defined by Philippe de Commynes (Venice ambassador in the 15th century) "the most beautiful and better built street in the world”, overlook the most beautiful palaces, churches and buildings of the city.
The Constitution Bridge was opened to public on the night of September 11, 2008. After the Rialto Bridge of the XVI century, the Scalzi Bridge and the Accademia Bridge of the 1930s, the Constitution Bridge is the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal, linking the railway station to Piazzale Roma.
Rialto Bridge is the most famous and the more ancient bridge in Venice, until 1854 it was the only bridge to cross
the Grand Canal. Today it's one of the three bridges that cross the Grand canal, together with the Accademia and the Scalzi bridge.
The Accademia Bridge is one of the four bridges linking the two banks of the Grand Canal, together with Rialto Bridge, Ponte Degli Scalzi and Calatrava Bridge (Costitution Bridge).
The Ponte degli Scalzi, literally "bridge of the barefoot (monks)" was built on 1934 under the project of the engineer Eugenio Miozzi. Venetians also call it the bridge of the station or of the railway station, because of its proximity of Santa Lucia railway station.