Arguably the most iconic landmark in Venice, the Rialto Bridge is the oldest to span the Grand Canal. Named after the nearby market, the Rialto is a stone bridge constructed in the 16th century with a portico to shield the shops inside from the elements. If you want to shell out the big bucks for a gondola ride, then you’ll be going beneath it; otherwise, join the tourist hordes in exploring the small shops in the arcade on the bridge, negotiating for fish at the market, or sitting at one of the many expensive cafes nearby to enjoy the fact that you’ve arrived in the city of romance. Even if it’s you and five other guys. For more information on the bridge and how to get to it, check out the included website.