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Paris, Rome, Venice, and Barcelona are among the top-visited destinations in Europe. Beyond the Old World, New York City, Toronto and Whistler await shopping, dining and skiing enthusiasts, as well as businessmen and students. Quality accommodation is always in demand, and nowadays travellers have the freedom to choose not only hotels, but also apartment rentals.
Conveniently located and fully furnished, apartments of Sweet Home Abroad are excellently suited for short-term rentals and could be your next great vacation! All apartments are meant for travellers looking for comfort and independence regardless of their activities of interest. Beach lovers could opt for an apartment rental in Israel or rent a villa in Spain. Lovers of outdoor winter activities like skiing and snowboarding will find Whistler, located in Canada, a great destination: the co-host of Winter Olympic Games in 2010, Whistler is perfectly equipped to provide you with great skiing and riding trails, impeccable customer service and top-notch long-term accommodation. History and culture buffs will enjoy a great selection of accommodation we offer in Paris, Prague, Madrid, and, of course, Barcelona.
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The Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge, or Ponte di Rialto in Italian, is the most well-known of four bridges crossing the Grand Canal and quite possibly the most recognizable secular monument in Venice. Similarly to the Charles Bridge in Prague, Rialto is the last in a line of bridges built on this city point, all of which perished for one reason or another. The first bridge was a pontoon constructed circa 1172, too unstable for the city’s growing human traffic needs. The second wooden one appeared in 1260 and lasted only fifty years until a revolt in Venice swept it away in 1310. The third bridge collapsed when a wedding procession marched over it in 1444. The fourth version had a drawbridge attached to it, but in mid-16th century a decision had finally been made on commissioning a solid stone bridge to settle the matters once and for all. Many famous architects including even Michelangelo expressed interest in working on the project, but a young Antonio da Ponte was chosen for the job. Not only his name, which literally translates as “bridge” from Italian, but also his somewhat daring single-arched plan suited the selection committee’s tastes, and so in 1591 the bridge was complete. It took only three years to build.

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