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  • Address: Ponte di Rialto
  • Hours: Open every day, 24 hours a day.
  • Admission: Free

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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

Rialto Bridge or Ponte di Rialto was the city's first bridge over the Grand Canal. Connecting the highest points on the lagoon islands settlement, the first bridge was built in 1180 and this more solid marble one in 1588-92. The bridge is an elegant arch with steps and shops, a mass of water traffic passing underneath, and huge numbers of tourists and Venetians heading across it.

The area around the bridge was, and still is, full of important city functions. Nearby are the city's markets: the fresh produce and the fish market. They have been there for 700 years. This area was also where the first banks were established, where the traders who made Venice rich set sail from and sold their goods on return, where courts met, prisoners were held and punished, and new laws were declared.

Practical Info

The Rialto Bridge is halfway along the Grand Canal. Vaporetto (ferries) 1, 4, 82 and N call there; stop: Rialto. As you walk through Venice's confusing maze of streets, look up and on the walls at regular intervals will be painted arrows pointing to Rialto.

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Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2114 Reviews

If it’s your first time in Venice, see all the highlights of this magical city on a combination walking tour of Venice’s narrow streets and a boat tour on the ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.16
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 1251 Reviews

Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.76

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco

4.5 star rating: Recommended 225 Reviews

See the top Venice attractions in a short space of time on this comprehensive Best of Venice walking tour! With an expert guide, see sights like Rialto Bridge ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $53.19

Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 265 Reviews

Explore romantic Venice by daytime or night, and see a selection of the city's gems! During a relaxing walking tour, pass top Venice attractions such as Rialto ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.25

Small-Group Tour: Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Water Taxi Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

See Venice sights by land and water on this small-group Venice sightseeing tour. After a water taxi ride down the Grand Canal, enjoy a Venice walking tour, ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $125.48

Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

4 star rating: Recommended 815 Reviews

This 2-hour walking tour is an absolute must if you're a first-time visitor to Venice! You'll visit St Mark's Basilica in St Mark's Square alongside other ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.10

Venice Ghost Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 557 Reviews

Venice by night is a place of romance and mystery - and the ghosts of the past! This ghost walking tour takes you on a journey through the hidden Venice, and ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.10

Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Take a romantic evening cruise along Venice's canals aboard a modern Venetian boat. This evening tour by comfortable boat takes you along Venice's famous Grand ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 1 or 2 hours

From USD $80.13

Venice Shore Excursion: Small-Group Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Taxi Ride

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

See Venice sights by land and water on this small-group Venice shore excursion sightseeing tour. After a water taxi ride down the Grand Canal, enjoy a Venice ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $125.48

Private Tour: San Polo Walking Tour - Merchants, Courtesans and Painters

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This enthralling private walking tour starts at Venice's commercial quarters near the Rialto Bridge and concentrates on the ancient area of San Polo. Here the ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.27

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