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  • Address: Ponte di Rialto, Venice 30125, Italy
  • 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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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride, Venice, null
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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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 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.29
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade, Venice, Walking Tours
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

4 star rating: Recommended 2013 Reviews

Waft by the beautiful sights of Venice on a 35-minute shared gondola ride and enjoy a serenade, too. Select an afternoon or evening trip, be welcomed aboard ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.07
Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride

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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 $72.01
Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour, Venice, Night Tours
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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 20 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 $63.15
Venice Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup, Milan, Night Cruises
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Venice Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup

Venice really needs no introduction. The watery city, home to gondoliers in stripy jerseys singing in front of the Bridge of Sighs, has been a fabled holiday ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.55
Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour, Venice, Day Trips
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Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour

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Admire Venice from the land and water on a fascinating combo tour that includes a guided visit of the Doge's Palace, an unusual walk through the lesser-known ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.14
Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide, Venice, Cultural Tours
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Explore the most fascinating city in the world with a local guide that knows every corner and secret of it. You will visit Campo Santa Margherita, see the ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $10.75
Walking Tour of Hidden Venice and Iconic Gondola Ride, Venice, Walking Tours
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Walking Tour of Hidden Venice and Iconic Gondola Ride

Walk through Venice with an expert guide to discover the city's many treasures. Visit the facades of the Fenice Theatre, Scala del Bovolo, and Rialto Bridge. ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $50.52
A Day in Venice: Small Group Tour by Minivan from Florence, Florence, Gondola Cruises
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A Day in Venice: Small Group Tour by Minivan from Florence

Be part of the waterways dream that reflect elegant palaces with Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance façades, small and delicate bridges, magnificent ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $279.46
Venice for Kids: Family-Friendly Small-Group Walking Tour, Venice, Day Trips
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Venice for Kids: Family-Friendly Small-Group Walking Tour

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Introduce your kids to the beauty of Venice on a 2-hour family friendly walking tour that won’t leave them bored. Take an interactive guided itinerary that ...  Read more

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

From USD $212.82

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