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  • Address: Ponte di Rialto, Venice 30125, Italy
  • Hours: Open every day, 24 hours a day.
  • Admission: Free

Venice ATTRACTIONS See all

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

4 star rating: Recommended 2303 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 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.05
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade, Venice, Walking Tours
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

4 star rating: Recommended 2003 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 $44.78
Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour, Venice, Gondola Cruises
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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 $64.16
Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride, Venice, Night Cruises
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Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 410 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 $73.17
Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour, Venice, Night Tours
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Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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 $89.55
Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride, Venice, ... 
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Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

If you’ve always wanted to explore enchanting Venice on foot and from the water, the Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Ride is the perfect introduction to this ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.36
Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide, Venice, Walking Tours
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $10.92
Hidden Venice Walking Tour, Venice, Walking Tours
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Hidden Venice Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

A relaxing afternoon walking tour with an expert guide to discover some unusual areas of Venice, located off the beaten track. Enjoy a fascinating stroll from ...  Read more

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

From USD $22.93
Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride, Venice, Walking Tours
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Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Two great classics of Venice combined in a unique, enchanting experience: a walking tour to discover some of the lesser-known corners of the city and a ...  Read more

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

From USD $51.33
Venice by Land and Water: Murano Island with Typical Lunch, Venice, Walking Tours
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Venice by Land and Water: Murano Island with Typical Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

See the best of Venice while totally relaxing during this 7-hour private tour over land and water. Discover important places including San Marco and the Rialto ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.74

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