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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

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

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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 $44.77
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 $73.16
Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride, Venice, ... 
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Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride

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If you only have a short time to explore Venice this tour is your perfect all-inclusive ticket to the top attractions of the city. Follow one of the expert, ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $136.49
Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour, Venice, Walking Tours
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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 $89.54
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

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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 $75.34
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

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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 $174.71
Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour, Venice, City Tours
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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

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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 $64.15
Hidden Venice Walking Tour, Venice, Night Cruises
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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
Venice Full-day Tour from Lake Garda, Lake Garda, Walking Tours
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Venice Full-day Tour from Lake Garda

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy an 11-hour guided tour to discover Venice, the most romantic city in the world, from Lake Garda. Sightsee with a tour escort through the heart of Venice. ...  Read more

Location: Garda, Italy
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.62

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