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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

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Ponte di Rialto, Venice, 30125

The Basics

The Rialto is one of the most famous landmark bridges in Europe, and a popular and crowded Venice attraction connecting the San Marco district, home of St. Mark's Square, to the San Polo district, where Venice's famous fish market has stood for 700 years. The bridge is visited on nearly every walking tour through the "Floating City," along with other historic tourist attractions like the nearby Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), and St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco). For a unique view of the bridge far from the crowds, consider booking a Venice gondola ride or Venice Grand Canal evening boat tour to see the bridge from the water.

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Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour
Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour
$82.37 per adult
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A neat little orientation of the back...
A neat little orientation of the back streets of Venice. Not only was our fabulous guide full of knowledge of the sights, but happy to recommend the best places for exploring on our own. This was our 5th Viator walking tour, and couldn't fault any of them.
Arianne C, Oct 2009

Recent reviews from experiences in Venice

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It was a very nice day with a very knowledgeable guide!
Terry_J, Aug 2021
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
The food was awesome and plenty of it. The wine was also very good and the guide was great! She was full of knowing about the history of Venice.
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Silvia’s eating and drinking tour was the best!
Timothy_D, Aug 2021
Rialto Farmers Market Food Tour in Venice with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing
Silvia was a fun and energetic guide as we navigated through Venice, eating and drinking at the oldest bacaras and hearing the stories. The food was very good and the wines even better. It was our favorite tour of the trip! Thank you Silvia!
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Silvia is wonderfully smart and passionate
Jordan_Giebas, Jul 2021
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
You’ll learn the difference between a traghetto & gondola, learn about casanova and his many pursuits, all while having great food & wine. Ask for silvia she’s great company
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Scrummy food, delicious drink & informative tour
lovesteruk, Oct 2019
Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
This was a fantastic way to start our visit to Venice. We did it on our first day, in the hopes that we would get recommendations of food and places to try whilst we were staying. And we certainly did. The tour is very informative about the history of food in Venice and also about Venice itself. Just make sure not to each much for breakfast, as within 10 minutes of the tour starting you're having your first bite to eat and first Spritz!! We had a great selection of food to try, and was great to have a local take us round the food markets and give us some insight into them and also how Venetians eat, and why they tend to eat small plates. Our tour guide was wonderful and happy to answer all questions that were posed to her. This is a great tour, and I would highly recommend it.
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Foodie? In Venice? Do This!
Carol_R, Sep 2021
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
This is a must do tour if you have just few days in Venice book this amazing tour. Ana was a food affeciano that was funny, smart and brought us to food and wine tastings that no tourist would ever find. The pairings were exceptional, food makes your eyes look to the heavens in delight. Ana was the best of the best. When I return to wonderful Venice I will make this my 1st tour and request Ana. Don’t hesitate. There were a total of 5 of us and this was a memory I will cherish. Thank you Ana for creating this memorable experience.
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Excellent - worth every penny
Louise_D, Aug 2020
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Worth every penny! This tour exceeded expectations! Very relaxed, small groups and you get some history off the beaten track and get to see what the locals experience. Sylvia was amazing and her recommendations for food and wine were spot on. You really do get what you pay for and I would recommend this tour to everyone visiting Venice!
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Wonderful food, wonderful guide!
Heather S, Oct 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
I truly enjoyed my experience. The guide was terrific and knowledgeable. Thanks for everything! Ciao!
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Amazing, Tasty and Educational
emerydby, Sep 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Loved this tour! The food was plentiful,, many variety of tastings and simply amazing. No one was hungry when we were finished. loved the educational portion and although we were 12 people it felt very personalized and there was no rushing through the stops. If you are a foodie like my husband and I, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommend this tour.
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Best thing to do in Venice
bilgola1 ., Sep 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
We had a small group, an exceptional guide named Ana, wonderful food and wine, learned a lot, and were taken to small, old, interesting, wonderful places that we might not have found on our own. Best thing we did in Venice. Highly recommended.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The bridge is lined with tiny shops and leads to the San Polo neighborhood, known for its market and gourmet stores; it’s an ideal spot for souvenir shopping.

  • The Rialto is a pedestrian bridge but has stairs on each side, so it is not accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get to There

The Rialto Bridge crosses the Grand Canal between the San Marco and San Polo districts, and can be reached by vaporetto water bus lines 1 and 2 via the Rialto stop. Along Venice's maze of tiny streets, there are signs and arrows painted on the walls at regular intervals pointing toward the Rialto.

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Trip ideas

Sightseeing on a Budget in Venice

Sightseeing on a Budget in Venice


When to Get There

The islands of Venice are crowded with tourists during the popular summer months, and it can be a challenge to navigate the crowds on the bridge. Take an early morning or late evening stroll if visiting between April and October, or book a private tour by boat along the Grand Canal.

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The Grand Canal Bridges

The Rialto Bridge is one of four bridges that span the Grand Canal. The other three are the wood-and-steel Accademia Bridge (Ponte dell'Accademia), the modern Constitution Bridge (Ponte della Costituzione), and the marble ‘Bridge of the Barefoot’ (Ponte degli Scalzi).

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