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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
The Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) was the first to span Venice’s Grand Canal (Canal Grande) between its two highest points above sea level. The original 12th-century wooden bridge was replaced in 1592 by a stone structure resting on wooden pilings—a bold design by Antonio da Ponte featuring a single central arch over the water that allow ships to pass. Today, the bridge is among Italy’s most famous, carrying an endless stream of tourists and locals across the canal while countless gondolas and vaporetto water buses pass beneath.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).
Address: Ponte di Rialto, Venice 30125, Italy
Hours: Open every day, 24 hours a day.
Admission: Free
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Venice Night Secrets Guided Tour from St Mark to Marco Polo House Frari & Rialto

Venice Night Secrets Guided Tour from St Mark to Marco Polo House Frari & Rialto

Venice is at its most atmospheric after dark when the streets are quiet and the crowds have dispersed. This private tour ensures you see the city at its very best. Starting at San Marco Square, you'll head for the majestic Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge, and landmarks such as Teatro La Fenice, Scuola Grande di San Marco, and Marco Polo’s house.
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  • 3 hours
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Venice Highlights Tour from St Maria Formosa to Rialto St Mark & Marco Polo Home

Venice Highlights Tour from St Maria Formosa to Rialto St Mark & Marco Polo Home

A trip to the discovery of the Venice highlights, a guided outdoor walking tour through the canals, cathedrals and calli (the little alleyways of Venice). Your local guide will show you the secrets of this City of Bridges, one of the most beautiful and romantic city in the world, where to get lost, love and be seduced experiencing the thrill of the past and the charm of historical monuments like The Doge's Palace , San Marco Basilic and suggestive places like Rialto with its majestic Bridge and much more. A magical experience !! The  tour lasts  3 hours. Available in the morning or in the afternoon.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market, San Polo and Frari Church Walking Tour

Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market, San Polo and Frari Church Walking Tour

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Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide as you discover Venetian history and highlights on this 2-hour walking tour. Wander through the charming backstreets and squares of the San Polo neighborhood, and step inside the spectacular Gothic Frari Church to admire masterpieces by Renaissance painters Titian and Bellini. Explore the city’s commercial heart with a visit to the open-air Rialto market, where Venetians have been buying fresh fish and fruit for centuries.
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  • 2 hours
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families w/ Local Guide

Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families w/ Local Guide

Get the most out of your trip to Venice on this 2.5-hour walking tour tailored to kids and families. Expect to see the highlights, some hidden gems and enjoy tailor-made games and activities, including a treasure hunt for the kids to make the overall experience more fun! Meet your guide at the stunning Rialto Bridge and the adventures begin! Listen to your kid-friendly guide as they share the history and point out the major landmarks on your colorful tour. From the Rialto market to the quaint square, Campo San Bartolomeo then on to the most famous square in Italy, Piazza San Marco. Here you can marvel at St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, the Bell Tower and the magnificent palaces that line the three sides. Make a stop at Marco Polo's house, the world explorer with a fascinating story that will engage the kids and help them for future history classes. With so much to see along the way including canals, bridges, monuments, squares, cafes and more. Venice is a true breath of fresh air.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sightseeing Fun in Venice for Kids & Families w/Local Guide!

Sightseeing Fun in Venice for Kids & Families w/Local Guide!

Discover the unique beauty of Venice on this kid-friendly 2.5-hour walking tour. Let your guide entertain the kids with a fun treasure hunt that will allow them to learn about the sights and the history of the city, while you sit back and enjoy the ride. The small group tour starts at the spectacular Rialto Bridge and from here the journey begins. Venice is like making your way through a maze with narrow streets that all seem to look alike, over picturesque bridges, with something wonderful to see around every corner. It's sure to be a highlight for the kids. On the walk you'll visit the Rialto Market to tickle your appetite, see the statue of Goldoni in Campo San Bartolomeo, the ‘drawing room of Europe’, St Mark’s Square, the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge's Palace and see where Marco Polo once lived. This tour is ideal for young learners and curious explorers who are keen to know more about Venice and who love to hear fascinating stories.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Venice: Best of Venice Private Walking Tour

Venice: Best of Venice Private Walking Tour

Thanks to the elegance of its monuments, San Marco Square is rightly considered the great “Salotto,” or drawing room, of Venice. Explore the graceful heart of Venice on a 2-hour walking tour seeing San Marco’s beautiful buildings and Doge Palace from the outside. See the grand Old Law Courts and Clock Tower around St. Mark's Square, and learn all about the magnificent Basilica and Campanile. Continue to the Venetian Gothic Ducal Palace, the former residence of the Doges of Venice. The exquisite palace took on its present form in the 15th-century. Admire the beautiful white marbles of the loggiato, and really get to know Venice along the way. To be sure, this tour is the perfect way to get introduced to Venice's classical sights and learn the fascinating history of the City of Water.
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Venice: Historic Walking tour, Saint Mark Basilica & Gondola ride

Venice: Historic Walking tour, Saint Mark Basilica & Gondola ride

An unforgettable experience to discover the real soul of the city! Start with a historic walking tour of the main highlights in Piazza San Marco as Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs or the Bell Tower and reach the imposing Rialto Bridge with its traditional markets. The tour proceeds with the fascinating gondola ride along the Grand Canal and its hidden canals where you’ll see the Mozart’s House, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, San Giorgio’s Island enjoying the breathtaking overview of Piazza San Marco from the water. At the end, the guide will bring you inside the Saint Mark's Basilica narrating the history behind the Cathedral, known as the Golden Basilica, due to many mosaics made with pure gold! The only Basilica Tour where you will enjoy part of the explanation comfortably seated in the middle of the church! You'll enjoy the skip the line access at the entrace and also for the Pala D'Oro. Later, enjoy the Audio guide with digital map to discover the more than 200 Venice Highlights!
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  • 3 hours
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Venice Quick Overview: City Center Walking Tour with Local Guide

Venice Quick Overview: City Center Walking Tour with Local Guide

Spend two hours of your stay in Venice by joining our small group tour of the highlights of one of the most fascinating cities in Italy. You will meet your local English-speaking guide in Dorsoduro, see the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Basilica de' Frari. Next you will cross Rialto Bridge and walk by Marco Polo’s House, Campo San Giovanni e Paolo and San Marco Square. The tour is outdoor and is an introduction to the main beauties of the unique city of Venice. Go ahead and ask your guide for further instructions to how to visit the city, or for more things to do in the following days of your stay. Enjoy your time in the unique city of Venice, jumping from bridge to bridge and discovering all its magnificent beauties.
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  • 2 hours
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Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour Including St Mark Doges Palace & Gondola Ride

Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour Including St Mark Doges Palace & Gondola Ride

This is a private  6-hour guided walking tour of Venice and includes a trip on one of the city’s iconic gondolas. The tour includes skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges Palace. You see many of Venice’s famous landmarks including the Rialto Bridge and what better way  to end the tour than a leisurely trip along Venice’s canals on a gondola!  Entrance fees are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Venice Walking Tour: Piazza San Marco and Historic center

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Venice Walking Tour: Piazza San Marco and Historic center

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Enjoy an overview of Venice’s main sights in just a little over an hour on this prompt, introductory tour. Meet your guide at St. Mark’s Square, and set off with just a small group for company (audio headsets are available so you can hear your guide’s every word). You’ll see St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Marco Polo’s House, and more, and will learn about Venice’s wealth of history from your guide. At the tour’s end, opt to add on a complimentary visit to a local glass-making studio.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Guided Tour of Venice City Highlights for Kids & Families

Guided Tour of Venice City Highlights for Kids & Families

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This 2.5-hour walking tour is tailored to families who want to discover Venice's highlights, hear as much as possible about the history of the city and have fun at the same time! This small-group tour is the perfect opportunity to explore the main attractions of such a wonderful city with an expert, local guide! On your itinerary, you will find famous places like Rialto Bridge, Campo San Bartolomeo, Marco Polo’s house and St. Mark's Square. With our kid-friendly guide, your children can become interested in the Venetian culture and, of course, they will have fun!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Venice hidden and highlights spots in a Small-group Walking Tour

Venice hidden and highlights spots in a Small-group Walking Tour

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Join this small-group tour around the city centre and discover Venice following your guide, an expert in the history and culture of La Serenissima: they will tell you all about the typical features of Venice, such as the navigation, the delicious food and the many canals.Cross the Rialto Bridge but do not forget to stop in the middle to take a stunning picture of the Grand Canal. Have a walk through the small calli (streets) and campi (squares) and end your tour on a high note in the well-known Piazza San Marco: your guide will tell you all about this wonderful, its majestic Basilica and the San Marco bell tower.
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  • 2 hours
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Shore Excursion: Venice Exclusive Private walking tour with a licensed tour guide (No Groups)

Shore Excursion: Venice Exclusive Private walking tour with a licensed tour guide (No Groups)

Avoid the hassle of crowded, rushed group tours on this private walking tour of Venice that is exclusively for you and your party. Explore Venice's gems, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, and the Doge's Palace, and enjoy the flexibility of customizing the itinerary to your preferences.
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  • 4 hours
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$430.45
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Private Walking Tour of Venice

Private Walking Tour of Venice

See the Venice sights that you want to see with this fully customized private tour, for a group of up to 10 people. Just choose a duration that suits your schedule, then head out with a private guide to discover the city. Perhaps take a tour that gives you the history behind the famous sights of St. Mark's Square such as the Doge's Palace, or maybe focus on the tucked-away treasures of Venice such as the Fontego dei Tedeschi building near the Rialto Bridge. It's the perfect way to explore Venice at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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$161.42
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Venice Super Saver: Dolomite Mountains Day Trip and Skip-the-Line Venice in One Day Tour

Venice Super Saver: Dolomite Mountains Day Trip and Skip-the-Line Venice in One Day Tour

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Want to see the Dolomites, tour Venice and save money at the same time? Book this Venice Super Saver, which combines two best-selling tours at a 10-percent discount, and spread your sightseeing over two days. Start with a Dolomites day trip to visit Lake Santa Caterina, the ski village of Cortina d’Ampezzo and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo mountain range, and then take a tour of the Venice on the second day. Bypass the entrance lines outside St Mark’s Basilica, explore the city by foot and, finally, finish with a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
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  • 2 days
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$251.10
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Venice 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Venice 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Go on a walking tour of Venice with a private guide. Learn about the city’s storied history and how it was originally built on a group of more than 100 small islands connected by canals. See the Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark’s Square, and other notable landmarks along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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$326.42
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Enjoy the Venice Small group Walking Tour with a Top Guide

Enjoy the Venice Small group Walking Tour with a Top Guide

Discover the wonderful enchanting north Italian city of Venice! Also known as the Floating City, it is packed with history, romance and beautiful sites. Join us on this tour to Venice, the City of Bridges that relies on a series of waterways and canals. Beginning in the Dorsoduro district with fashion boutiques, restaurants and authentic cafes, along the tour expect to see spectacular buildings such as Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the church Basilica dei' Frari where Titian’s, the famous painter’s, are placed. Continuing on the tour to the Rialto Bridge, the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal, and one of the most visited attractions in Venice. Marco Polo House is also on the tour, eventually concluding the 2 hour walking tour at Campo San Marco, the main square of the city. Experience the wonder of this charming city in this exciting 2 hour walking tour. Opt for either a group tour or a personalised private tour.
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  • 2 hours
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$20.51
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 Venice Private Tour including St Mark Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride from Rome

Venice Private Tour including St Mark Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride from Rome

A day trip to Venice from Rome takes careful planning, and with this guided tour you’ll take in the city’s highlights in just hours. Make the most of every minute by meeting your guide directly at the train station save time with skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Take in other iconic sights like the Rialto Bridge and end your day with a traditional gondola ride.
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  • 6 hours
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$609.80
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Venice walking tour & St. Mark's Basilica guided tour

Venice walking tour & St. Mark's Basilica guided tour

St. Mark’s Basilica, with its walls covered in golden mosaics, is one of Venice’s most popular historical landmarks—and it often has the crowds to show for it. On this exclusive tour, you'll skip the lines for quicker access to the Byzantine splendors inside, and enjoy a scenic, guided stroll through St. Mark's Square. Upgrade to include a gondola ride along the Grand Canal.
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  • 3 hours
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$66.96
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Fairytale Venice: Palazzo Ducale, mysterious walking tour & Gondola ride

Fairytale Venice: Palazzo Ducale, mysterious walking tour & Gondola ride

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Explore Venice’s grandest attractions by land and water all in one afternoon on this great-value combo tour. Step inside the opulent former seat of the mighty Venetian Republic on a skip-the-line tour of the Doge’s Palace, and then discover the island’s hidden historic treasures on a guided walk along winding streets and canals. Glide through these famous waterways on a classic Venetian gondola ride, and then explore a trio of museums in St. Mark’s Square at your leisure with an included ticket.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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$114.79
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Venice Christmas Day Tour

Venice Christmas Day Tour

Being in Italy during Christmas most certainly indicates to me that you are already a person who likes to make life interesting. During the holidays some families and couples like to get away from it all to spend time in a deeply cultural and historic City which invigorates are spirits and deepens the experience of our time together. Coming together in the centre of Venice seems like an already highest point to our Christmas Day Tour. But there is so much more. San Marco, Rialto, the Jewish quarter the bridge of Sorrows and so so much more. This journey through the heart of Venice sets the tone for any other tours you might experience during the holidays. With a literally overwhelming wealth of history and jaw dropping tales we use Christmas Day to reveal it all. My local guides are proper characters who know and love Venice so you and the kids won’t be left short of a few stories and unusual facts to tell.
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  • 3 hours
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Venice amazing walking tour

Venice amazing walking tour

Venice, the miracle of floating architecture as some may call it. There are never ending mysteries about this Mediterranean trading city, but if you want, you can explore it for yourself! In just a 2-hour walk, you can experience what Venice is all about it. The history of Venice has so much to offer, ranging from an anecdote on the craftsman, glassblower, and teaching by the Romans until the Napoleonic period. The discoveries continue with the locations of Saint Mark's Square, the Doge’s Palace, and Saint Mark's Basilica. It is encouraged to take the time in order to see each monument and listen to the discussions of your expert guides. This city has a history of incredible cleverness, due to it being built on the water of lagoon. Besides: the Fenice theater, Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Frari Church, and the Academy Gallery. Before the conclusion of the tour, remember to take in the breathtaking, scenic view of some of the local palaces
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  • 2 hours
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$406.54
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Early Morning Photo Tour and Breakfast in a luxury location

Early Morning Photo Tour and Breakfast in a luxury location

early morning walking tour with a professional photographer  departure from hotel in venice or san marco square  Get around the city with a photographer, who will not only make your memories captured in pictures, but also will contribute to this experience by sharing his knowledge and stories about the life in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
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$486.06
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Venice hidden and highlights spots Walking Tour with Gondola ride

Venice hidden and highlights spots Walking Tour with Gondola ride

With its wealth of architecture and maze of winding lanes, Venice can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. With this guided walking tour, take in the highlights of the city without the hassle of a map, ending with a scenic gondola ride. Admire sights like the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square while learning about their history, then cap off your visit by floating beneath the Bridge of Sighs on a traditional gondola.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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