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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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The Essence of Venice in a Small group Walking Tour with a Top Guide

The Essence of Venice in a Small group Walking Tour with a Top Guide

Join us for an exploration of the enchanting city of Venice,arguably the most beautiful city in the northern region of Italy.Discover the hidden secrets and historical treasures of ‘The City of Bridges’in our walking tour of the most famous places the city has to offer.The tour begins in the Dorsoduro district. Here the area is filled with vintage fashion stores, casual eateries and unique boutique.The tour continues towards the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Basilica de' Frari where painter Titian is buried. Along the tour you will reach Rialto Bridge one of the architectural icons of Venice and one of the most visited tourist attractions of the city.Then, you will explore Marco Polo House and concluding the tour at San Marco, the principle public square of Venice.Allow your mind to unravel the history and memories of the Venetian past with an expert local guide in this exhilarating 2 hour walking tour.Choose the option of a group tour or your very own personalized private tour.
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2-hour Venice Guided Walking Tour with Gondola ride

2-hour Venice Guided Walking Tour with Gondola ride

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Experience an unforgettable 2-hour tour of  the Venice wonders!  Unique city  and completely  different  from any other cities in the world with its elegance, preciosity and its wide cultural heritage. Delving into the hidden secrets of this misterious city , an expert local guide will let you discover all the famous highlights of Venice and you wil be captured by its eternal beauty. Strolling by the narrow streets  you will reach Rialto enjoying his Famous Fish market and its Romantic Bridge, follow your guide towards Marco Polo’s house learning his fascinating history  passing by the most important  Venice Camps  . Complete your immersive tour with a suggestive 30 minutes Gondola ride tour through the Canal Grande and admire the beauties of the City from the Lagoon.
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  • 2 hours
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$102.49
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Private 2 or 3 Hour Walking Tour of Venice with private official tour guide

Private 2 or 3 Hour Walking Tour of Venice with private official tour guide

Explore Venice with the benefit of a private walking tour that covers famous monuments and lesser-known sights. Hear live commentary from your guide as you see Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge, and Saint Mark's Square, and go inside Saint Mark´s Basilica (admission ticket included). Learn about the architecture, art, and history of Venice on a walking tour that proceeds at a leisurely pace.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$181.75
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Public Tour: Beauties in Venice

Public Tour: Beauties in Venice

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Discover one of the most charming and historic parts of Venice on a walking tour of the winding maze between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Leave the crowds behind as a guide leads you through winding sidestreets and across foot bridges, stopping to hear the legends behind landmarks like the Teatro la Fenice opera house and the curious Scala del Bovolo staircase.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Venice: a private walking tour through the main highlights

Venice: a private walking tour through the main highlights

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First-time visitors in Venice will get to know its history and best-known monuments on this 3-hour tour for a private group of up to 10 people. Depart from St. Mark's Square and visit the Basilica and Doge's Palace. Gaze upon the Rialto Bridge from a palace rooftop and take in the aristocratic elegance of the Grand Canal, all while strolling the side streets with an art historian as your guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Venice for Kids: Family-Friendly Small-Group Walking Tour

Venice for Kids: Family-Friendly Small-Group Walking Tour

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History and architecture may not be your children’s idea of fun, so keep them interested during your trip on a specifically designed family-friendly Venice walking tour. As you walk from St Mark’s Square to Rialto with a guide, who is also a parent, this 2-hour interactive experience will inspire imaginations with kid-centric stories, mysteries and activities related to Venice’s unique art and heritage.
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  • 2 hours
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Essential Venice, Private Walking Tour, 2 hrs

Essential Venice, Private Walking Tour, 2 hrs

This 2-hour tour of Venice highlights is the ultimate walking tour if you only have one day. in the magical city. Stroll with a guide who accompanies up to 8 adults in your private party; enjoy exterior views of major landmarks, such as the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Set out in the morning or afternoon, allowing you to plan for meals and any extra sightseeing independently.
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  • 2 hours
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Venice walking tour

Venice walking tour

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Who said that Venice is only Rialto, Saint Mark square with the Basilica and Doge's Palace? I have lived in Venice for many years and have been able to appreciate it in all its majestic beauty, tireless charm and grandeur. Venice is an inexhaustible source of places to see and glimpses to admire. I am very pleased to show with this tour another Venice, true and authentic, not always open to the general public because it is jealous and in love with its own traditions. I am very pleased to be able to show the culinary traditions, artistic craftsmanship, its thousands of characteristics that make it unique and irreplaceable
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Venice Street Food and Sightseeing Small Group Tour with a Native Guide

Venice Street Food and Sightseeing Small Group Tour with a Native Guide

Be welcomed by your professional local guide in Campo San Bartolo and get ready to start an amazing journey through the taste and the smells of the Venetian culinary tradition. Visit the typical baccari, try many and different cicchetti, local cheese, the bunarelli, and don’t forget to save room for the dessert! While enjoying the pleasant walk, you will also pass by the Basilica dei Frari, Campo Santa Margherita, San Polo, cross the Grand Canal and end your tour by the Rialto Market. This is the perfect experience to get acquainted to Venice, so take advantage of your live guide to ask for tips and info about the magnificent city on the Lagoon. Lactose- and gluten-free options are also available. Please, inform us at time of booking about your food allergies and restrictions.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Palazzo Ducale and Venice Walking Tour

Palazzo Ducale and Venice Walking Tour

Uncover the legends and legacy of the Venetian Republic on this 2.5-hour combo tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines at the Doge's Palace to explore the lavish rooms and chilling prisons once used by Venice's powerful rulers, and then stroll through a web of winding streets and along charming canals on a guided walking tour towards the Rialto Bridge. Dig even deeper into Venetian history with included tickets to the three museums of the Procuratie at St. Mark's Square, which you can explore independently at your leisure.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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Venice: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line St Mark's Basilica

Venice: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line St Mark's Basilica

See Venice with a local on this private tour around the city. Learn about the history of the Venetian empire and what the city is like today. See and photograph locations like Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge, and other standout architectural landmarks. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Saint Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line access.
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  • 2 hours
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$222.40
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Venice in 2 days tour including Gondola Ride and Islands Tour by Private Boat

Venice in 2 days tour including Gondola Ride and Islands Tour by Private Boat

A private 2-day tour to fully experience the City of Bridges, discovering its secrets and exploring it from every corner with a professional local guide, who will tell you about history, art, culture and architecture. With the skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and Basilic, you will not waste precious time to admire the beauties of these two majestic symbols of Venice. The first day, a 4.5 hour tour, includes the main highlights of the City as the Rialto Bridge, Doge's palace, Basilic and much more.... What a better way to end your first day in Venice with a romantic gondola ride through the Grand Canal! On your second day, you will have the privilege to admire Venice by sea with its three major islands of the Lagoon in a 6-hour boat tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello! Sailing with a private boat through the islands, it’s a unique emotion!
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  • 2 days
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$1,561.24
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3-Days Private tour among Venice, Verona and Treviso with a Top Guide

3-Days Private tour among Venice, Verona and Treviso with a Top Guide

This 3 days tour gives you the privilege to visit 3 of the most beautiful City of Italy. The 6 hour Venice tour will gives you the opportunity to visit the main attractions of Venice, including a trip on the typical Gondola . You will visit the magnificent St. Mark Basilica and the Doges Palace, without the hustle of waiting in line to buy the tickets. Your guide will have them reserved for you!While staying in Venice you cannot miss a trip to the nearby city of Treviso.The so called “Little Venice” is easily reachable by train from Venice’s main train station, start your journey and meet your guide at Treviso Train Station. Thanks to this private tour, you will get to enjoy Treviso with the expertise of a local guide that will show you in 3 hours all the main attractions.If you are staying in Venice you cannot miss a trip to the city of love, Verona.In just 2 hours you will get to see the most important sites of the city, including where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was set.
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  • 3 days
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Venice Street Food and Sightseeing Small - Group Tour

Venice Street Food and Sightseeing Small - Group Tour

Join our small group tour and visit Venice, the amazing city on the lagoon. Your professional, top rated guide will lead you in this journey to the discovery of the history, culture and food tradition of one of the most famous cities of Italy. Explore the Rialto Market, see the Basilica dei Frari (outside), pass by campo Santa Margherita, San Polo and cross the bridges on the Canal Grande. During the pleasant walk into the narrow streets on the water, stop at the baccaris and enjoy delicacies such as tramezzini (sandwiches), cicchetti, cheese, buranelli and dessert. This walking tour will allow you to get acquainted with the main streets of the centre of the city, and your guide will provide you special tips and suggestions to get the best out of your vacation. You can choos the morning tour and the afternoon tour. Please note that on Monday, on public holidays and all the afternoon Fish Market is closed.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$41.85
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Venice Self-Guided Audio Tour

Venice Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Some guided tours can feel rushed and impersonal but you can explore Venice at your own pace with this self-guided tour. At a time of your choosing, download your audio tour and map and embark upon your tour, which takes you through the city’s atmospheric passageways and to such top attractions as St Mark's Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Rialto Bridge.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$17.03
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Portrait Session in Venice

Portrait Session in Venice

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With a backdrop as magnificent as Venice, you’ll want to share your visit on social media. This private portrait session will guarantee that you have plenty of shots worth posting on Instagram, or to share with friends and family. Pose with a professional photographer in iconic locations around Venice, including St. Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge, and the Riva degli Schiavoni gondola stand.
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  • 1 hour
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$418.49
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Grand Canal Boat Private Tour , Murano and Burano with lunch in a local restaurant

Grand Canal Boat Private Tour , Murano and Burano with lunch in a local restaurant

Step aboard a private boat and let the beauty of Venice enchant you as you explore one of the world’s most romantic cities and its spectacular sights with a local guide. You’ll set your own schedule for this four-hour tour with an included pickup at your hotel or the cruise terminal, learning about the artistry of glass-blowing on Murano, marveling at the technicolor homes and intricate lacemaking traditions passed on through generations in Burano, and taking in the rich history and architecture of the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square, with a few detours to lesser-known lagoons and neighborhoods along the way.
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  • 6 hours
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$1,135.91
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The best of Venice and Murano in one day private tour on foot and by boat

The best of Venice and Murano in one day private tour on foot and by boat

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If you only have a limited amount of time in Venice, this private tour ensures you spend it wisely. Explore the city and Murano by foot and by boat and enjoy the flexibility of customizing the tour to your interests and skipping the line at such top attractions as the basilica of St Mark's Basilica.
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  • 6 hours
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$833.40
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

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Venice is full of historic landmarks and romantic views but it can be a challenge to get younger children excited about sightseeing. This private tour is specially designed for families, so you can visit sights such as Campo San Bartolomeo, the Marco Polo house, and the Rialto Bridge, and keep the kids amused with entertaining commentary and fun activities.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$85.01
$94.46
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Hop on Hop off Venice: Islands, Canal Grande and walking tours!

Hop on Hop off Venice: Islands, Canal Grande and walking tours!

Embark on a self-guided walking tour of Venice's most popular islands: Torcello, Burano, and Murano. With a 24- or 48-hour boat ticket included on the public vaporetto, transportation between the islands will be a breeze and you can hop on and hop off whenever you like. Download the app to your phone and move at you own pace, listening to the commentary as you go. Highlights include the Gran Canal, St. Mark's and Rialto areas, the Jewish Ghetto, and others.
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  • 2 days
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$44.97
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Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour

Doge's Palace, Unusual Venice and Gondola Ride Tour

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See more of Venice and save money with a 3.5-hour combined tour that includes a guided tour of the Doge's Palace, a walking tour of Venice's hidden gems and a romantic gondola ride. Explore the history of the doges and walk across the Bridge of Sighs. Let a knowledgeable local guide show you the things most visitors miss in the city. Relax on a 30-minute gondola ride to see the unique city from the water.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$122.99
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Private Grand Canal Boat Tour , Murano and Burano 6 hours

Private Grand Canal Boat Tour , Murano and Burano 6 hours

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Experience one of the world’s most enchanting cities on this private boat tour of Venice. After a convenient hotel or cruise terminal pickup, travel with a local guide to explore the city’s famed canals. Visit St. Mark’s Square, marvel at Burano’s technicolor homes and beautiful lacework, witness a master glass-blower in Murano, and learn about the Grand Canal’s rich history and architecture during one comprehensive half-day cruise.
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  • 6 hours
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$956.55
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Venice Early morning Pastry Food Tour

Venice Early morning Pastry Food Tour

Designed for early birds, this morning tour allows you to appreciate the beauty and peace of Venice at daybreak. Stroll around a relatively empty St. Mark’s Square before the day’s crowds arrive, and breakfast like a Venetian with three stops for authentic Italian coffee and some of the finest pastries in town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.17
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$192.17
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Small Group Secret Venice and Venetian Palace Walking Tour

Small Group Secret Venice and Venetian Palace Walking Tour

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Break away from the crowds to discover a hidden side of Venice on this walking tour that starts at the Rialto Bridge. It's easy to get lost in the city’s maze-like backstreets, but a guide will show you the way to tucked-away treasures not on the usual tourist itinerary. See Marco Polo’s house, visit a curious bookstore, and admire the Gothic architecture of a seldom-seen palace on this small-group afternoon tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.04
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$187.04
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