Best tours and activities for Rialto Bridge
Private Gondola Ride in Venice, with Professional Tour Guide on Board
Small Group Day Tour of Venice with Grand Canal Boat Ride
Private Tour of St. Mark's Sestiere in Venice, with Gondola Ride
2-day tour of Venice departing from Florence by high speed train
Boat Tour on the Grand Canal to discover secret Venice
Group Tour of Rialto market and secret Venice with cicchetti and wine
Group Tour around the Saint Mark's Sestiere in Venice
Food and Wine Tour with tastings of the Bacari in Venice
Private Tour around the best of Saint Mark's Sestiere in Venice
Best attractions in VeniceSt Mark's Square Doge's Palace Saint Mark's Basilica Rialto Bridge Grand Canal Bridge of Sighs Teatro La Fenice Murano Island Burano Island Torcello Island Contarini del Bovolo Stairs
Things to know about Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge is the oldest and the most popular of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice.
Built on the site of an old pontoon bridge, the Rialto Bridge owes its name to its proximity to the Rialto Markets; originally made of wood, the bridge has assumed its current shape at the end of the 16th century.
The entire route of the bridge is covered by a portico, below which there are several traditional boutiques. Over the years the Rialto Bridge has become a real symbol of Venice: as well as by land, it can also be admired from one of the typical boats that cross the Grand Canal.