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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

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Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour
$83.71 per adult
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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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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Fantastic Food Tour in Vencie
reznad, Aug 2019
Rialto Farmers Market Food Tour in Venice with Wine Tasting & Guided Sightseeing
This is a fabulous food tour. Our guide Monica was fantastic, so knowledgeable and friendly. This was a small group tour and despite the heavy rain we had a wonderful time. We went to five different places and all the food was delicious. We will think about the food we sampled for a long, long time. Each stop was accompanied with wine or another beverage. It is so worth the cost of this tour. If in Venice, don't miss this fun, informative and delicious tour.
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A Great Way To Experience Venice
Escape113347, Jun 2019
Tasty Rialto Farmers Market Food Tour in Venice with Wine Tasting & Sightseeing
We found this wine and food tour to be a great way to get in the trenches and experience a cross section of foods and wine. Ana, our guide, was the perfect combination of fun and energy to take us around. The portions were generous and the wine was plentiful. All locations were within easy walking distance. It went by quickly and we left with a great memory.
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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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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.
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Fantastic Food, Wine and History
melneis, Sep 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
I highlyr recommend this tour and especially our tour guide Monica. She took us to the quieter side of Venice through small shops, alleys and bridges. We were able to try many different kinds of foods, each one better than the last. And had drinks to pair with each one of them well. I really felt as if I got to know Venice through food and wine. And add on that the history of food and wine in Venice...5 star tour!
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Great food and wine tour
laurenconnors, Aug 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Great food and wine tour. All the wine and food we sampled was excellent and the lunch was fantastic. Only minor downside was lack of chairs/places to sit during the tour but the wine helps overcome this.
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So worth the money
stephaniewZ411NI, Aug 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Ana was our tour guide and was so friendly and informative. She really catered to everyone and worked with any food restrictions. Tons of food. You will be stuffed. Was able to learn about the history and see local spots you wouldn't see on your own. Wine at every stop! You will be tipsy.
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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
jmburns724, Aug 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
EXCELLENT! This was the best tour we took during our 3 week vacation in Europe! The Guide was very good (very good clear English speaking too) and provided excellent commentary during the tour and answered all our questions. We were in a group of 7 tourists and we all felt the same..raving about the food, tour area, wine and places we stopped to have the food and wine. Highly recommend!
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Fantastic day
Simon D, Jul 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
This is a really great way to get to know Venice, Ana our guide was brilliant with lots of tips and the choice of food and wine was perfect. Excellent value for money we would highly recommend Thanks again Ana for making it such a fab day out

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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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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