The stone arches of the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge) are supported by 1,200 wooden stakes. It connects the sestiere (districts) of San Marco and San Polo. It is also the oldest of the four bridges that cross the Canal Grande in Venice.
Highlights: Locals have been coming to the Rialto Market, hosted here, every day since 1067. Buy some local seafood and delicacies, and catch a glimpse of everyday Venetian life!
Time to Explore: About 10 minutes, but more if you’re going in and out of the shops.
What’s Close? Le Mercerie, Ca d’Oro, the Chiesa San Giovanni Evangelista, the Chiesa Rettoriale di San Polo, and many boutiques. In fact, the Piazza San Marco and the Basilica San Marco are only a five-minute walk away!