Ponte di Rialto
Chiesa di San Bartolomeo
German traders didn’t have to stray far from the trading floor of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi to pray for an upswing in the market for...
Fondaco dei Tedeschi
You would never guess from its blank facade along the Grand Canal, but this fondaco (trading house) was the Wall Street of Venice’s...
Rubbed for luck for centuries, the 1541 statue Il Gobbo (The Hunchback) is now protected by an iron railing. Il Gobbo served as a...
Minimalist maestro Tadao Ando would approve of this chic bar tucked under the ancient porticos of Rialto waterfront warehouses, stripped...
Sacro E Profano
Musicians, artists and philosophising regulars make this hideaway under the Rialto exceptionally good for eavesdropping – but once that...
Lonely Planet review
A superb feat of engineering, Antonio da Ponte’s 1592 Istrian stone span cost 250,000 gold ducats to construct – a staggering sum that puts Calatrava Bridge cost overruns into perspective. When crowds of shutterbugs clear out around sunset, the bridge's south side offers a romantic view of black gondolas pulling up to golden Grand Canal palazzi at striped moorings.