Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto
Steps away from the Rialto Bridge, this church is famous for its 15th-century clock. The building itself dates back to the 11th century.
Chiesa di San Giovanni Elemosinario
Hunkering modestly behind skimpy T-shirt kiosks is this soaring Renaissance brick church, built by Scarpagnino after a disastrous fire...
Flanking the Grand Canal, this porticoed complex was designed by Jacopo Sansovino in the mid-16th century.
Discerning drinkers throng to this cupboard-sized counter on a Rialto market square to sip on top-notch prosecco and DOC wines by the...
Watch the world drift down the Grand Canal outside or canoodle indoors, but prepare to sit up and pay attention once the food arrives....
Il Gobbo information
Rubbed for luck for centuries, the 1541 statue Il Gobbo (The Hunchback) is now protected by an iron railing. Il Gobbo served as a podium for official proclamations and punishments: those guilty of misdemeanours were forced to run a gauntlet of jeering citizens from Piazza San Marco to the Rialto. The minute they touched Il Gobbo , their punishment was complete.