How to get to Rialto
Rialto is in the heart of Venice, just 30’ on foot from Piazzale Roma or the Train Station. This itinerary allows you to visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari through calli and campi hosting interesting high quality craftsmen’s shops.
Follow our advice to go back to the train station (or Piazzale Roma): in the Market, between the Pescheria and the Fruit and Vegetable Market, just near the ladies selling wonderful fresh flowers there is the gondola-ferry stop. For just 50 cents it will take you across the Grand Canal in an extraordinary panoramic point (ideal for unique pictures). You will then reach Campo Santa Sofia facing the Strada Nova, the easiest and direct way to the station (20 minutes).
Information on all gondola-ferries at gondolavenezia.it
Take line 1 of the public transport boat at Piazzale Roma, at the Train Station or at Saint Mark’s to reach the Rialto Mercato stop in 20 minutes. The tourist ticket costs € 6.50. The Venetian residents, the Veneto residents and the people working in Venice have the Carta Venezia card that entitles them to buy tickets at € 1.50.
Info at actv.it.
Visit veniceconnected.com for information, to buy tickets and discover all the tourist services offered by the City of Venice: public transport, entrance to the city museums, parking areas and public toilets. Venice Connected is promoted by the City of Venice to allow tourists to book services at discount prices and help the city meet the needs of the expected number of visitors.
For information on events in Venice and its territory, itineraries, gastronomy, maps, the complete list of the information centres and useful, detailed information for your stay in Venice, visit the official website of the Azienda di Promozione Turistica di Venezia (Venice Tourist Board).
A word of advice for the families with children: bring light prams! For any doubt on the accessibility of a city made of channels and 435 bridges, visit the Accessible Venice website where you will find a wonderful barrier-free itinerary in the Rialto Market area.
On the Accessible Venice website, promoted by the City of Venice, you will find the Accessible Venice downloadable map, the list of the accessible bridges (equipped with platform lifts, elevators or stepped ramps), information on Moving around Venice, the list of the public toilets, all the Barrier-free itineraries and other useful details to discover that Venice is much more accessible that one can imagine: nearly 70% of the historic centre is accessible to people with impaired mobility.
More information at the page Useful Services.