Rialto MarketsNearby City
Open from 7:00am-2:00pm (Local time)
The Rialto Market is known both as a retail and as a wholesale market. Warehouses were built, including the famous Fondaco dei Tedeschi on the other side of the bridge. Shops selling luxury goods, banks and insurance agencies appeared and the city's tax offices were located in the area. The city's abattoir was also in the Rialto. Most of the buildings in the Rialto were destroyed in a fire in 1514. The sole survivor of the fire was the church San Giacomo di Rialto. The rest of the area was gradually rebuilt.