From Rialto to St. Mark’s Square

Rialto as a place of financial activities, banking and insurance companies: the food market, the famous bridge. Gold and jewels, the simbol of justice, splendour.

Spices and perfumes. Aboundance and luxury.

Books, what a passion!

The history of the most ancient job in the world in Venice.

Pharmacies and the Fontego dei Tedeschi.

The corte del Milion and Marco Polo.

Campo San Giovanni e Paolo named the Pantheon in Venice and the Scuola Grande di San Marco (a confraternity), nowadays in the hospital, the statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni, it is possible visiting the interiors and you pay on the spot (3,50€ for the church, 6€ for the Scuola Grande di San Marco).

 

Campo Santa Maria Formosa and the most ancient church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Venice (3€).

Veronica Franco, the most famous courtesan lived here.

Palazzo Querini and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia are nearby.

We arrive to St. Mark’s Square.