Business and Faith in Rialto private guided tour will uncover the importance that Rialto area played for many centuries as the financial and commercial centre of Venice. The Rialto Market today is still a fascinating place, rich both in history and charm. Walking through greengrocers, vendors of cheese, florist and the large fish market, you will discover also evidences of the past activities.
The small church of San Giacomo di Rialto, with its clock-face on the façade, was the place of worship for merchants who prayed the Lord for honest, but profitable business.
Close by there is the small, yet astonishing church of San Giovanni Elemosinario (Saint John the Almsgiver), where an outstanding work of art by Titian is preserved, and where the altar of the ancient Guild of Poulterers is decorated with a painting portraying the members of the guild with their chickens worshipping the Virgin Mary.
We will stop by one of the typical wine bar for a taste of the delicious “cicchetti” (tapas) with glass of local wine, before crossing the Grand Canal with the Traghetto (gondola-ferry), and walking through narrow alleys towards the Square of St Mark.
DURATION: 2 hours
THE PRICE OF BUSINESS AND FAITH IN RIALTO INCLUDES:
- the service of a qualified tour guide
- admissions to the church of San Giovanni Elemosinario
- the tasting of 3 cicchetti and a glass of wine (or other drinks)
- the gondola ferry fee