Walking from Train Station to St.Mark's square (via Rialto bridge)

This is the itinerary from the Train Station to St.Mark's square passing trought the Rialto Bridge.

The names in italics indicate the streets shown in our maps that are also universally known to the inhabitants who you can also ask for help.
The numbers in brackets refer to the photos found on the way.

Once you come out of the station, you are facing the Canal Grande. This itinerary starts by heading for Ponte degli Scalzi (1).
As soon as you have crossed the bridge you straight on (2) towards Calle Lunga Chioverette; before you come to the end, walk through a portico on the left that leads to Calle Bergami.
Cross an iron bridge (3) (you have the church of S.Simeon Grande before you) and follow the canal to the right along Fondamenta Rio Marin (or dei Garzoti) until you come to the narrow Calle della Croce -to your left- before you reach the bridge (4).
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Now (5) to your right a short stretch of Calle larga dei Bari until Campo Nazario Sauro (6) that you have to walk all the way along until you come to Ruga Bella; one you have crossed another bridge, you will find yourself in Campo S.Giacomo with its splendid church.
Here (7) turn into Calle del Tintor (to the right) and then continue straight on across Ponte del Parucheta and also Rio Terà; you then turn left-right (8) and you will find yourself in Calle del Scaleter.

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At this point you only have to go straight on, cross the bridge ahead and contine to the narrow street Calle Bernardo until you come to Campo S.Polo (9).
Before you to your right you will see the apse of the church of S.Polo and on the opposite side of the campo the sottoportico della Madonnetta that you have to follow until you get to Campiello dei Meloni (10) .
Here you can choose either of the two twin streets (the one on the right has more shops) until you come to Campo S.Aponal (11) and then Calle dell'Olio.

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At this point you only need to go straight on, walking along Ruga Rialto with its numerous shops and when you come to the end, turn right and you will come to the steps of ponte di Rialto. You could also turn right immediately into Rio terà S.Silvestro (12), go past the homonymous church (turn left and then right) to get to riva del vin and you will see the ponte di Rialto before you to your left (13).

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Cross the bridge and then continue to your right (14) along the Riva del ferro towards the boat stops of line 82 until you get to the turning for Calle larga Mazzini (before the sottoportico Manin).
Now continue straight on for Campo S.Salvador (15) (leave the homonymous church to your right), the mercerie S.Salvador, ponte dei bareteri (16), mercerie S.Zulian (16), Campo S.Zulian (with church annex).

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You are almost there and all the streets lead to S.Marco but turn right and then left (17) into the mercerie dell'Orologio so that you walk under the Torre dell'Orologio (Clock Tower) and arrive in St.Mark's Square (18) with a beautiful view.

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You have finally arrived.

 
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