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The Rialto

Core Reading (see also the bibliography for The Material World )

Chambers, David, and Brian Pullan (eds), Venice: A Documentary History 1450-1630 (Oxford, 1992; rept. Toronto, 2001), pp. 11-14, 404-05.

Calabi, Donatella, and Paolo Morachiello, Rialto: le fabbriche e il ponte (Turin, 1987)

Hamilton, Paul C., 'The Palazzo dei Camerlenghi in Venice'Link opens in a new window, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 42 (1983), 258-71.

Iordanou, Ioanna, 'What News on the Rialto? The Trade of Information and Early Modern Venice’s Centralized Intelligence OrganizationLink opens in a new window', Journal of Intelligence and National Security 31 (2016), 305-26.

Schulz, Juergen, 'Titian at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi'Link opens in a new window, The Burlington Magazine 143 (2001), 567-69.


For a view of the Rialto c. 1496, see Carpaccio's The Healing of the MadmanLink opens in a new window.

The Crown of Sultan SuleimanLink opens in a new window

Virtual panorama of the RialtoLink opens in a new window

Carpaccio, Miracle of the Relic of the Cross at the Ponte di Rialto, c. 1496