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A historic market district of Venice, Italy, located close to the Grand Canal and to the 16th-century Rialto Bridge.
n. pl. ri·al·tos
1. A theatrical district.
2. A marketplace.
[After Rialto, an island of Venice where a market was situated.]
(Placename) an island in Venice, Italy, linked with San Marco Island by the Rialto Bridge (1590) over the Grand Canal: the business centre of medieval and renaissance Venice
n, pl -tos
(Commerce) a market or exchange
[C19: after the Rialto]
n., pl. -tos.
an exchange or mart.
[1590–1660; after the Rialto in Venice]
1. a commercial center in Venice, Italy.
2. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 62,750.
3. a theater district, as the Broadway area in New York City.