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A historic market district of Venice, Italy, located close to the Grand Canal and to the 16th-century Rialto Bridge.


 (rē-ăl′tō, rā-äl′-)
n. pl. ri·al·tos
1. A theatrical district.
2. A marketplace.

[After Rialto, an island of Venice where a market was situated.]
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(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]
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(riˈæl toʊ)

n., pl. -tos.
an exchange or mart.
[1590–1660; after the Rialto in Venice]


(riˈæl toʊ)

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.
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By this time the 3126 electric lights on the Rialto were alight.
We see the diffident young man, mild of moustache, affluent of hair, indigent of brain, elegant of costume, drive up to her father's mansion, tell his hackman to bail out and wait, start fearfully up the steps and meet "the old gentleman" right on the threshold!--hear him ask what street the new British Bank is in--as if that were what he came for--and then bounce into his boat and skurry away with his coward heart in his boots!--see him come sneaking around the corner again, directly, with a crack of the curtain open toward the old gentleman's disappearing gondola, and out scampers his Susan with a flock of little Italian endearments fluttering from her lips, and goes to drive with him in the watery avenues down toward the Rialto.
I walked to and fro in that city, so beloved of her citizens; I went from the Rialto Bridge, along the Grand Canal, and from the Riva degli Schiavoni to the Lido, returning to St.
I have pointed out to her that the celebrated Mr Eustace, the classical tourist, did not think much of it; and that he compared the Rialto, greatly to its disadvantage, with Westminster and Blackfriars Bridges.
On September 7 and 8, this globally-known and watched concert will reach the Rialto stage.
Two German tourists were fined Friday for making themselves a coffee on the steps of the famous Rialto bridge in Venice and asked to leave the city, the municipal authorities said.
He visited Rehmanabad, Liaquat Bagh Park, Rialto Park, Marrir Chowk and other areas and instructed the PHA officers to uplift all these areas and develop the Rialto Park again besides plantation of maximum saplings.
McDade, marketing & press manager at Rialto Square Theatre.
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MIAMI: Lennar Corporation completed the previously announced sale of its Rialto Investment and Asset Management business to investment funds managed by Stone Point Capital for $340 million.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 5, 2018-Lennar Finalises Sale of Rialto Investment/Asset Management Business