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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.]


(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]


(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.
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.
After the Blast from the Past: A retrospective to the future on Saturday, there will be parallel dance performances at the Rialto theatre at 3pm until 8.
The anthology include: Rialto - a gritty noir novella set in Hell's Kitchen in the late 1940's - early 50's; Four short stories including Pawns - a mini spy thriller; Gideon - the coming-of-age story of a reluctant faith healer; Leftovers - a babyboomer's lament; and Night Driving - An award-winning character study of a nocturnal loner further alienated and guilt-ridden by a tragic accident.
RAWALPINDI -- The Rialto Chowk underpass on Murree Road has turned into a dark tunnel owing to dysfunctional lighting system.
Long became the manager of the Rialto Theatre at 10134--101st Street, in May 1925, and immediately hired his brother Walter as assistant manager.
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The Nivea ad features Liverpool FC players Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Simon Mignolet - and a Reliant Rialto from Rhos on Sea.
Gaccione commented: "Realco has spent the past three decades creating this widely recognized destination and we are happy to have been able to bring Rialto to the table.
Adding to the ambience are large murals depicting some of Italy's most famous sights including Rome's famous Colosseum and Venice's popular Ponte di Rialto bridge, which Peter Kamau, Rialto's senior supervisor, says the restaurant's name is based on.