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Mercati di Rialto

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Address: Campo della Pescaria | Vicino il Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 296 0658
07:30 - 12:00
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Tue - Sat 07:30 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Located near the landmark and arched Rialto Bridge (which you’ll see...

Located near the landmark and arched Rialto Bridge (which you’ll see pictured in countless photos of Venice), this busy daily market stands in the commercial center of the city alongside the city’s famed Grand Canal. Venetian locals and international tourists alike frequent this centuries-old market for fruit, fish, and vegetables.

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Lots of fresh produce.

This was a cute market to stop by on our trip. You can buy all kinds of produce and sauce seasonings. Worth stopping by while we were near Ponte di Rialto. Only open in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christine M
New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a cute market to stop by on our trip. You can buy all kinds of produce and sauce seasonings. Worth stopping by while we were near Ponte di Rialto. Only open in the morning so be sure to time it right.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will recognize this market if you had watched the movie "The Tourist" starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, as this is where the chase scene was filmed. We visited just after lunch time and unfortunately for us, most of the market stalls were already closing up, so don't bother visiting in the afternoon. For what was still opened though,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps Venice is such a huge tourist city, this market, as authentic as it is, is very unusually neat and photogenic. It is especially true in the fish market. Thus, bring your camera along for you will take lots of nice shots at the colorfully, beautifully arranged vegetables and fresh and somewhat exotic seafood. The merchants are so used to... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a small flat near here. It was a great place to buy fresh food dally. The loacals are nice and helpful.

Thank Leigha F
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bought some fruits... Good place for walk around... Fish, seafood, vegetables... Not far from central.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk around and see where most of the fresh seafood being served in the restaurants come from. Also small packages of pasta herbs, risotto, and salts that are inexpensive and easy to bring back home. There are shops throughout the area that have the typical tourist stuff too, but fell in love with the shop selling wooden... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk through the area and imagine 1000 years (8th to 18th century) of Silk Road trading history happening right here! Thanks to the trading culture, it's totally okay for you to bargain price on booths. How to pick the right gondolier? Interview them! Do you speak English? Tell me your route on the map. Feel gondolier's personality. Choose the one... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW what an assortment of fish!! King prawns still alive wriggling!! Great to take photos and just wander round identifying all the different fish. Fruit and veg market close by which also displays a colourful array of foodstuffs. I think the main full market could be on a Sat? Take a walk over the Rialto bridge to get there

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Like in the past when you haven t supermarket... The fish us very fresh and at competitive price compare with supermarket. I Mike sound smell and voice of the market. You must have a stop there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the market is just Saturday, but it is a must! Everything from fresh flowers, spices, fresh meat, and the fresh seafood is just fun to look at. Loved wandering through the market.

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The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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