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Mercati di Rialto

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San Polo
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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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known all over the world and one of the locations where also Venetians go shopping

It opens in the early morning and this is also the time I would suggest you to visit the Mercato di Rialto. When it's very early and around March the market area gets a very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

It opens in the early morning and this is also the time I would suggest you to visit the Mercato di Rialto. When it's very early and around March the market area gets a very special atmosphere where everything is still covered in fog and the street lights try to get through it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Energy and vibes. Fruits, veggies and fish. Locals and tourists just wandering around. See how others shop for fresh food and the amazing fish market. Good food and lotsa energy. Take the time to visit Rialto. Farmers and fish markets are the same the world over. Very cool.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

When admiring the Rialto Bridge, walk over it and follow your nose to the Rialto Market. It is truly brilliant. Starting with stalls and stalls of the most beautiful fruit and vegetables, which whets your appetite for what is to come, The Fresh Fish Market. It is unbelievable, being someone who loves fish, it took my breath away. If it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A must for foodies and especially those that love fresh produce and fresh fish. We were totally immersed in the magical atmosphere of the market.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Rialto market isn't just a tourist site, but a place to people watch as the locals come to buy their tomatoes, asparagus and octopus. There is more seafood than I could have imagined, including many things I could not name and did not recognize. It does get very busy - pushing and shoving through crowds at it's peak -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The market closest to either end of the Rialto market is filled with stalls selling various trinkets and items special to Venice (beautiful Murano gold flecked glass blown candies!) and then there is the famous food market selling incredibly fresh looking seafood and fruit. This market place is not just filled with tourists, but also locals going about their daily... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The Rialto Market showcases all the wonderful seafood on offer at Venice's better restaurants. It's a lot of fun just to walk around and see what's fresh that day. You can also explore the produce stands; many of the vegetables are grown on the nearby island Sant’Erasmo. On Saturdays there is sometimes live music to enjoy as you stroll the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I think this is the place frow where you can buy things at competitive price in whole of the Venice. Narrow shopping streets offer a whole new experience of shopping. One can enjoy the whole area by walking.Never by immediately because always you'll find the better deal in the next shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

The Rialto Market seems to have been catered for tourists, but it's still absolutely amazing. The narrow paths between booths were packed with locals and tourists alike - eyeing food and other goods. If you visit Venice, you must go to the Rialto Market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

I went to the market twice during my stay in Venice. The foods available were all fresh and healthy. Many kinds of fresh sea foods and vegetables were for sale. Fresh flowers were also available in abundance. The market was shaded and was next to a main canal with many boats cruising by which added to its appeal.

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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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