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Rialto Market

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San Polo
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Address: Campo de la Pescaria, 30125 Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: 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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Interesting to see Venetian Life

Considering it is a fish and veg market i had a great time. There are wonderful smelling herbs packaged up, deliciously fresh strawberries and dried fruits. It's right by a load... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Found the place really redundant in terms of variety. Even their shirts were rather dull to look at. I felt really underwhelmed with the market, and the city itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Considering it is a fish and veg market i had a great time. There are wonderful smelling herbs packaged up, deliciously fresh strawberries and dried fruits. It's right by a load of restaurants and bars and normal shops too so you can make a good day out of it. Rialto bridge is a bit dull as there is construction work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the market on a Friday at 10AM and was treated to an awesome display of seafood, fruits and vegetables. Not crowded at all and clean. It was not as big as I thought it would be as there was plenty of space for more stalls. It was still a rewarding experience to see the local food on display... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There was not to much going on. It was mostly a fresh fruit market. If you like that kind if thing go. Otherwise don't go out of the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great place- amazing fish- know your prices and haggle. They won't move much but they will for large buys. walk around first and then buy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Every fruit & veg stall had pretty much identical stuff, same spices, same prices. Sadly the fish market wasn't on that day, maybe the market's better on those days, but not sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

In September of 2012, visited Venice. The market itself at times is very crowded. This market is right beside the Rialto Bridge. In here, you will find nice fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. It's a typical traditional Venician market, playing old songs, gives you a different experience. Tip: If you insist, you can walk to all major attractions in less... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not particularly big and only fish and fruit & vegetables but interesting to see real life going on in the slightly surreal environment of Venice. Beautiful fresh produce. Something different to go and see early in your day. Would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This market is quite small, just over the Rialto Bridge. We went early before brekfast. The fish part of the market is really good, lots of beautiul fresh produce. Found a butcher that only sells horse meat. Bought some olives and salami to have with a wine later. If your not staying close by i wouldn't come specially, especially if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We did have the chance to see the market from the Grand Canal. I tried to make it on foot but the crowd at Rialto bridge discouraged me from going further. Glad we at least saw it from the water.

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Address: Campo de la Pescaria, 30125 Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo

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San Polo
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 neighborhood. 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.