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Rialto Market

Campo de la Pescaria, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 162 Shopping in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Owner description: Located near the landmark and arched Rialto Bridge (which you’ll see...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Wuhan, China
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Love the seafood and the choice of seasonal produce. Highlights include the abundance of fresh octopus, squid, cuttlefish and scampi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We loved the variety of beautiful fresh vegetables including many unfamiliar to us in Australia. The fish seemed amazingly fresh although not all local. The scampi were still wriggling!

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Arvada, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Foods from all over the world. Many vendors. Make sure to barter. Check by smell to how fresh the fruits and vegetables are.

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

While here you can purchase nearly any type of seafood you may be craving. Not only is there seafood but you can also pick up pasta or any other sides to accompany your seafood. I just wish there were this type of open air market close to where we live.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Dining out in Italy is such a disappointment. It's almost a nationwide tourist trap. The good restaurants are extremely expensive. Anything not expensive is, most of the time, average at best. A lot of the time it's downright poor. Venice must be the worst offender. Venetians just dish out overpriced slop to the tourists and the tourists keep coming. The... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Some people raved about this market. I thought it was OK, but right in my home town, Jerusalem, there is a much better market, with greater selection and better prices. And, I've seen better markets in many European cities. So, go enjoy it, it's nice, but if you are pressed for time and have been to other outdoor markets, don't... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Two adults and two teenagers walked through in the afternoon for a quick browse. We did not have cooking facilities in our hotel so could not buy more than fruit and snacks. I dislike seafood, so I found the smell overwhelming, but would be great for seafood lovers. My husband did not like the flies landing on the fruit, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Market is amazing. Good food to eat and pick. The sea food is amazing.. Try the Prawns for sure !

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you're interested in food, do not miss a visit to this market. You can buy wonderful fresh produce and it's amazing that the fish markets have no fish smell at all -- that's how fresh everything is. The vendors are friendly and some speak english but don't touch the produce without first asking.

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Harvest, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

What a great experience! I had a great time and loved the culture. I went to the family owned shops and found great deals. A wonderful place to see, the artistry of all of the buildings is spectacular. I would happily go again.

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