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Rialto Market

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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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The fresh apricots would have been enough - but go early for the sights and smells of the fruit and fish markets

One of my favorite parts of venice is going early-ish in the morning - 8am-10am to see all the fresh fish and fresh fruit. In fact I got to see many of the fishes wihch were on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite parts of venice is going early-ish in the morning - 8am-10am to see all the fresh fish and fresh fruit. In fact I got to see many of the fishes wihch were on the restaurant menu the previous night. However my favorite part is figuring out which local fruit is in season. This trip the apricots... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit to get authentic regional produce. Just wander up through the back streets of Venice from Sam Marco, cross the Rialto bridge and you will find it. If you can. go early in the morning. We bought kilos of cherries and ate them while sitting at the side of the Grand Canal. If you like fish..... then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The market has the most amazing fruit and the largest grapes that I have ever seen. People are very friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love fruit and veg markets, just full,of atmosphere by the Rialto bridge. Little pun nets of fruit for the tourist to buy,great idea. Wish I was self catering.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are an early morning person - head over to the market as they are setting up! 2 of our group of 8 are early risers and went around 7:30 to check it out and figure out how to get there before the rest of the group got up and ate breakfast. At that time of the morning I'd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great market to go to in the morning to buy some fresh produce or fish. This is especially nice if you are staying in an apartment or otherwise have the ability to cook meals while in Venice. It's also worth a stop just to experience some of what local life is like, albeit surrounded by tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Another almost unique part of the Venice thing. Worth putting on your walking shoes and doing it. Really good to see but less good to buy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great spot for local goods open early and closes before noon. Great shops line the piazza good bargains here. Great fresh everything must visit and just wander.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Do not miss a great typical vegetable market! Do not miss it! great photography. You would like to eat everything! Visit on a week day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I'm a sucker for local markets. I arrived here about 7:30 and discovered things start a little later than other markets I've been to. I enjoyed mingling with the traders and watching the fish and produce being offloaded from the boats. I sat and had a coffee and pastry on the side walk and spent a very pleasant couple of... More 

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Address: 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.