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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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Amazing place

Loved the market, lots of different things to see, so many different things to buy, such a great place to visit, we could totally recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Loved the market, lots of different things to see, so many different things to buy, such a great place to visit, we could totally recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Rialto Market is located a short distance beyond Rialto Bridge on the San Polo side of the Grand Canal. Market activity has been taking place here since the end of the 11th century. Today, you can find a clean, tidy market and vibrant market - good for tourist visitors as well as those hopeful of doing a bit of cooking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Only a few stalls were open. Does not come close to the markets in other cities like Barcelona. I would give it a skip unless you are already at the Rialto Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We went in the morning and it was such an event:)!!! If you love seafood, thus is the place to be:) they even had scallops on the half shell chilling on ice!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful markets over the Rialto bridge. Traditional and historic markets where they sell fresh produce and have a big fresh seafood market as well. So much colour and variety. There are little handwritten signs on the fruit and vegetables letting you know where they are from...sicilian tomatoes, tuscan asparagus, sicilian lemons etc. Baskets full of brown paper wrapped bouquets of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The freshness of the ingredients, the savour of pasta and other eddibles makes you sad that you're only a tourist in Venice and you can't stay and cook there. Then again, it's the same with all Italian markets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I absolutely love to cook, which is why I prefer to stay in Flats rather than hotels. Going to the market to buy food for the evening meal is one of my greatest pleasures... And Rialto didn't disappoint. While somewhat basic, that is the pure joy of Italian cooking is the focus is not on complexity, it is on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Next time I stay in Venice I want an apartment! Just so I can go to this market and buy such fresh ingredients to cook with! Bought some amazing cherry tomatoes which I munched whilst walking around people watching! Great market ambience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you want to see a slice of non-tourist Venice, where restaurants and housewives shop for the days menu, or you just want to stock up on fresh fruit for a picnic then this is the place. Amazing selection of fresh fruits and vegetables galore even though we were there in November. Try the sundried tomatoes which are like eating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After hours of admiring the amazing buildings and architecture of Venice, it was refreshing to wander around the market and see the range and quality of fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood that is on offer - you don't have to buy anything it is just fascinating to look, and might even help you to decide what to choose for... More 

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Staying in 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.