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Rialto Market

Campo de la Pescaria, Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
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As featured in Venice on a budget
Ranked #9 of 117 shopping in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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... more » 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. « less
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the market on Saturday morning during our Venice stay. we arrived about 8am which was a great time, some fish still being layed out (lobster and crabs still alive!) and not to busy. We brought scallops, sardines and king prawns at a great price paying just 12euros, we then brought some veg from market too and this made... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great way to spend the morning (it is pretty much closed down by late lunchtime). We took the valporatto up the Grand Canal to the railway station and then walked back via the market - it was buzzing. The array of colourful fruit and veg was amazing and all the lagoon fish out on display was incredible to see. We... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The rialto veg market is smaller than expected, but don't miss the fish market...prepare to be amazed at what can be bought, and eaten! Great to take a photo that doesn't include a bridge or gondola.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The food market is open on Tuesdays and was probably better than some the many excellent markets we had just seen in Paris. The fresh produce was amazing with respect to quality and presentation - particularly the fish, tomato varieties and meat. We wished that we had booked an apartment instead of hotel room so we could buy the fresh... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

As a globetrotting, food-loving traveler, I've been to my fair share of open marketplaces and food halls. I had heard about the Rialto Market but was honestly not that excited to see it. How wrong I was! It's not just a market. Although small in scale, the food was so fresh and beautiful. The eyes of the fish were like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I highly recommend a walk-through of this market. Great food selections, great smells and visuals, and wonderful people watching.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We arrived early, as others have said on TripAdvisor. Waste of time getting out of a warm bed on a cold winter's morning. Sellers were still setting up at 7.30am, few buyers around, no great atmosphere. There were some interesting fish and other sights to look at. If you have not been to many markets, this would be of interest.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We spent a lovely morning wandering around the stalls and shops, the local produce is so interesting, it makes a great change from all of the tourist tat you see everywhere else. Definitely worth a visit

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We first came across the market when our guide took us through it at night on a wine tasting/bar tour. All the stalls were empty but the smell of fish was quite distinctive. She told us that if we wanted to visit make sure we did it early since it would be closed by 10:00 am. The next morning we... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I was impressed by the variety of fish and seafood all alive. That scared me a little so I asked the seller to give me something that doesn't move. The merchants are friendly and they give me the instructions on preparing a few dishes

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