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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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This is a real market where Venetians buy seafood and fruits and vegetables. If you are tourist renting an apartment for a few days, beware of the difference between the weight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a real market where Venetians buy seafood and fruits and vegetables. If you are tourist renting an apartment for a few days, beware of the difference between the weight you pay for and the actual weight you were delivered by certain shopkeepers! If you go there early, you will avoid the huge tourists crowd arriving by train or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed wandering through the markets. Prices are comparable to other parts of venice and so we ended up buying a few things. It was fun and relaxing. Have a Gelato on the way... Enjoy browsing. It's a good way to unwind after a tiring day of sightseeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We discovered the market and was utterly blown away with the amount of fresh produce. Every day the fishermen bring a wide variation of fish caught that morning. Even if you don't eat fish it's worth walking around to experience the feeling of true Italy and the way the local people love what they do. I would definitely recommend the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I live in Venice for stretches of time. Every Saturday, my husband and I buy fruits and vegetables at the Rialto market. My first tip is to buy the tiny dried cherry tomatoes. Look for ones without salt. Today there were three kinds from Sicily! Buy 100 grams (un etto) of each and taste them. They pack well, although you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We arrived early in the morning to see the locals buying their fresh fish, fruit and veg. Would love to have been able to do the same as it all looked wonderful. Would recommend anyone staying for a few days to go early one morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Rialto market is one of the places where we could see local people buying groceries, all looking fresh. As a tourist one won't likely buy the fish and seafood but it looked amazing. Colors, smells, nice to change from the busy tourist areas with the selfie sticks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Being foodies we always head to the food markets when travelling abroad. We visited Rialto market in the morning when there was lots of fish and seafood on display. Plenty of others were taking photos too. Just sad we were staying a a hotel and couldn't buy stuff to cook for ourselves. There was a man standing peeling artichokes by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A great market with a great range of fish. It's said that you can see what a city is like by its market. Especially their cuisine. We ate sea food nearly every day and you can see where restaurants get their supplies. We would eat certain fish and then spot them at the market. A perfect example of market to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Ate there 4 times in 7 days. Outstanding staff and even better culinary delights. Excellent home style Italian food. An absolute must when exploring Melbourne restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Arrive early to nab the best of the fish! Very busy. The Rialto bridge was heaving with people, the earlier or later to view it the better.

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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.