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Rialto Market

Address: Campo de la Pescaria, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 172 Shopping & Fashion in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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 & Fashion
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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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you love markets, if you love fish, if you love colour, if you are a keen photographer, you cannot miss this. Smelly yes but the variety of fish is incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited Rialto Market as family. 2 Adults, 2 Children (3 years + 6 months). We had a relatively large baby stroller but we could move very easy in the market bec. its passages are wide enough & we could manage the human jams ! The market is worth a short visit ~ 30 mins max. to walk around &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We love outdoor markets and this one was no exception. The fresh seafood was a sight to behold. And we even found ripe persimmons here, something that could not be found anywhere else we looked.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The fact that there are many other attractions in and around Venice does not make this a must visit, but if you have the extra time do visit this small but well diversed market. There are fruit, vegetables, meat, fish vendors as well as cafe and souvenir shops. It is accessible by the water taxi and a short walk from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

For four months I shopped daily in the fruit and vegetable market near the Rialto Bridge and found beautiful eggplant, tomatoes, and mushrooms of wide variety. My fruit purchases included raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries from Europe, Africa and South America; local grapes and oranges; and superb dates from Egypt. If you are traveling, the market is ten to twenty percent... More 

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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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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