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Rialto Market

Address: Campo de la Pescaria, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #46 of 341 things to do 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Don't miss strolling through the market here over the bridge. It was really cool and a lot of fun. Tons of nice gifts and shops. Best place to find a souvenir and also view the canal. Do it during dusk/evening to see all the lights lit up. You could spend as little as 20 minutes or up to 2 hours... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Check out dozens of street stalls selling local Italian goods and souvenirs at a decent price. Try a cup of hot wine (1.50 euros) during winter - instantly warms you up!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you want a great atmosphere coupled with great food head to Rialto market. Open from 7am it is a bustling place, although not as big as I'd imagined from reading reviews before I went. It is mainly fruit, veg and fish, but the sights and smells are amazing.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited the market and the fruit and vegetables looked beautiful. If you're cooking for yourself, it's the place to go to buy these, but shop around for the best deals.

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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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Cairo, Egypt
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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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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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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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