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Mercati di Rialto

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Address: Campo della Pescaria | Near the Rialto Bridge, 30125 Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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A super market

They had things to eat. Many things you could eat raw. Many you had to cook. I ain't had no kitchen to cook. I bough raw fruits and stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They had things to eat. Many things you could eat raw. Many you had to cook. I ain't had no kitchen to cook. I bough raw fruits and stuff.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a vibrant and interesting place. Fresh fish of all sorts, local fruit and spices. tt appears early in the day as is empty by early afternoon.

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Holbrook, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rialto Market is probably one of the best vegetable, fruit, and seafood markets in the world. Your choices are endless. The food is fresh and appealing to both locals and visitors. If you spend any time in Venice it is worth a trip to see and shop for your next dinner, a snack, a treat, or something to bring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See the local produce and fish on display. Very busy market and right next to Rialto Bridge so easy to access. Easy snacks available too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the convenience to cook fish in venice, you should buy little pieces from each and cook and taste all. Variety of local fish you may see there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are numerous fruit and vegetable stalls with very appealing and tasty produce at cheap prices. You can choose your produce and place it in a plastic bag, have it weighed and pay for it. But the fish market is something else. The produce looks very fresh but the smell is very strong. There are the usual stalls selling hats,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of the market is quite small and it is good, but nothing very special. If you happen to pass there, it is good to see, otherwise, I would just pass.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little different to your average market but not a huge deal. Some good stalls and watching the fish gutting, if you can stomach it, are interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, the admonishment/heading may be just a bit severe (but not by much). Really, the buyer may NOT (under ANY circumstances) touch the produce! This info comes to you, the reader, from the writer's own unfortunate experience. It is not like back home, learn from the mistakes of others. However, the whole scene is a cornucopia of visual delights: flowers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love seafood, and having a market like this available where we live would be perfect. It's very busy from early morning to about 12pm, and then thins out as stall holders pack away. Also a great place for lunch - lots of seafood on offer in the adjacent restaurants.

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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.