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Mercati di Rialto

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Address: Campo della Pescaria | Vicino il Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 296 0658
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Great market - stop by and get anything you want. Very close to vaporetto stop and in the heart of Venice. It may smell like fish a little, but after all, it is a market. The fish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Ankara Province, Turkey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Especially for the ones who ate familial with open air market it is not an attractive place. If you want to buy some fresh vegetables or fruit then you can go there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great market - stop by and get anything you want. Very close to vaporetto stop and in the heart of Venice. It may smell like fish a little, but after all, it is a market. The fish is actually very fresh. Get some fruits, vegetables, spices, fish, meats, anything! Vendors are very nice, and almost all speak English.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pop by if you've got some free time wandering around in Venice- it's not a must see place, just a market really but it's nice to watch the locals going about their daily life and get some fresh food

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Hastings UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a hundred meters or so from the fish market so walked through it every morning, the building is the best part the rest is just a fish market contained with in it, I come from a fishing port with a fish market and I've never been inclined to visit it so maybe I'm being biased. I would say... More 

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Hastings, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was about 100 meters along the canal from the fish market, its no Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Its a lot smaller and the main thing it is not surrounded by fantastic fish restaurants. It was however fully stock each day that we walked past it unlike the adjacent fruit and veg market that only had 4 or... More 

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Adria, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bustling market in a lovely location, a chance to get away from the tourist traps and see how the locals live.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These busy markets by the Grand Canal attract both locals and tourists. I find both the fish (Pescheria) and vegetable/fruit (Erberia) markets to be fun to wander through. Vendors call to each other and banter with customers. The Erberia, alive with color, is a photographer's dream. No one seems to object to the myriad cameras and i-Phones pointed in their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Headed here early one morning after advice from a local. Loved the atmosphere of fresh seafood and fruit and vegetable stalls being set up for the day. Produce is colourful to the eye as are the stall holders . Love their banter , humour and knowledge of their products.. Ended up buying 2kg of Mussels and 1/2 kg of big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best ways to get a feel for a city is to wander around the local market, and the Rialto market is no different. The place was buzzing, crowded (even in December), noisy and smelly. Wonderful !!! Despite the many tourists there, there's no doubt you were in the real Venice. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Such a lovely place to wonder and discover great finds. The seafood is fresh and reasonably priced. We took our time to wonder around to soak in the atmosphere of how the locals shopped. We bought our best truffle oil from a small little grocery shop and wished we bought more. We bought prawns to cook at our apartment and... More 

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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.
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