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“excellent source of fresh fruit/veg and more!”
Review of Mercati di Rialto

Mercati di Rialto
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Ranked #42 of 790 things to do in Venice
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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.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

open early till late (we went after 8pm and there still a few stands with great fruits and vegetables), the rialto market is a nice inexpensive escape from the otherwise expensive meals in restaurants. we stayed in venice a few days and made 2 trips here, both were well worth the time as we walked out with the freshest, best smelling strawberries, apples and tomatoes i've had in years!

there are a few nice shops within 2 blocks of the market, one in particular that i liked was called Il Gufo Artigiano located at Ruga degli Spezieri, San Polo 299. the store sells handmade leather goods - purses, photo albums, key chains, face masks, and address books. fairly reasonable prices (i paid 135 euros for a messenger bag that will be one-of-a-kind in all of new york city).

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Visited this on an early mid week morning, colourful and full of life with some fantastic produce such as seasonal ceps and delightful beans along with a wonderful display of fish which was a great draw. Also worth checking out the market workers coffee stalls for a shot of strong espresso as well as chocolate criossant delicious.

2  Thank Biriyaniboy B
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

It´s nice to get down the vaporetto and cross
Rialto bridge to see the market.
There you feel Venice as a real city - the fruits, vegetables ,etc., besides souvenirs and other
goods for sale.

2  Thank iarak
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We spent a week in Venice, staying in a lovely apartment in the quiet, non-touristy Castello district. On our first morning, we took the vaporetto to the Rialto Market. After crossing the tourist-packed Rialto Bridge and all of the trinket shops, we found our way to the market. Wow! The fish vendors' stalls were piled high with all kinds of seafood. We had no idea what some of the fish and sea creatures were - and we took pictures of many of the seafood displays and a couple of several fishermen who posed with huge fish they were preparing to cut up! We shopped shoulder-to-shoulder with a number of Venetians who were on the lookout for the "deals of the day." We purchased some of the local fish delicacies then headed to the vegetable and fruit vendors. Walk around and check out the prices which vary from vendor to vendor; and check the varieties of things available for purchase. But don't touch. Most vendors want to fill their bags of fruit/veggies themselves and then hand them to you. Artichokes were in season and we bought a few along with lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, apples, etc. One vendor offered us two different kinds of figs to taste - and we bought a couple handfuls of these sweet treats. Prices were incredibly modest when compared to what we pay at home. With our bags full, we headed back to the vaporetto for our trip back to the apartment - and then enjoyed a wonderful lunch!

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

What a beautiful mix of fruits, vegetables and meats. Early in the morning is the best time to take photos and experience the real Venetians who shop there. This is a must in Venice and take the opportunity to load up on fresh peaches, grapes and apples for a mid afternoon snack! We went back 10 days in a row :)

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