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“Touristy yes, but still fabulous”
Review of Mercati di Rialto

Mercati di Rialto
Ranked #61 of 818 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Amazing varieties of fish, fruit and all kinds of gorgeous Italian produce, with plenty of nice places to eat in the area.

1  Thank romewriter
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Shopping or just sightseeing in the Rialto Market is a sensual experience of sight, smell and taste, take time just to wander round so see the fabulous fresh wonderfully displayed fruit and vegetables, the great array of fish.

The present fruit/ fish and vegetable market is now on the site of the first banco delia piazza di rialto, which is the name of the first bank. These banks were the Wall Street of the Venetian world, deals were made, money borrowed and lent. This market is open Tuesday to Saturday, and is used by local venetians. Some locals take the short gondola trip across the canal to the market, and have to stand with their shopping both ways.

If your look closely you can still see the names of the Banks over the tops of the buildings . One in particular is the Banco Gira which is now a wine bar, if you look closely you will find lots of wine bars and restaurants for lunch. Around the market is a vast array of small alleyways with great local shops. Be aware of the tacky souveniers staffs at the bottom of the steps.

This is one of the in places to be

Thank Raffiella11
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Great market and interesting fish being gutted and displayed. Market best seen early as most of it finishes by 12

1  Thank Martin B
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We went to Venice for a day trip and we found that 60 percent of the time we were around the area surrounding the Rialto Bridge. It was full of tourists and locals and a very happening area in town. It had tiny shops and stalls full of souvenirs and jewellary and their local venetian masks and puppets. You can explore the different squares and fish/fruit market around this place and also eat from the many food stalls. I would recommend to keep a good 2 hours or so towards the end of your trip so when you have to head back, you can sit on the one of the vaporetti's at the Rialto ferry stop and get to the station within 15 minutes.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The market has two sections one for fish and the other for vegetables with various butcher shops in the surrounding stores. The food was so fresh and appealing, we had to stop for something to eat nearby!

Thank ellynvb
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