Mercati di Rialto
Mercati di Rialto
4.5
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood. 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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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,342 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is an average market located near Rialto Bridge.

A lot of the stallholders sold very similiar tourist souvenirs.

Not really worth spending too much time here.
Written 15 January 2024
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John P
Melbourne, Australia1,156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I love markers, real markets where locals shop, where one buys fruit and vegetables in season and get the vibe of the place. Queuing often leads to chats with locals even if only by sign language where common language isn’t available. The Rialto market is a particular favourite with wonderful fish and seafood and vegetable stalls selling an immense range of fruit and vegetables. Vendors were without exception friendly and welcoming and helpful in selecting produce.
Written 28 December 2023
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Ancientmariner01
Portsmouth, UK390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Just yards from the iconic Rialto Bridge, next to the Grand Canal, and on the shadow of the law courts, this is little taste of the genuine Venetian life, unspoiled by generations of tourists.

There are stalls catering for visitors, and nearby you can find stalls selling reasonably upmarket tourist tat, but this is still the real deal. Even Venetians need to buy fresh food.

Some of the fruit and vegetable stalls have a brilliant selection of produce. You can tell which are best, by the queue of locals with shopping bags at the ready. But even if you are not buying, it’s just a really satisfying sight!

Even more remarkable is the next door fish market. What a visual feast. Authentic fishy smells. And hear the stall-holders shouting at one another in the Venetian dialect.

But get here early: by lunchtime you may only have the seagulls for company.
Written 28 May 2023
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lots of the cooking classes go through the Rialto Market but if you want to check it out on your own go earlier in the day to see the most. When we got there after 10 am some of the stalls were already closed and the fish was mostly picked over. In addition to fresh produce and fish they also had lots of pasta kits so you can take and make at home. Beware the giant seagulls that will dive bomb and attempt to take any food you may be holding.

The market is about 200 meters northwest of the bridge and there are a few distinct areas. The side closest to the bridge is the one that appeals closest to the bridge it seems. Most vendors close on holidays but the tourist vendors will remain open.
Written 4 May 2023
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A vibrant busy place full of locals buying their meals! Loads of fruit and veg, fish, seafood and herbs etc and it all looked (and smelt) very fresh!
Written 1 April 2023
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meltem e
Izmir, Türkiye689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Always reminds me movie "Tourist" and Johhny Depp's escape. You can smell all types of Mediterranean herbs and spices. And early morning welcomes to fish market as well.
Bought some ready to use herb mixtures for pasta sauces, which were really delicious.
Written 27 February 2023
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beachlovernc2015
Leland, NC2,029 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were very happy to get here a bit early in the day but by mid- morning the crowds were building. The market is so much fun - so many things to look at and not just food. Don't stop at the market though -the area is full of interesting alley ways (some very narrow) and shops. We did not attempt to go on to the Rialto bridge- too much humanity there to be able to see anything let alone take a photo! Recommend getting there the earliest you can in the day
Written 29 January 2023
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Natalia N
Tallinn, Estonia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Be sure to visit. The cozy atmosphere of the old market, everyone will find something for themselves, I left with a bag of artichokes and tangerines. It is very interesting to look at the stalls with fresh fish and seafood.
Written 16 January 2023
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El Turista John
New York City, NY5,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
I love to visit a good local market in every city I travel to, if only to see the mounds of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, spices and fish. Places like these are so photogenic and the location of this one near the famous Rialto bridge makes for easy access for anyone visiting Venice. It’s open 6 days a week and the freshness of the produce makes it easy to understand why the locals and restaurants shop here. Definitely worth at least an hour of your time to enjoy and understand a little of the local food scene.
Written 4 October 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,767 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Markets are always interesting but this one raised the level of concern for fresh fish in Venice with no refirgeration, a few flies buzzing around and some fish with glazed eyes .It had me concerned. Worth a look however.
Written 7 August 2022
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