Mercati di Rialto

Mercati di Rialto, Venice: Hours, Address, Mercati di Rialto Reviews: 4.5/5

Mercati di Rialto
4.5
Flea & Street Markets
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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
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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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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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NYRickWeber
New York City, NY160 contributions
May 2022
We were there on a Sunday so not every vendor was there. The fruit (Kumquats) we did buy were amazing! Even though it wasn't crowded it still gave us a chance to walk around, check all the vendors there and not get all pushed and shoved.
Written 4 June 2022
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Robert M
6 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Not very impressed, maybe when we’ve got there (after 10 am) was to late to find a decent variety of products, except some fish stands.
Written 1 January 2022
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Christopher John Davies
Boulder, CO85 contributions
Mar 2021
Mercati di Rialto is the best fresh food market in Venice. You can find fresh vegetables, meats, butcher shops, and many fresh seafood stands. This is the place to find ultra-fresh catches and seasonal produce.
Written 30 October 2021
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Sunshine650550
155 contributions
Sep 2020
This is near the famous Rialto bridge, and is where Italians do some of their daily shopping. The fruits are fresh, sweet and flavorful beyond comparison.
The vegetables look very fresh also, although I didn't buy any.
Specialty cheese, meat, and other gourmet food shops are nearby, as well as small, but wonderful coffee shops and cafes.
Avoid it (and pretty much everywhere in Venice) on days cruise ships are in port.
Written 11 February 2021
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany926 contributions
Feb 2020
This is the food market of Venice. It shows, that Venice is still a living city and not a museum. You get there fish, fruits, vegetables and spices. Everything is fresh there. It is still a pure food market and almost no tourist stuff is sold there.
Written 31 January 2021
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,719 contributions
Aug 2020
You will find many people from Venezia buying because is very difficult the find variety in the grocery stores in Venezia. The place is super noisy and very crowded.
Written 5 September 2020
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,699 contributions
Feb 2020
For sheer life and colour the Rialto market has it all, and no market in the world has a better setting. Here, in the shadow of the Rialto Bridge, an early morning ritual has been happening for close on a thousand years.

Dawn sees the arrival of the barges as they offloadby 6am the market is in full throttle, from no one begins hours of complete bedlam of shouting, joking and hard work preparing the fish and selling. It all looks chaotic to me but there is method in the madness . Make sure you get here early to experience it all.
If you are staying in an appartment and want to buy fish, vegetables or fruit this is the best market in the city.

You see older venetian's who seem to use market as a time to catch up with old friends from neighbouring districts, you can hear local's haggle with stall owners for the best prices.

This is the most vibrant and colourful area of the city
Written 21 August 2020
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velarava71
Dubrovnik, Croatia15 contributions
Sep 2019
The walking tour of the markets around Rialto bridge was relaxed and we stopped and had espresso and then continued. This is a good walking area to do window shopping.
Written 17 February 2020
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runhunt
Trowbridge, UK134 contributions
Feb 2020
I like a market, especially a fish market. had a nice stroll through here and looked at all the fresh produce. the fish extremely fresh with the shellfish still moving!
plenty of spices for pasta which may well have been aimed at the tourists passing through. quite smelly, but hey its a fish market predominantly!
a few fruit and veg stalls and again the produce looked really vibrant. lots of buzz here and busy comings and goings of locals and restarauteurs picking the fish for the dish of the day no doubt.
Written 15 February 2020
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ErkiBear
London, UK303 contributions
Dec 2019
Spend a while browsing the fresh fruit, vegetables and spices but don't miss the fish! It sounds weird but it is fascinating to see the variety available and gives you a better idea of what you are ordering at lunch later!
Written 17 January 2020
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