Mercati di Rialto
Mercati di Rialto
4.5
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 3:00 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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John P
Melbourne, Australia1,165 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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Sunshine650550
143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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, Germany1,208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,975 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is the city market that we managed to get to during our brief visit to this marvelous town. It was pleasant to walk around the display of fresh food for sale, as well as some cheeses, etc. I wondered how everyone got their purchases home?
Written 13 June 2024
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meltem e
Izmir, Türkiye688 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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MarchFrance
France119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are comments here for both food markets and touristic market on the other side.
I visted the Market (vaporetto stop Rialto Mercato) at 7.15am (before breakfast) and it was an experience I'll remember. There are only the stall holders and the venetian chefs there that early. The fish is so fresh it doesn't smell fishy. The store holders are setting out their stalls and singing along with the music! If you're an early bird, this is a must. Later on there are so many people you can't see what's on the stalls.
Written 23 February 2009
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capsfan2002
Indianapolis, IN154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was there on a Sunday in Sept., 2006 and it was packed. Be prepared for that. Great views of the Grand Canal. Lots of souvenier buying stands/shops. The actual bridge is much bigger than I expected. I bought a couple oil paintings from the local stands there for affordable prices as souveniers. I'd say more of a tourist site than a true bargain hunting market.
Written 10 October 2006
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Tacitblue
San Mateo, CA26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Pescaria (fish market) and Erbaria (produce market), which combined make up the Rialto Market, have been located here since the 11th century. This is an exciting venue with which to mix with the local Venetians, and maybe purchase some fresh fruit to eat on a hot day. The hustle and bustle of daily Venetian life here is much more exciting to view than the hustle and bustle of the tourists crowding the nearby Rialto Bridge shopping for souvenirs. We arrived there at around 10am on a Thursday, and it was not all that crowded and we had an easy time navigating the aisles.
Written 7 July 2007
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loddington
Kent, England3,146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you go along to the Rialto market, you will be in the real heart of Venice and see some local life too.
Firstly, the views from either side of the Rialto Bridge are some of the finest in Venice, a must for photographs. Walk across the bridge and you will find a street lined with tourist stalls, but of more interest perhaps are the famous old fruit, vegetable and fish markets which have been here for centuries and are still busy with locals buying their produce. Go in the morning when the market is at its busiest. Its possible to walk to the edge of the Grand Canal-fine views are to be had across towards the Ca D'Oro.
The small square contains one of Venice's oldest churches, San Giacomo, dating from the 11th Century, with an enormous clock.
This is also a good area to have an expresso in one of the many coffee shops, and of course to buy some fruit for a picnic meal at local prices.
Written 16 November 2008
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Pittsburgh, PA122,855 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Rialto market was not that impressive as markets go. Mostly fish and produce with cheap t-shirts and souvenirs. Spend your time in Venice and avoid this market.
Written 16 November 2017
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