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Mercati di Rialto

Closed Now: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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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...More
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Hours Today: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish market”(78 reviews)
“fruit and veg”(15 reviews)
“locals shop”(9 reviews)
Campo della Pescaria | Vicino il Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
San Polo
+39 041 274 7981
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 23, 2009

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...More

16  Thank MarchFrance
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 9, 2006

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...More

16  Thank capsfan2002
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

U will find here fish meat vegetable it really nice local market Great walk the market just after the Rialto bridge

Thank Juleit666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of the highlights of Venice. This location is a must experienced location with something for everyone.

Thank romeop308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An open air market, with some vendors under covered arcades, the stalls featured fresh fish, produce, spices and more. Lots of locals shopping for their groceries along with tourists picking up fresh fruit for snacks. It's always fascinating to find the very heart of a...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When not riding a vaporetto or water taxi through the many canals, a stroll to the Rialto Market in the morning when its cool out is a wonderful experience. Enjoy the fresh fish brought in early and discover the local chefs as they shop for...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great, classic old fresh food and fish market. The fish market is especially fun to visit - all sorts of varieties of seafood from the day's catch. Even seagulls got in on the act as we watched them swoop in and steal...More

Thank USMA74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rialto Market is a daily market full of large selections of fresh produce and fish. It is open Tuesday thru Saturday 7:30am- 12:00pm. The market is closed on Sundays and Mondays. It is where the locals shop. There are also a variety of vendors...More

Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This market is only a couple minute walk from the Rialto bridge and worth a quick stop. The colors are vibrant and the products are beautifully arranged.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The Rialto Bridge is central to everything in Venice and if you walk anywhere you will walk across this beautiful bridge (great selfie spot as well!) The market is literally within minutes and is 100% worth a look. Beautiful types of fish, amazing smells and...More

Thank James C
Reviewed September 30, 2018

My wife's birthday fell during our last week in Venice, and she was very clear about what she wanted: to visit the fish market, and to have a fish stew or cioppino made from ingredients bought at the market. We were staying in an AirBnB...More

1  Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Great fish market, veggies, flowers and more.... came down early one morning to see the fish market.... great mix of all kinds of fish, scallops, crab, octopus, and more... Bought some scallops which I eat immediately... also bought some amazing tuna- about a half pound...More

2  Thank JJFlash7
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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
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Louise G
March 29, 2016|
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Response from Placido521 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of flowers, both fresh and dried, at the market. I saw many shops nearby and others in town that had flowers. It is always best to go early in the day for the largest selection of both food and flowers! Good... More
October 6, 2015|
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Response from Geoff S | Reviewed this property |
Hi It will still be open in November. I will check the days and get back to you. It is early morning and starts to pack up around mid day. Some people say its best to get here really early (8am). We were there around 1045... More
June 7, 2015|
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Response from Joseph D | Reviewed this property |
Terry is right on all accounts. The best time to go is very early in the morning when the restaurants and housewives are shopping. the produce is to die for. We went everyday for the sundried tomatoes which are like eating... More