Rialto Market Venice

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Fish and Fruit at Rialto Market Venice

Colourful fruit at Rialto Market
Colourful fruit

From 7 am the square near to Rialto bridge in the San Polo area becomes a bustling market selling wonderful fresh fish and local fruit and veg.

This is where the restaurants in the area source their wonderful seafood and fresh fruit that is sold in cups around the city.

Dating back to the eleventh century this historic market has been a trading centre and home to merchants buying from the unloaded ships in the area.

The seafood is sold under a covered area where you can still see fish carved into the pillars. You will find crab, squid, octopus, clams and mussels for sale. Huge tuna and salmon steaks and whole fish.

It’s fun to stroll through the markets and watch as business unfolds. Taking in the sights and smells (some good some not so good). Bright and colourful fruits and veg makes it a great place for photography too!

The market is open until 2 pm and is closed on Mondays.

Take a look at how I saw it…..

Rialto Market
Cherries in Venice
Rialto market
Tuna, Salmon and more

More fish at Rialto Market
More fish!
Octopus at Rialto market
Octopus at Rialto market
Shoppers at a Fruit and Veg stall at Rialto market
Shoppers at a Fruit and Veg stall
So many different types  of Squid at the Rialto market
So many different types of Squid!
Selling fish at the market Venice
Selling fish at the market Venice


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