Rialto is the heart of Venice. Every morning except on Sundays there's a colorful open air food market, with scenic views on the Grand Canal. The fish market opens five morning a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Don't forget to bring your camera! Hidden in the side alleyways there are some excellent wine and tapas bars and some delicious trattorias.
Lovely food on sale, but way too much touristy stuff. Dont go there during Venice's busy months.
The Rialto Fish Market and the fruit and vegetable market are open from 7.30am-1.00pm every day except Sunday. The fish market is not open on Monday. This amazing market has been operating every day for almost a thousand years and is the place to get the freshest of produce.
very picturesque market, meeting point for all locals buying groceries and fresh seafood
This incredible market is a highlight of Venice. Everything is remarkably fresh and the market seems to go on forever!
I'm a sucker for markets and the Rialto Market does not disappoint. Granted, at the time that we were there, there were more people taking pictures of the food than there were people shopping for fish (guilty as charged). Food looked delicious too. Only wish I had space and facilities to try some of what they offered.
Hemingway gives an extremely vivid description of the Rialto fish markets in "Across the River and into the Trees." He describes the color and texture of the various Adriatic fish brought here for sale. The Rialto Market is one of the few pieces of authentic Venetian culture left.