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Rialto Fish Market (Mercato di Rialto)
Rialto Fish Market (Mercato di Rialto)

Rialto Fish Market (Mercato di Rialto)

Free admission
42 San Polo, Venice, Italy, 30125

The Basics

At Venice's best-known local market, stalls stand cheek by jowl hawking familiar seafood as well as local specialties from the Venetian lagoon. Browsing the selection is a great way to get an idea of what's local and fresh before you peruse restaurant menus later in the day.

Many walking tours of Venice include a stroll through the Rialto Market along with stops at Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace and a gondola ride. An excellent way to visit is as part of a food tour of the city that combines the market with tastings ofcicchetti, Venetian snacks.

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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
$102.62 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Don’t Eat Breakfast!
Absolutely amazing. So much food, a great way to sample a wide variety of local tastes and to know what suits you. Lunch at the end was alarmist too much food.
Jean_T, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Venice

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Fun Cooking Class with Lorenzo
Amber_D, Nov 2021
Rialto Market tour, Cooking Class and Wine Tasting
Fun time with Lorenzo, it felt like an authentic Italian cooking experience! Lorenzo was very knowledgeable and fun! Meeting point was clear, and communication was easy. We made our own puree sauce with fresh ingredients, noodles, tiramisu, and even tried venetian liver and onions which was way better than it sounds! Thanks for a great experience on our wonderful vacation!
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Cicchetti, Wine and History all at once.
Lori_H, Nov 2021
Tasty Rialto Farmers Market Food Tour in Venice with Wine Tasting & Sightseeing
This was a great food tour of some traditional Venice Cicchetti and wine tasting. The walk around the Rialto area was fun and informative. Silvia is a great tour guide and gave us lots of history about Venice as well as the food we ate. I would highly recommend this tour.
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All the food tastings and...
PATTI_H, Oct 2021
Tasty Rialto Farmers Market Food Tour in Venice with Wine Tasting & Sightseeing
All the food tastings and information provided by the guide about the area. Great guide and so knowledgeable.
star-5
Great time
gianfranca_s, Oct 2021
Rialto Market tour, Cooking Class and Wine Tasting
Lorenzo was great. We learned how to make rabbit and home made pasta and tomato basil sauce. All from scratch.
star-5
It was a very nice day with a very knowledgeable guide!
Terry_J, Aug 2021
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
The food was awesome and plenty of it. The wine was also very good and the guide was great! She was full of knowing about the history of Venice.
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Silvia is wonderfully smart and passionate
Jordan_Giebas, Jul 2021
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
You’ll learn the difference between a traghetto & gondola, learn about casanova and his many pursuits, all while having great food & wine. Ask for silvia she’s great company
star-5
Amazing and memorable
Friedrich_T, Jun 2021
Fish shopping in Rialto and home cooking in Murano
The guide and the fish stands. The variety of fish types was unexpected. It was fun to buy fresh fish and then cook and eat it.
star-5
Wonderful
rosemaryswade, Jun 2019
Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
What a wonderful experience! Not only did we eat delicious food we also learnt about the history a Venice and architecture! I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Food and fun for the whole family
FarAway735780, Apr 2019
Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
A thoughtful overview of the Rialto Market and the Cecchetti shops around it. Kristina was our guide and she was passionate but easy to understand. We left with full bellies and smiles on our faces.
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Foodie? In Venice? Do This!
Carol_R, Sep 2021
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
This is a must do tour if you have just few days in Venice book this amazing tour. Ana was a food affeciano that was funny, smart and brought us to food and wine tastings that no tourist would ever find. The pairings were exceptional, food makes your eyes look to the heavens in delight. Ana was the best of the best. When I return to wonderful Venice I will make this my 1st tour and request Ana. Don’t hesitate. There were a total of 5 of us and this was a memory I will cherish. Thank you Ana for creating this memorable experience.
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Excellent - worth every penny
Louise_D, Aug 2020
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Worth every penny! This tour exceeded expectations! Very relaxed, small groups and you get some history off the beaten track and get to see what the locals experience. Sylvia was amazing and her recommendations for food and wine were spot on. You really do get what you pay for and I would recommend this tour to everyone visiting Venice!
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Wonderful food, wonderful guide!
Heather S, Oct 2019
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
I truly enjoyed my experience. The guide was terrific and knowledgeable. Thanks for everything! Ciao!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • As with any busy outdoor market in Italy, it's a good idea to keep an eye on your valuables.

  • Be sure to bring your camera, as the stalls filled with artful displays of fresh seafood make for great photo opportunities.

  • Tours through the Rialto Market are on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.

  • The Rialto Bridge is essentially a flight of stairs going up and down, so getting to the market from across the canal may be challenging with a wheelchair or stroller. Instead, take vaporetto Line 1, which is wheelchair accessible, to Rialto Mercato.

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How to Get There

Cross the Rialto Bridge from the San Marco side of the Grand Canal to San Polo, then turn right and follow the edge of the canal to Campo della Pescaria, the open square where the Erberia (fruit and vegetable market) is located. Beyond that is the Pescheria, the covered fish market.

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When to Get There

The Rialto Market is open Tuesday through Saturday, and the stands are usually closed up by lunch. To see them at their most interesting (and to pick up anything you'd like for a picnic lunch), be there in the early morning.

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Food Markets in Italy

Before the recent rise of supermarkets, Italians shopped for their food and housewares in bustling outdoor markets for centuries. A visit to the local market is a fascinating slice of Italian life in any city or town you visit.

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