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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
$95.54 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Eats
Ana was our guide for a chiccetti tour near the Rialto Market. Her choices were great. We also got some great tips on restaurants for dinner that we were very happy with.
liamcpa, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Venice

star-4
Fun and tasty
Kristina_J, May 2022
Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
Nice few hours to check out the typical snacks in Venice and find out something new and exciting. Be rady to get really full!
star-5
Great value and interesting tour plus lovely food
Robert_S, Apr 2022
Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
We wanted to understand more about the food history of Venice and this tour was amazing. A lovely mix of history, food and locations within Rialto, st marks and cannaregio. The story of Chichetti and Tramaezzeni as well as spritz and cuttlefish ink were all fold while eating the goodies. The inclusion of a gondola traghetto ferry ride from Rialto over to Cannaregio was a great way of experiencing a gondola. Our guide was informative and very good.
star-5
Wonderful and delicious experience
Yevgeniya_R, Apr 2022
Rialto Market tour, Cooking Class and Wine Tasting
The experience exceeded all expectations. Lorenzo coordinated everything perfectly. Made a delicious meal fully from scratch - pasta, focaccia bread, tomato sauce & tiramisu. Yum!
star-5
Best Venice Experience
Jeffrey_B, Apr 2022
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
We had a fantastic time. They food and wine were fabulous. Our guide Ana was very knowledgeable and her recommendations were all outstanding. I would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Great afternoon in Venice
Ian_P, Apr 2022
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
We had a really good group for the tour and our guide was amazing. She could not do enough to make a time special, plenty of food and drink.
star-5
Best experience in Venice!
Madeleine_B, Feb 2022
Tasty Rialto Farmers Market Food Tour in Venice with Wine Tasting & Sightseeing
Favorite part of our recent trip to Venice! This was sp much fun and we learned so much. Highly recommend!
star-5
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
April 2022
mlduthie, Apr 2022
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Our tour guide was Anna , she was very nice person, extremely knowledgeable about the food, drink, history and culture of Venice. she had a great personality and always willing to listen and answer any questions that we had
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
5 stars and plus
hee_c, Apr 2022
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Anna was kind and friendly. She was very polite. We loved the foods and wine that she bought to us. We strongly recommend this food tour with Anna.
star-5
Venice - food and wine!
Susan_D, Mar 2022
Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice
Ana was a friendly guide with lots of local knowledge. She took us to some great traditional places to eat and drink showcasing the best local food and wine. We are both vegetarian and our choice of food and drink were excellent at every stop. A bonus was Ana took us to a rooftop terrace overlooking the grand canal. Altogether an excellent experience. Make sure you have room for plenty of food!

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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Trip ideas


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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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