Rialto Market

Rialto Market information

Location
Venice , Italy
Telephone
+390 41 296 06 58
Getting there
Ferry: Rialto-Mercato
Opening hours
7am-2pm, Pescaria closed Mon
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Venice's bustling Rialto Market has been whetting appetites for seven centuries. Scour the stalls of the Pescaria for glistening mountains of moscardini (baby octopus), moeche (soft-shell crabs), and inky seppie (squid). Sustainable fishing practices are not a new idea at the Pescaria, where marble plaques show regulations set centuries ago for minimum allowable sizes for lagoon fish. Locally caught seafood is tagged 'Nostrano', as are seasonal vegetables like Sant’Erasmo castraure (baby artichokes) and radicchio trevisano (bitter red chicory) at the neighbouring produce stands.