The Pescaria was built in 1907 on the site where fishmongers have been slinging lagoon crab for 600 years.
Flanking the Grand Canal, this porticoed complex was designed by Jacopo Sansovino in the mid-16th century.
Muro Vino e Cucina
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Rialto Market information
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.