"The Rialto markets and surrounding area" Markets - Mercati Tip by Jefie
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The area known as Rialto is one of the oldest in Venice. While most people associated this name with the famous bridge, the area first gained popularity because of its markets established during the 11th century. In fact, the Rialto bridge was constructed to give more people access to the Rialto markets, which are still in operation today. It's worth getting up early at least once during a trip to Venice (the markets are open until noon, from Monday to Saturday) to walk around the "mercati" area and see boats arrive full of fresh fruits and vegetables for the Erberia market while others make their way over to the Campo della Pescheria to deliver fish and seafood. I also really enjoyed walking around the little streets crammed between the bridge and the markets - perhaps because it's one of the city's oldest areas, we found some streets that were no more than a few feet wide!
Directions: Near the Rialto Bridge
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