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Dawn at the Rialto Bridge Market, Venice, Italy

Rialto Mercato di Frutta et Verdera

Rialto Mercato di Frutta et Verdera

Early Morning in the Streets of Venice. Italy

Early Morning in the Streets of Venice. Italy

Walking to the Rialto Bridge, venice, Italy

Walking to the Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Walking to the Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Walking to the Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Walking to the Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Walking to the Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

The Pink Lights! Venice, Italy

The Pink Lights! Venice, Italy

Early Morning, Venice, Italy

Early Morning, Venice, Italy

We are walking through the deserted streets to get an early view of the Rialto Bridge without a ton of tourists in the way and to go to the Rialto Market. For over 700 years the Rialto Market has been the place for fresh, seasonal, local food.  The Rialto area of Venice was one of the first areas to be developed. Trading of all kinds took place here along the water’s edge, where Venetians and merchants bought and sold exotic imported goods, just unloaded from the ships. In the 16th century, following a massive fire, a complex of squares and porticoes was constructed at the west end of the Rialto Bridge, with areas dedicated to different products. This area is still noted in the names of local lanes and squares. Erberia, (fruit and vegetable market) Nananzeria, (oranges) Speziali, (spices) and Pescaria, (fish) are just a few.  Also, there are now food stores around the market selling gourmet foodstuffs, oils, wine, pasta, and regional specialties. The locals still get up early and shop at the market! Follow suite or you will be in the frenzy of tourists! Enjoy!

 

The Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

The Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Walk Over Rialto Bridge to the Market, Venice, Italy

Walk Over Rialto Bridge to the Market, Venice, Italy

Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Rialto Market, Early Morning, Venice, Italy

Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Getting Ready to Open at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Getting Ready to Open at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Getting Ready to Open at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Getting Ready to Open at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Fish!

Fish!

Tomatoes!

Tomatoes and Spices!

The Spices at Rialto Market

The Spices at Rialto Market

The Meat Market at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

The Meat Market at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

The Meat Market at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

The Meat Market at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

The Specialty Markets at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

One of the Specialty Markets at the Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

 

 

10 Responses to “Dawn at the Rialto Bridge Market, Venice, Italy”

    • CadyLuck Leedy

      Yes, we had to get up very early to take photographs. Between 9am and 1pm there were so many tourists from the cruise ships it was impossible to take pictures without bodies or heads in them! We had a great time!

      Reply
  1. Maria Brinkley

    I was in Italy a few years back and had one day in Venice – not nearly enough! But I did go on a gondola and visited the Basilica San Marco and ate gelati in San Marco Square. Thanks for bringing back some great memories and for the tour of the markets. 🙂

    Reply
    • CadyLuck Leedy

      Maria, we spent a week here and had such a great time! I have a few more posts to add about Venice and then we are off to Istanbul! Thanks for sharing!

      Reply
      • Maria Brinkley

        I look forward to reading more about fabulous Venice. I hope to return there one day. Can’t wait to hear about Istanbul. A friend went there some years ago and had a wonderful time. Happy travelling! Cheers!

  2. CadyLuck Leedy

    Maria, I have written 8 posts so far on Venice, some being just single photo shots, if you want to check those out! I have 3 or 4 more posts to write in the next few days! Enjoy!

    Reply
  3. Janice Heck

    I loved Venice! LIke you, I have written a number of posts about it, even though my stay was short. Venice is my most favorite place in the world. I want to go back!

    Reply

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