The Venetian markets
The traditional Venetian markets are an interesting alternative for those who want to experience the city Venetians live in more in detail. The Rialto market close to the homonymous bridge is still the place where Venetians make their daily purchases, after almost a thousand years of activity. The Market offers its customers a wide variety of fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, spices, meat, cheese, pasta, bread and sweets arranged in attractive stalls. It is in a very popular area and represents a clear example of Venetian commercial tradition and culture. The Bio Fair Trade Market is held weekly in the Santa Marta area in the Dorsoduro district. It is a market where producers sell directly to consumers, where customers can find a wide variety of organic products typical of local cooking, grown on the islands of the lagoon of Venice and its immediate hinterland. The Vegetables and Organic Cosmetics Stall is a craft market whose products are hand-made within the Venetian jails using recycled raw materials. In this stall you can buy a range of bags and accessories, named the “misdeeds” (malefatte), which are created with the PVC coming from advertising posters. Other typical products of this market are the cotton T-shirts and shopping bags or products belonging to the certified organic cosmetics line (perfumes, soaps, detergents, etc.) created with plants grown within the prison facility.
Rialto Market: Rialto, Venice;
Bio Fair Trade Market: Rio Terà dei Pensieri, Dorsoduro, Venice;
Vegetables and Organic Cosmetics Stall: Fondamenta delle Convertite, island of Giudecca 712, Venezia.
Fish Market: Tuesday to Saturday from 07:00 A.M. to 02:00 P.M.
Market of Fruits and Vegetables: from Monday to Saturday from 07:00 A.M. to 08:00 P.M.
Bio Fair Trade Market: every Thursday from 09:00 A.M. to 04:00 P.M.
Vegetables and Organic Cosmetics Stall: every Wednesday from 09:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M.