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.
Sailing out in a boat with the fishermen, listening to their stories, watching them from up close while they mend their nets and divide the freshly fished fish: this is fishing tourism, a form of travelling that gives you a chance to get on board the fishing boats and be a skilled fisherman for one day. This is a unique experience, to see Venice and its lagoon as its citizens see it, getting to know the craft of fishing in the Lagoon and tasting traditional recipes. The itinerary runs between Burano, Torcello and Punta Sabbioni.