Buy your fish at the Rialto Market

The Rialto Market is one of the symbols of Venice.

A few hundred years ago it was the nerve centre of the city’s commercial life.

Unfortunately today it may close. Of the 18 fish shops under the Lodges at the end of the 1980s, only 6 remain at present.

There were certainly more Venetians at the time, but the market also worked with tourist walks.

“If this continues, it will be the last generation to see the fish and vegetable market. So why not develop the project already implemented in other cities such as Florence, Barcelona or Hamburg? A market also featuring Street Food Km Zero counters that would offer fresh fish prepared and cooked on site for tasting,” says André Vio, one of the main fishmongers on the market.

“The life of Venice began here. If the market dies, the City dies too.”

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