The Rialto markets have been in operation for centuries. The Pescheria sells fresh fish and seafood, while the Erberia sells fruit and vegetables. Venetians have come to these markets to buy fresh produce for hundreds of years.
Heavily-laden barges arrive at dawn and offload their crates onto the quayside of the Grand Canal. Local produce includes red radicchio from Treviso, and succulent asparagus and baby artichokes from the islands of Sant’Erasmo and Vignole.
the adjoining fish market are sole, sardines, skate, squid, crabs, clams and other seafood. To see it all in full swing you must arrive early in the morning because by noon the vendors are packing up.