Get up before sunrise and head to the Rialto fish market to see fresh catches be unloaded from fishing boats, and sold to restaurants & locals. The architecture is beautiful, the smells are wonderful, and the people are very friendly. End by grabbing some fresh croissants, fruits, and head back to your home base for breakfast and a siesta.
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Shop Like a Local at Rialto Market in Venice
I love experiencing a new city or town through its local market. The main market in Venice, Mercato di Rialto is no exception, it was one of my favorite places on the island. It's full of sun and fresh air, I like that it's not enclosed. To find the market, take vaporetto #2 down the Grand Canal and disembark at the Rialto stop, cross the big white bridge and follow the masses. Make sure to visit in the morning, when the market is fully stocked and the locals are doing their daily shopping!