this is the shop of the masks that have been done for the film 'eyes wide shut'.There are lots of mask shops but you can also mention in that shop that the owner women are not just painting the white masks but also building up new mask shapes at the back of the shop. You can find masks about 50-80 euros but be sure that the ones you fall in love will be at the prizes 150-300 euro:)
ON YOUR TRIP TO VENICE A TRIP TO THE RIALTO MARKET IS WORTH A VISIT.
A MARKET HAS BEEN RUNNING ON THIS SITE FROM ABOUT 1097, FRESH PRODUCE IS SOLD FROM 7.30 AM TO 1PM MON - SAT ..PESCHERIA 7.30AM-1PM TUE-SAT.
THE FRESH PRODUCE IS GOOD TO SEE BUT I REALLY LIKED THE PESCHERIA WITH ALL THE EELS CRABS AND EVEN A HUGE SWORD FISH.
WITH THE MARKET RUNNING MOST DAYS OF THE WEEK IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO MISS THIS GREAT VENICE TRADITION.
Opposite Ca'D'Oro on the Grand Canal is the Rialto markets, a collective name for Pescheria (a busy fish market that has been here for more than 600 years) and Erberia (fruit & veg). The fish market itself now takes place in the 1907 neo-Gothic hall, but the surrounding streets are a confusion of vegetable stalls and noise. Or at least until around noon - the vendors start to pack up around then.
What an experience - 6am and the fishermen just bring in their catch --- all filled in ice-crates and set on display.
You probably need a private boat to get over to Burano THAT early in the morning--- or maybe even ask a fishermen to take you - that's what I did :)
FISHY BUSINESS indeed ... you will find it by the smell - mostly ...
The Rialto Market is on the Santa Croce side of the main Island, straight across from the Rialto bridge.
Initially there a number of gift and craft stalls, and then by the waters edge are the fruit and fish markets.
The whole area is a hub of activity and it great fun walking around checking out the produce.
There is also a traghetto which is only E0.50 to cross to the other side on which is a bargain.
Definitely worth a visit before carrying on to wander around San Polo or the Cannaregio districts.
Caught this guy making his living on this boat, and the fruit&veg looked absolutely yummy !
No artificial colourings here !
Not sure how long he'd been there, all day perhaps, but he was still selling well after 5:30pm
Next to Rialto Bridge is the Rialto Market... and it bustles with life from the start of the early morning. Things aren't that cheap.. but it's an experience just to be right in the middle of where the action is!
We stumbled on upon this christmas market in Campo Santa Margherita - We had been told that Campo Francesco had a good market but this one was by far the best!
The wine was great - we bought 2 bottles for just 5 euros and had 2 hot cups whilst we were there!
Everyone walks and window shopping is a great past time. I take photos of things in windows so I can get a feel for what the window display artists have in mind.
It is a blessing if you Can be in Venice without any flooding. It is so terribly romantic.
But still I travelled alone and had a good time with myself. Not for the meek by any means.
I guess if you are a chef, checking out Venice's Fish market would be fascinating. To me, it was just a fish market. It was nice seeing the daily life of venizian's shopping for fish and vegetables for dinner.
The Mercato del Pesce (Fish Market) is a very busy market that has everything that swims in the Venetian waters. When I visited, it was a little late in the day and most of the good stuff was gone. The fishy smells, however, lingered on!
There are few places like this to be found where we live, in San Francisco. While taking the vaporetti one day, I saw what looked like empty market stalls. I made it a point to find that area on foot the next morning, when I was sure the market would be open. I'm so glad we did!
Across the Rialto Bridge, down a ways and to the right, along the Grand Canal waterfront, you will find a produce and fish market. The locals were obviously doing their grocery shopping for the day. So much wonderful produce and seafood -- it was a treat for the eyes and the soul!
Note: Please click the photographs to see it all!
While visiting the Rialto Bridge and the shops surrounding it, a shopkeeper suggested that we visit the Rialto Fish Market (Pescheria). What a great suggestion.
From the pictures, you can see how interesting this visit is. I have never seen so many different kinds of sea life. There are fish that I had never heard of before.
The best time to see it is early in the morning when the locals are there shopping, and the people who own restaurants are there to purchase their seafood for the day.
The action is hectic with sellers "hawking" their catch, and anxious buyers jostling to get just the best merchandise.
If you go at dawn, you will be able to see the barges filled with actual crates of seafood arrive and unload at the quayside by the Grand Canal. Quite a sight!
Early Morning until Noon Tuesday-Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
The Rialto market situated very close to the Ponte Rialto, formerly known as trade marks for the trading of coal, wine, oil, fish, fruit, vegetables, rich textiles and spices. A walk through the Rialto area shall not be missed, for one can notice the old street names, obviously named after that particular trade activity in that street.
Today the Rialto Market sells fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and souvenirs, while being surrounded with restaurants and all kind of shops.
As well as browsing the shops in the arcades of the Ruga degli Orefici take notice of the colourful frescoes that adorn the passageways here. It was much quieter at night when we were here again and it was easier to admire them without all the crowds.