Sunday, 21 February 2010

Venice & The Rialto Market

While on my trip to Venice I could not miss a visit to the Rialto Market. Anyone who knows me will know just how much I adore fresh food markets because they just do not exist in England in quite the same way as they do in Italy, France, Germany etc....there is just something so wonderful about seeing fresh produce beautifully displayed and the only sad thing is that being on holiday I had no need to buy anything!! Anyway here are some photos I took at the Rialto...

Fabulous fresh vegetables
Beautiful colourful fruits!
Artichokes carefully prepared and kept in water.

Anyone for beans?

Cute round zucchinis!

Amazing fungi - very uniform!!
See what I mean about presentation?
Fabulous fish.

Pass me my sword......what a spectacle this sword fish was!

         Octopus, crab and whitebait(?)
I hope you enjoyed this little trip around the Rialto Market - ciao!!


  1. wonderful pics scarfaddict! I too love foreign markets - i know what you mean. I went to the one in st tropez last year and the choice was so vast for everything. maybe we have too many supermarkets and thats what has affected our tradional markets???, in anycase ive enjoyed looking through your pics!!

  2. Thank you Elle - glad you enjoyed my little market trip - you could be right about the supermarkets - they kind of trample over everything that gets in their way - poor farmers!!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your impressions of the wonderful markets of Venice.