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Miami-Dade County, Florida
July 17, 2013
From journal A Visit to Venice
St. Augustine, Florida
October 25, 2011
From journal A Few Days in Venice
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
July 9, 2005
From journal Hidden Venice
by Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona
November 15, 2000
My sister and I had come to shop at the Rialto Market, just around the corner from the Rialto Bridge. A cold and crisp Autumn morning, it was not yet 8 am. The vendor had obviously obtained some of the precious mushrooms and was hopeful of fetching a good price for his treasure.
Rows and rows of stands displaying the abundant harvest of the rich Veneto region. Some stalls specialize in produce from the island gardens on the Venetian Lagoon. Sant’Erasmo and Malamocco are two areas of which legend claims their bounty is slightly salty from the sea-flooded alluvial soil of the lagoon.
In the fall you find lovely red-laced rose radicchio lettuce from nearby Treviso, plump warty-skinned zucca barucca (winter squash), and the gorgeous strong flavored porcini mushrooms. Spring visitors should search for artichokes and wild greens; peas called bisi and the famous white asparagus of the Bassano region.
Each stand pours forth the very best of each vendor’s wares; carefully washed, polished and beautifully stacked and arranged for us the customers. How wonderful to shop here, where not only do we want the best, but the shopkeepers want to give us their best. A visit to this lovely open-air market will make you hate the supermarket back home!
From journal What to do in Venice?
by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
October 7, 2008
From journal 3 Nights in Venice
February 24, 2006
From journal A Long Weekend in Venice
Victoria, British Columbia
October 13, 2002
Their seafood is fresh, often fished out of the Adriatic sea only hours ago. There is squid, fish, fresh anchovies, and things you wouldn't normally find in the seafood aisle of your local grocery store.
Grab an avacodo, and sit by the sea. They are nice and nutty, very creamy, and bright green - delicious! Or just walk around and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the Rialto Market.
From journal Useful tidbits about Venice....