“Rialto Bridge” is one of the main tourist attractions in Venice, but just a short walk over the bridge away from the San Marco direction brings you to the market.
Rialto market is a covered market selling fresh produce from land and sea, in Britain it would be an indoor market, but with Venice temperatures they seem to have no need for walls and doors instead the roof is supported by pillars and arches. There were rumours around the time of our last visit that the market was going to close, but I’m glad that didn’t happen and it was still around for all to visit.
One of the market’s visitors was drawing a little more attention than others. Venice is a city, but its a city quite literally on the sea so of course it has seagulls and where else would you expect to see a seagull in Venice but at its famous fish market.
Seagulls aren’t shy creatures, and this particular bird had helped itself to a nice piece of fish, gobbling his prize down greedily and shouting in no uncertain terms at anyone who had any intention of taking it away.
More from before : visits to “Venice” in Aug 2006, Jul 2013, Jun 2018 and October 2022.