Highlights of this tour
- Grand canal
- Rialto market – not on Sunday
- The Frari church
- The Scuola Grande San Rocco
This half-day tour to the Rialto market and Frari Church brings you in just a few hours to the best sights the city offers. It starts at Piazza Romale, where you meet your guide.
You can also start this tour at the cruise port. You find your guide at the terminal by the sign she is holding with your name on it. She brings you with the people mover (tram line) to Piazza Romale, where you meet your guide. At the end of the tour, she brings you back to the cruise terminal.
The first stop is Rialto Market, where every day of the week, except Sunday, is a market where you find fresh fruits and veggies. You get there by water-taxi that is accessible for wheelchair users. To get to the market, you drive over the most famous street in Venice, the Grand Canal. Along the way, depending on which side you are sitting, you can admire, among several others, the Church of Salute, Palazzo Dario, the Guggenheim collection, Ca’ Rezzonico, palazzo Pisani Moretta, Ca’ Corner della Regina and the Fontego dei Turchi.
Rialto market is a bustling market where the locals come and shop for their groceries. Around the market, you find plenty of bacari (Venetian wine bars), where after a few hours of strolling, you can relax with a glass of wine and Venetian Cicchetti (small snacks).
In addition to the fruit and vegetable market (Erberia), the Pescheria fish market also takes place daily (except Sundays and Mondays) at the Ponte di Rialto. A must-visit for foodies!
The next stop on this tour is at the main Franciscan church in Venice. The Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. After St. Marks Church, it is the most impressive and well-visited church in Venice.
Please note that you have to take two steps to enter the church. Upon arrival, people are working at the church that helps you enter. Also, the side chapel is accessible after taking two steps. For this area counts the same as the entrance to the church. People working there help you enter.
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