Guglie Fish Seller Venice

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Guglie Fish Seller – Fresh fish by the canal

Venice has an ancient culinary tradition mainly characterised by fish and seafood-based dishes, which is normal, considering its bond with the sea and the lagoon. Fishing has been a primary economic activity since its foundation. That is why Rialto Market is (and always has been) the core, the beating heart of this community.

However, many fishermen managed to settle in other, different spots all over the city, in order to facilitate the access to this product to all of its corners. Fortunately enough, one of the most well-equipped and not expensive spots is just a few steps away from my place—right on Fondamenta Cannaregio, less then ten minutes walking distance from the train station, just down the Guglie bridge.

Besides considering it really scenic and ideally framed by the beautiful Guglie brige in the background, I appreciate this spot as you can encounter a lot of local people buying fresh fish daily and jovially speaking Venetian. I enjoy walking by the counter and taking a look at what they have to offer, and occasionally allowing myself to be tempted by their cuttlefish, or their invitations for a dish of Spaghetti con le vongole. It is also a tasty way to support local economy, which is always a good thing to keep in mind while visiting Venice.

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Details about this spot



Fondamenta Cannaregio 1292, Venice

Opening Times

Tue - Sat 07:00 - 12:00


1kg clams: € 11.90
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)