We awoke early on day 3 of our Venice vacation despite the late night we had on day 2. The purpose? We wanted to go to Rialto Market in Venice. Research online suggested that the best time to go to the market is early in the morning. So by 6 am we were waiting for a bus in front of the hotel. It was a Saturday and the buses were full on that early morning. We let one bus pass because there was simply no more room for us. The next bus came and it was also full, but we saw a pattern. The buses were jampacked on Saturday morning. I don't know where people were going in the early hours, but they did seem to have someplace to go in Venice. We jumped aboard and saw that most of the people in the bus were wearing a futbol uniform. There must be a game early in the morning.
We arrived at the Rialto when it's all quiet. The crowds were nowhere to be found, the tourists were apparently still asleep, and the stirring around the markets were made by the vendors and delivery men. The market was just waking up.
The Grand Canal on a beautiful Saturday morning from the Rialto Bridge.
Going down Rialto Bridge, the stores are all closed.
The calm before the storm.
Venice minus the crowd is peaceful.
More narrow alley.
The vendors were setting up shop.
Outside the Grand Canal was still very quiet.
The gondolier was getting ready for a busy day.
Delivery guys and workers were on break, cig break that is.
Not taking a cig break, but I thought he was interesting.
When we were done shooting and looking, we jumped into another vaporetto in search of breakfast.
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