Venetian Greengrocers

Of all the cities I’ve been fortunate enough to visit, there’s no secret that Venice is by far my favourite. It’s a place like no other, and with so much to see and do. I could host a blog devoted solely to the uniquely beautiful Queen of the Adriatic.

Yet it’s easy to forget that Venice is more than just a travel destination. It’s also home to around 60,000 people. And these residents need the same services as those of us who live in more mundane places.

These services include the provision of everyday staples. Like fresh fruits and vegetables, for instance.

Scattered among the tourist souvenir stands are more practical vendors serving locals

Scattered among the tourist souvenir stands are more practical vendors serving locals

Fresh produce on sale at the Rialto Market, beside the famous Rialto Bridge

Fresh produce on sale at the Rialto Market, beside the famous Rialto Bridge

But in typical Venetian fashion, even something as ordinary as a greengrocer can appear extraordinary to us outsiders.

Simply by placing it on a boat.

Greengrocer on the Fondamenta Gherardini

Greengrocer on the Fondamenta Gherardini

Local Venetians need the basics be it summer...

Local Venetians need the basics, be it summer…

...Or winter

…Or winter

"...And here's your change, signore."

“…And here’s your change, signore.”

This post was inspired by the photo themes Fresh (from Jen of the Daily Post) and Float (from Sue of A Word In Your Ear).

Closed for the day, please come back tomorrow! - another greengrocer, this time on Fondamenta Sant'Anna

Closed for the day, please come back tomorrow!
– another greengrocer, this time on Fondamenta Sant’Anna

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21 Responses to Venetian Greengrocers

  1. thatemily says:

    I absolutely love Venice. You can’t help but take amazing photos everywhere you turn! Great post 🙂

  2. lovetotrav says:

    I love Venice too… so other worldly. I do agree that the city itself stands out from many others, even in a beautiful country like Italy. Happy travels, Cheryl

  3. DailyMusings says:

    wonderful photos- wonderful place!

  4. vannillarock says:

    Love Venice, any time. Love this interpretation of fresh.

  5. Fantastic. I would love to visit Venice sometime…anytime…and soon.

  6. Levysoro says:

    I understand what you mean in your photo because I live very close to Venice but even if I see those scenes everyday In Venice everything turn the ordinary into something extra-ordinary…
    Beautiful.

  7. Perfect photos for the challenge! 🙂

  8. Max510 says:

    Ciao Jaspa !
    Very happy that you guys show the “true” Venice… The Venice of venetian people !
    Often tourists don’t think that, for example, they have a little boat like us have a car… or use the “vaporetto” like we use bus…
    Bravo !
    Ciao ciao
    Max

  9. brubio1111 says:

    Hi Jaspa!
    This is a great post! The greengrocer on the Fondamenta Gherardini is actually where I go every day! 😀

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