Vecchia Pescheria (Old Fish Market), Rimini

Vecchia Pescheria (Old Fish Market), Rimini

Rimini is a coastal town. Since its beginnings, fishing has been an essential activity. The Old Fish Market, built by Rimini architect Giovanni Francesco Buonamici in 1747, demonstrates the economic importance of the fishing industry in Rimini. Its appearance hasn't changed much as it was built to last. The market structure features a loggia with two aisles reached through three large stone arches. Everything is Istrian stone.

In the four corners of the market are statues of dolphins with water jets used to clean fish. Two rows of Istrian stone counters line the inner arcade. Here women used to sell fish and clams, the so-called "poveracce." The area has become a hub of restaurants, wine bars, cafes, and a hangout for the night people.

Every evening crowds of young people meet for drinks and snacks, maybe a concert or event. History and new trends come together. Outside tables, candlelight, and pubs enliven the old market. It is a great place to meet new people and make friends. The finger food is good too.

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Vecchia Pescheria (Old Fish Market) on Map

Sight Name: Vecchia Pescheria (Old Fish Market)
Sight Location: Rimini, Italy (See walking tours in Rimini)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Rimini, Italy

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