Our culinary tour is going to change your opinion of Venetian food by sending you beyond the worn out tourist spots with an expert Venetian foodie.
Take a culinary stroll through Venice and learn more about its history.
Explore the famous Rialto fish market and the atmospheric Jewish ghetto.
Take the gondola for a short drive across the Canal Grande to Cannaregio.
Taste various Italian delicacies in traditional restaurants.
With small groups of 12 or fewer people, we do not only want to promise you good food for a day, but also show you how to eat like a Venetian throughout your stay.
First we visit the two hearts of the Venetian food scene, the Rialto fruit and vegetable market and the Rialto fish market. As you browse the crowded corridors, your guide will explain how the ancient trade routes and a strong maritime history have shaped the Venetian diet and how they still get the freshest fish from the Mediterranean.
All the talk about food will make you hungry, so we can be sure that you will taste precious local wines and cicchetti along the way. On this side of the Canal Grande you will stop at two of Venice's most popular bars. Cicchetti is Venice's answer to Spanish tapas and includes local delicacies such as crostini (bread with delicious toppings such as cod) and Venetian panini (technically speaking sandwiches, but in reality so much more). At each bar, your guide will help you choose two of the best cicchetti and, of course, a glass of wine, prosecco or spritz.
Next you board a gondola to cross the Canal Grande to Cannaregio. Once known as a Jewish ghetto and surrounded by walls to keep its inhabitants, Cannaregio is now a favourite among the locals because of its great restaurant scene, its beautiful streets and squares and its much more relaxed atmosphere off the tourist route.
We bet you will be surprised to learn how much Venetian food (and Italian food in general) was influenced by the Jewish community. Our adventure continues as we take a short walk across the bridges and squares of Cannaregio.
Your tour ends with a stop at our favourite restaurant in Venice, a friendly and atmospheric trattoria in the neighbourhood. You are very welcome here.
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives.
This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.
•All food tastings at the different bacari
•Tasting of the local prosecco, spritz and wine
•Short local Gondola Ride to cross the Grand Canal
•Tasting of typical Venetian food at a local restaurant
•Expert local tour guide
•Small groups of 12 people or fewer
Meeting Point:<br> At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto). Meeting Point Directions:<br> Campo San Giacomo di Rialto is located just to the west of the Rialto Bridge, towards the Rialto Market. The closest vaporetto stop is the "Rialto Mercato" stop.
Please bring your booking confirmation.
For cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Full refund.
For cancellations made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No refund can be provided.
For amendments made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No amendment fee.
For amendments made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Amendments subject to a amendment fee per person, per tour, depending on availability.
Late Arrivals & No Shows:
No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.
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