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Embark on a gastronomic adventure in the floating city of Venice and get a taste of what local Venetians eat! Know the charming city through your stomach as your local foodie guide takes you through Venetian food markets and neighbourhoods, thriving with restaurants and caffés without the dreaded “menu turistico”!
Visit the bustling fish and vegetables markets in Rialto, enjoy cicchetti, wine, fritti and pasta in local bars and enjoy the food culture of this charming Italian city like no other! Discover the delicious quirks of island living and enjoy a wonderful culinary adventure like a true Venetian. Get recommendations for good eating joints in the city from your knowledgeable food-loving guide, so you’ll never again endure another over-priced, touristy meal in Venice!
01 April to 31 October: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
01 November - 28 February: Tuesday and Friday
2 hours and 30 minutes approximatelyStart time
At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto.
The meeting point is served by several water taxis. Take the water taxi to the "Rialto" stop, and walk just to the west of the Rialto Bridge.
Near the Rialto Bridge.
You will begin your tour at the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. You will be taken to the historic, open-air Rialto Markets, where many Venetians shop for daily fresh produce and seafood. The twin hearts of Venice’s food scene; the Rialto Fruit and Vegetable Market and the Rialto Fish Market will give you a gastronomic insight into the lives of local Venetians.
Taste sumptuous local wine and cicchetti along the way to two of Venice’s most popular local bars. The cicchetti is Venice’s answer to the Spanish tapas and includes local delicacies like crostini (bread with delicious toppings like whipped cod) and Venetian panini (technically sandwiches, but so much more). At each bar, your foodie guide will be by your side to guide you on your choice of two of the best cicchetti and of course a glass of wine, Prosecco or spritz to wash it down.
Your next stop will be the Cannaregio, a favourite among locals for its great food scene. Cross the Grand Canal with a lovely gondola ride and reach Cannaregio, once a Jewish community. Taste a different kind of cicchetti in another local bar here. Fritti is a common dish of fried fish or vegetables made popular in this very area. Savour the influence of the Jewish community on not only Venetian cuisine, but the Italian food culture as a whole. Enjoy your fritti on a stick as you stroll across bridges and piazzas of Cannaregio.
Your last stop of the food tour will be a friendly and atmospheric neighbourhood trattoria called La Colonna. Here you’ll be warmly greeted by the host and served a plate of the day’s pasta special with a glass of wine.
The tour ends at the Rialto Bridge.
Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
The tour will be limited to 12 people for an exclusive experience.