Join this best selling Venice tour to experience Venetian culture in the form of local food specialties and regional wines. With your local guide, you will stop off at Bacari wine bars and try some of the city’s famous specialties, from plates of olives to marinated seafood served on wedges of soft polenta. It’s the Italian way!
You’ll start this Venice food tour from Campo de la Maddalena, a small raised square that has remained the same since medieval times and is famous for its modest houses topped with interesting chimneys. Call into the old historic inn, a much-loved bar that specializes in cicchetti (traditional local nibbles) for your first taste of this Venice tapas. Learn all about the long history of this atmospheric bar from your local guide as you feast on some of its specialties.
You’ll continue by walking into Strada Nuova and calling in to another old historical bar which has been open since the 18th century and is famous for its ‘polpette’, or spicy fried meatballs. From there, you’ll head to Campo de Santa Sofia and jump on a traghetto to cross Canal Grande into the Rialto area. Traghetti are like gondolas, but they're used as passenger ferries instead - no sitting or singing here - this is how locals get across the canals!
Pay a visit to a true local Venice attraction - the local market, before heading to yet another bar in the center of Venice, a hole-in-the-wall place that serves a simple but delicious selection of cicchetti and great regional Italian wines and proseccos. The tour then comes to an end on the steps of the Rialto Bridge, where you can head back to one of your new favorite bars, or your local guide will be happy to point you in the direction of your accommodation.