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Venice food tour: Rialto market and cicchetti tasting with wine

Based on 6 reviews
Availability: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays (depending on season)
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Stop at a neighborhood butcher, bakery, and one of the oldest spice stores in the world
  • Taste local wines and cicchetti, Venice's answer to the Spanish tapas
  • Take in the smells and tastes of the historic Rialto fruit and vegetable market and the fish market
  • Cross the Grand Canal by gondola with your guide to explore Cannaregio
What to expect

Venice has developed a reputation for over-priced, touristy food — that could not be further from the truth. Our Venice food tour is going to change your opinion of Venetian food by sending you beyond the worn out tourist spots with an expert Venetian foodie, who will school you in the rich culinary history of Venice, while showing you the best spots to sample its gastronomic delights.

  • We’ll start by visiting the twin hearts of Venice’s food scene; the Rialto fruit and vegetable market and the Rialto fish market.
  • All this talk of food will make you hungry so we’ll be sure to sample sumptuous local wine and cicchetti along the way. 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 guide will help you to choose two of the best cicchetti and of course a glass of wine, Prosecco or spritz to wash it down.
  • Next you’ll board a gondola to cross the Grand Canal to Cannaregio, a favorite among locals for its great food scene, beautiful streets and piazzas and its much more relaxed vibe away from the tourist route.
  • Your adventure here continues to another local bar for a different kind of cicchetti. Fritti is a common dish of fried fish or vegetables made popular in this very area. We’ll take our fritti as the locals do – on a stick, to go – and embark on a short stroll across bridges and piazzas of Cannaregio.
  • Your tour culminates in a stop at our favorite Venetian restaurant; a friendly and atmospheric neighborhood trattoria called La Colonna. Here you’ll be warmly greeted by the host and served a plate of the day’s pasta special, washed down of course, with another glass of wine.
  • With intimate groups of 12 people or fewer we don’t just want you to eat well for a day, we want to show you how to eat like a Venetian for your entire stay.

Inclusions - Until 28 February 2018:

  • Two cicchetti bar stops where you will receive two cicchetti and a glass of wine each
  • One cicchetti bar stop where you will receive fritti to go
  • Lunch at a local trattoria plus another glass of wine
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Small groups of 12 people or fewer
  • Short Gondola ride across the Grand Canal

Inclusions - From 01 March 2018:

  • All food tastings at the different bacari
  • Get to taste 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
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What's included
  • Four cicchetti of your choice
  • Three glasses of wine/prosecco/spritz
  • La Colonna
  • Pasta lunch
  • Gondola ride across the Grand Canal
  • Small groups of 12 people or fewer
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-3): free (no reservation required)
  • Children (4-12): reduced price
Where

Sestiere S. Polo, 122, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:

The meeting point is at the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).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.

What to remember
  • 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.
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When

Departure time:

  • Meeting time: 10.15am
  • Departure time: 10.30am

Duration:

Until 28 February 2018: 2 hours 45 minutes

From 01 March 2018: 3 hours

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Provider
Walks of Italy
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