This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivalled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighbourhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular afterwork meeting spot for thirsty locals. We will take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000 year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay. A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next as we cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! A briefing on local products at the market (only available in the morning tour) precedes our first stop at a small eatery, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, polenta with seafood or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes). Our second foodie stop is a historic spot which will help you better understand the envy-inducing culture of bacari in Venice and how to enjoy this experience while you’re flying solo around the city. A few secret and hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes!
I am a food expert. I've been studying (and tasting!) the Venetian culinary scene for a few years. I am interested in the link between the food recipes and the history of the city. Therefore, together, we will explore not only historical and gourmet venues or local spots, but also, we will get to understand each dish and the history background of Venice through it!
You will have 7 Cicchetti (Venetian tapas) | You will enjoy a home-made risotto or gnocchi with local ingredients | Your…
You will have five glasses of local wines produced in Veneto region.
The tour will start in the heart of the neighborhood of Cannaregio, a local residents area with a strong importance in the history of the city. The itinerary will cover the main icon of Rialto Bridge. We will support local businesses where we will stop for food tastings. We will experience the cross of the Grand Canal with a traditional traghetto gondola!
Please let us know about food allergies or diet requirements. We can't cater for vegetarians, vegans or celiacs.
Venice Aperitif & Local culture