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This is a light walking tour with frequent stops.
This Venice Food Tour is guided by a local Venetian, who takes you through one of Venice's foodie neighborhoods, tasting your way through the culture as you walk.
"Bacaro" is the Venetian word to describe a "small wine bar". At this first stop, you will taste Italy's famous bubbly wine that is made not too far from Venice - Prosecco!
"Cichetti" is a Venetian slang word for a "small and savory snack", like polpette (little meatballs). Breakfast has never tasted so good!
You can cross Venice's Grand Canal using one of the bridges. Or you can be a Roman Guy and cross by gondola! You deserve to travel in style after a prosecco breakfast.
One of the liveliest places in Venice! As you walk through it, you'll learn the history behind the market that has been supplying local Venetians with food for seven centuries.
Ever tried a real Venetian Spritz? Now is your chance at stop number two. Your guide will explain the Spritz and present you with two options. Bitter or sweet? You decide.
As you eat and drink your way through the area, your guide will help immerse you further into the culture by explaining Venetian rituals that not many people know about.
Literally meaning "shade", Ombra is a Venetian slang word meaning "a small glass of wine". Learn where the nickname comes from as you sample some of the local wine.
Our Venetian guides know the best places to go and get tasty food and great local wine. Don't hesitate to ask them for more recommendations for after your tour!
The Venetians declare that their food is the best in the world. You will be the judge of that as you sit down to lunch at our third stop. Buon appetito!
Learning should be fun and that's what our guides like to do, have fun! Also, what better way to have fun than with a glass of wine in your hand.
A food tour of Venice would never be complete without gelato to finish. Your guide will end your Venice Food Tour at one of the best "Gelaterie" on the island.
AUTHENTIC VENETIAN FOOD AND DRINK
LOCAL FOODIE GUIDE
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 10
Are you a foodie coming to Venice? Do you want to discover this magical city by tasting all it’s best local food and drink?
The Roman Guy thinks tasting the local Food & Drink in Italy is as important as sightseeing. That's why we have created a morning Hidden Venice Food Tour with Rialto Market, Cicchetti & Gondola Ride that you can enjoy while visiting the magical island of Venice. With one of our local foodie experts by your side, you'll go off the beaten path and immerse yourself into the local life and culture of Venice through local customs, tasty food and special drinks.
If you don't know it already, food isn't just a means of survival in Italy, it's a way of life - in this case, a way of Venetian Life. After all, life is about having a good time right? And in Italy, a good time starts with great food! That’s why we created this tour, to make sure you make the most of your time in Venice, starting off by tasting the very special food of Venice!
There are two words that are very important to learn when visiting Venice - "Cicchetti" and "Bacari". The word Cicchetti comes from Venetian dialect, meaning "a small and savory snack". They are served at various little Bacari (local wine bars) and come in an amazing variety for you to try.
The tradition of going to Bacari goes back to at least the 1300's where they have documented many Bacari in the city. As time went on and the city got bigger, they of course multiplied as more and more people desired wine. Your local Venetian guide will explain many of the traditions involving why people visited Bacari during the day (even in the morning!)
When Italians drink wine, they always have something to eat with it, to make sure that they don't get too tipsy. So over time the Bacari started offering "Cicchetti" (small savory snacks). And so a new tradition was born - drinking wine with cicchetti!
In a city known throughout the world for its many islands and canals, most people think that they have Venice figured out. What they don't know is that there is so much more to discover, especially gastronomically. The first stop on this Local Food Tour introduces you to a tasty side of Venice that not many experience while on vacation. Starting with some local bubbly wine for breakfast, you'll be introduced to the Venetian "cicchetti".
A trip to Venice wouldn't be complete without a ride on a gondola. Instead of taking the regular route and crossing Venice's Grand Canal by bridge, your local guide will take you across the water on a short 2-minute gondola ride! Cameras at the ready ladies and gentlemen!
After sampling some cicchetti and prosecco at your first stop, your local guide will then provide you with another variety to taste at our second Bacaro stop. Enter the Spritz! Whether you have a sweet tooth or like bitter drinks, there is a Spritz for everyone, along with some other local favorite cicchetti to sample alongside.
The slang word for a small glass of wine is called an "Ombra" (meaning “shade” in Italian). Legend has it that in the old days, wine was sold by the bell tower of San Marco's church in the shade. So the people would say "let's go drink in the shade by the bell-tower”. Today it has been shortened to just one word - Ombra. Stop number three will give you a taste of the local favorite Ombra, as you sit down for a delicious lunch, tucking into some of the best pasta in Venice!
No Italian foodie experience is complete without some Gelato. On this Venice guided tour, you’ll learn how to spot the best gelato in Italy as you choose from some local favorites in one of Venice's best "Gelaterie" (gelato parlours). Ask your local guide what is in season and why gelato is so different from the ice-cream we're used to at home.
Throughout this Hidden Venice Food Tour, your guide will explain many local traditions, sharing lots of great information on popular local wines and of course, tell you all about the different Cicchetti to try during you time in Venice.
This is a fun-filled food tour, where you’ll taste the best local food and wine in Venice. You’ll see Venice is a different way, as you start to understand how important food is and how it is more than simply eating. It’s a social activity! Who knows, you may even strike up a conversation with the person next to you!
You may feel like staying out in Venice exploring long after the tour ends, or if you need a nap after all the eating, your guide will happily show you where to catch the nearest "Vaporetto" (water bus) or Water Taxi so you can cruise back to your accommodation for an afternoon kip. Either way, we can almost guarantee you that, by the end of your Local Venice Food Tour, you may just decide to stay in Venice forever!
- Venice Walking & Boat Tour with St Mark's Basilica
- Child Friendly Venice Walking Tour with St. Mark's Basilica
- Hidden Canals of Venice Private Boat Tour
- Local Florence Food Tour with Market Lunch
- Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere
** Don't forget to let us know if you or anyone in your group has food intolerances.** If your child is under 6 and will not be consuming then you do not need to pay for them. If they will be eating, please include them in the payment by adding a number to the "Child (6 or under)" box.** Stops on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures.If you have any doubts about your mobility, we recommend you take a Private Venice Tour
In Campo San Bortolomio, in front of the statue. Your foodie guide will be waiting for you, holding a sign with "The Roman Guy" written on it.
Where to Meet
What to Bring
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.)
Child (6 or under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
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This was our second time in Venice so we were looking for something a bit different this time around. We did this tour and it was fantastic. Our guideThis was our second time in Venice so we were looking for something a bit different this time around. We did this tour and it was fantastic. Our guides were great. The weather was a bit rainy and cold, but that didn't stop us from having a good time. We got to see some nice local locations and have some great food. We learned a lot about Venice and the daily life of a Venetian, which was quite nice. I would probably do this tour again since the locations may be switched up from time to time. Even if they weren't, it was a nice enough experience that I would repeat it...more
The tour was really good. Gives you a quick/fun view of the Rialto Bridge surroundings. The tour guide was amazing! A Venice local with tons on insighThe tour was really good. Gives you a quick/fun view of the Rialto Bridge surroundings. The tour guide was amazing! A Venice local with tons on insight...more
Love food so booked a food tour in Venice. Turned out just to be the two of us and our guide Claudia who was great. Stopped at 4 places for things to Love food so booked a food tour in Venice. Turned out just to be the two of us and our guide Claudia who was great. Stopped at 4 places for things to eat and drink. Learned about chicchetti and bacari. Concluded with a lunch of delicious pasta. Highly recommend..more
I've done one other food tour with this company, in Rome, and so my expectations were high due to how amazing the Rome one was. It was nice having theI've done one other food tour with this company, in Rome, and so my expectations were high due to how amazing the Rome one was. It was nice having the tour around lunch time, and though it was a bit earlier we weren't discouraged from enjoying the cocktails. Many of the establishments weren't too busy either, which was very nice. Our guide was very helpful, and it only ended up being the guide, myself, and my traveling partner on the tour, which was a definite plus...more