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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 to get tasty snacks and great, local wine. Don't hesitate to ask them for more nearby 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 in Italy 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 & Drinks
Local foodie guide will show you unique destinations off the beaten path
Small Group sizes - Maximum 10 people
The Roman Guy thinks tasting the local Food & Drink in Italy is as important as sightseeing. That's why we have created a morning "Local" Venice Food Tour 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 and this tour is designed to make sure you make the most of having a good time in Venice.
There are two words that are extremely important to learn when going to Venice - "Cicchetti" and "Bacari". The word Cicchetti comes from Venetian dialect which means "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 at least to 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 to make sure that they don't get too tipsy. So over time the Bacari started offering little "Cicchetti" (small savory snacks). And a new tradition was born - drinking wine with cicchetti!
Prosecco for Breakfast!
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. Stop one on the Venice 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 Hop, Skip & a Gondola!
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 try at our second Bacaro. 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.
Ombra & Lunch
The slang word for a small glass of wine is called "Ombra" (shade). 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 that 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 and tuck into some delicious local pastas for lunch.
Cooling Down With Gelato
No Italian foodie experience is complete without some Gelato. 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 Local Venice Food Tour, your guide will explain many local traditions to you, including popular local wines and of course, all about the different Cicchetti to try. You might even strike up a conversation with the person next to you! You may feel like staying out exploring long after the tour ends, but if you need a nap, your guide will 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!
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Senior (65+) [$79.00]
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.) [$74.00]
Youth (7-17) [$69.00]
Child (6 or under) [$39.00]
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