Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon
- Small group
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour with a local guide. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy and charming “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way.
Kickoff the evening with a visit to a local favorite bacaro, the place to be for a real good aperitivo. It’s a small and rustic place, where you can enjoy a glass of prosecco and a bite alongside the canal. Sit on the wooden boat docked in front of the bacaro and enjoy the sunset from the water. A tiny and exclusive wine bar awaits with an excellent selection of more than 800 organic wines that are produced in a 100% natural way. Enjoy a glass of Trebbiano white wine before biting into a mouth-watering ‘cicchetti’ that really lifts this place beyond the ordinary. Top off your evening with a visit to one of the oldest bacaros in town. Follow your local insider as you wander down a narrow street, before stepping foot inside this cozy bar. Blend in with the locals, as tourists hardly ever find this gem and get ready to taste some of the best red house wine and signature meatballs. Hang ar...
Gia was an excellent host. She gave us different options for what we like, and she also helps us to make reservations for the restaurant. She was very nice and very easy to talk, I really enjoyed the tour. She was excellent.
Start the tour with a classic gondola ride through the lagoon city of Venice and admire the city built on stilts. After the gondola tour, enjoy some free time to explore the area before your evening tour. Later, step out and follow your guide as they introduce the surrounding area of Rialto, and learn about why it is one of the most famous markets in Europe. Discover why the Venetians have continued with this gastronomic tradition until today. During the tour, visit 2 hidden bars that are found off-the-beaten-track. Meander with the locals, embrace their culture, whilst enjoying local wines and discovering the endless selection of cicchetti on offer. Sip on a cool glass of Prosecco whilst tasting the local Baccalà, or simply taste a rich Merlot and seasonal vegetables cooked in the traditional Venetian way. This tour will introduce you to the true Venetian Aperitif and will give you t...
Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour that includes a charming gondola ride through the city canals. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you alon...
Gain access to an app with 5 itineraries to discover the best of Venice. Download it on your mobile phone and guide your friends on this unique adventure. The itineraries have been studied and designed by local Venetians to make sure you can experience all the districts of the city. On your cell phone, the app and digital map will guide you step by step to reach different osterias, where you can enjoy either finger food or wine, depending on the option selected. Taste Venetian specialties such as fried fish or a "frittella", a local-style pancake with connections to the Venice carnival. Along the way, you will discover the life of Venice's famous red-light districts, and listen to stories about the Gondoliers and convicts from the area. This is thanks to the 200 explanations that are activated automatically on the app every time you approach a point of interest. Travel in any direction...
Just a short walk from St. Marks Square lies the beautiful little bar of Tarnowska’s, the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a cocktail after a long day exploring the streets of Venice. Relax in the ambiance of this historic bar that dates back to the early 1900s and is famous for the scandalous murder of the Russian Countess Maria Tarnowska’s lover. Enjoy one of the many cocktails on the menu such as the Venetian Spritz, and spend the evening in style.
Go on a fun, Venetian style pub crawl of Venice, and discover traditional bars frequented by locals. Meet like minded travelers on a sociable tour that aims to show you how Venetians enjoy life. Meet in front of the Ca Rezzonico Museum at 5:30 PM, where you will be met by your guide. Then, meander through a labyrinth of small alleyways and campi (city squares) to visit 4 local bars known as ”bacari” in the Venetian dialect. Upon arrival at each bar, you will be offered an ombra (a glass of local wine). At the final bar you will have the chance to try the very popular Venetian, orange-colored cocktail known as “spritz,” usually served with an olive or two. You will also taste the typical venetian cicchetti (tapas) in each bacaro. Experience a great way of seeing the city as the locals see it, and chat to new friends. Great for singles, couples, or small group...
Four pubs, includes a different drink at each. Guide is a good laugh, could've kept it up all night!
Begin your tour with a stroll around the Rialto Bridge to its bustling marketplace to see where the Venetians do their shopping every day. Once you've browsed the market, begin your tour of the traditional "bacaro" of Venice, visiting three along the way: the Al Volto, the Al Portego, and the Do Spade). At each of the "bacaro," sit down to a glass of "ombra," a typical Venetian wine. As you sip on your drink, enjoy some of the classical Venetian "cicchetti," an array of appetizers made of fish, seafood, meat, and vegetables, and immerse yourself in this age-old Venetian after-work tradition. Enjoy!
Apart from information on food and wine our guide gave us many details on the life in Venice and the history. Very nice, small group and the chance to ask questions. Very advisable to have this tour at the start of your visit to Venice.
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We really enjoyed this tour with Nicoletta! She did a great job of balancing the most important sights (Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco) with some wonderful hidden gems. We learned a lot about the history and culture of Venice. For instance she told us about the local food markets near the Rialto, and took us to see boutique shops like Venetian mask makers and spice merchants. I liked that she also took us to very picturesque photo spots that we would not have been able to find on our own. Overall a terrific experience!
First of all: Francesca was amazing! She made this trip unforgettable in every possible way! We enjoyed alot of different proseccos and foods, and we learned some really cool things about the prosecco and how it was made. After this tour we love prosecco even more (if thats even possible). The hosts at the wineyards also was very warm and welcoming, and made our day so special! Thank you so much to all who was with us this day! We really hope to see you guys again some time in the furure!
The gondola was a great experience, very romantic and very quiet, it was an unforgettable part of our trip to venice. The tasting tour was also great, our guide was full of goodwill and shared a lot of his experience with us. Also the cichetti were delicious, I highly recommend.
Very nice journey on the lagoon with Alessandro, who provides great commentaries and good mood. We had a wonderful weather, and really enjoyed the beauty of the city from another angle.
Lorenzo did an excellent job. We can recommend him to everyone. Lunch is superb.