Venice: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

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Treat your tastebuds on a guided shared group or private tour of Venice’s wine bars and their Cicchetti dishes. Pair these traditional foods with Italian wine and immerse yourself in local culture.

Highlights

  • Savor the delicious flavors of Venetian Cichetti dishes on an immersive tour
  • Discover the magic of Venice's districts with a local guide by your side
  • Cross the famous Grand Canal to Rialto on a traghetto gondola
  • Pair your food tasting with high-quality Italian wines for a unique experience
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator

Description

Discover Venice's renowned culinary culture on a guided walking tour of local neighborhoods and wine bars. See where locals eat and drink as you enjoy wine and delicious dishes known as Cicchetti. Begin your adventure in the Cannaregio neighborhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice and a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. Join your guide on a relaxed stroll through the area and then cross the Grand Canal on a traditional stand-up gondola to Rialto. Try some fresh fish at a small eatery, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Try dishes like black ink calamari, polenta with seafood, tuna balls with tomatoes, and seasonal vegetables, all served in elaborate dishes. After this round of mouth-watering tastings, head to a few local spots that will help you better understand the culture of Cicchetti bars in Venice. Get tips from your guide about how you can make the most out of your stay and experience authentic food away from the tourist traps. Visit a bar owned by two Venetian brothers with a passion for locally sourced food and wine. Try a favorite local sandwich known as tramezzino, paired with a Venetian Spritz. You will also try some favorite local dishes such as creamy codfish baccalà or stockfish (dried cod). Learn of some secrets and hidden spots near the Rialto, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. Try some meat and cheese Cicchetti the next bar, with lasagna and a pasta dish on the menu. Conclude your tasting adventure with a well-deserved dessert, a delectable Tiramisu. Finish the tour in Campo San Bartolomeo, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing your evening, or more tips on what to do.

Includes

Shared group or private tour Local guide Food (7 Cicchetti dishes and 1 dessert) 5 glasses of wine Venetian spritz Traghetto gondola crossing

Important Information

  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by a B Corp certified company committed to using travel as a force for good.
  • The route and places visited within the tour may vary. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day of the tour
  • This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater to vegetarians and other dietary requirements.

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