Your Private Venice Food Tour starts near the famously picturesque Rialto Bridge, just a stone’s throw from the Rialto Fish Market. This bustling local market was declared a UNESCO patrimony site. Let the sights and sounds from this local market entice you into this truly local life that has existed for centuries.
After you have finished admiring the array of freshly caught fish and seafood, it is time to partake in the famous cicchetti culture of Venice. Cicchetti are traditional appetizers of fish, meat, or vegetables that are normally accompanied by a glass of wine or prosecco and eaten in bacari bars. Eaten throughout the day by locals from mid-morning onwards and usually consumed while standing up, this unique fast food can only be found in Venice. Your local foodie guide will accompany you to two authentic cicchetti bars, each with their own distinct feel to give you a real taste of the city.
Next, it is time to enjoy a traditional Venetian lunch, but you’ll be taking to the waters like the locals as you cross the canal in a gondolino, the perfect way to cross the canal in style. Your lunch will be local dishes centering around seafood or fish paired with polenta or rice. Some traditional dishes include squid ink pasta or squid ink and polenta, creamed codfish and polenta, fresh catch of the day and veggies or a fish risotto.
Your Venetian lunch will be the final stop on your Venice Food & Wine Tour and it is the perfect end to a foodie tour. You will have seen and tasted your way around Venice with your local expert guide and should feel a little more in touch with what it’s like to be a true Venetian. You are guaranteed to finish this tour with big smiles, lots of pictures, and most importantly, a full stomach!