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Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti

  • Skip the tourist traps and visit eateries that local Venetians frequent
  • Learn all about the city’s rich food heritage from your guide
  • Enjoy cicchetti, a pasta meal, several glasses of wine, and more
Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
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Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
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Venice is a city with a rich culinary culture, but for visitors, it can be hard to avoid the tourist traps. On this tour, you’ll follow your guide to the eateries locals love. Begin at the Rialto Market, where you’ll chat with vendors and learn about Venice’s food heritage. Then, take a gondola across the Grand Canal to the Cannaregio district, where snacks, a pasta meal, and beverages await.

What to Expect

Meet your guide at the fountain in the middle of the Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, just steps from the Rialto Bridge. Your tour kicks off in the morning and will be held over lunchtime; be sure to come hungry, as you’ll be doing lots of tasting.

Your first stop is the bustling Rialto Market, where locals come to buy fresh produce, fish, and other daily essentials. Learn more from the stallholders, and discuss Venice’s rich food heritage with your guide. Afterwards, you’ll stroll past more butchers, spice shops, and other traditional vendors.

Then, hop aboard a gondola and cross the Grand Canal to Cannaregio, one of Venice’s most lively districts, and off the typical tourist trail. Stop at a local bar for cicchetti—Venice’s answer to Spanish tapas—and a glass of wine, prosecco, or spritz. Afterwards, you’ll visit a second bar to sample fritti, or traditional fried snacks that are popular in Venice.

Your final stop is at a neighborhood trattoria, where you’ll enjoy a classic plate of pasta, washed down with another glass of wine. After lunch, the tour concludes near the Rialto Bridge.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome Food tour

Simple put this is a MUST tour for any Venice visitor. I am not a fan of food tours, but my wife convinced me to join her and I am glad I did. We met our wonderful guide "FRANCESCA"( be aware the tour start on-time)...More

Thank Cruisinbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best food tour!

We loved Roberta!!! Animated, engaging and knew just what we would be interested to know about eating and social life for Venetians. We didn't mind the rain because she kept us engaged and was very sensitive to finding ways for us to stay dry! The...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A fun and informative tour!

Our guide Barbara was fantastic! Very knowledgeable about her city and the food the Venetians eat. She spoke very good English and was easy to understand. For my sister who has some walking issues and wears hearing aids, a mic with earphones might have been...More

Thank dutchmamaof4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to experience Venice

Had a great few hours with Francesca, wandering the streets in and around Rialto. Nice mix of history and food venues. Very generous with the wine, which was delicious! Francesca was absolutely lovely, very knowledgeable, and keen to share restaurant, shop and other sightseeing suggestions....More

Thank MrsLB_2012
Reviewed December 28, 2017
Great Tour: Fun group and excellent guide

We joined the tour in December in Venice. We wanted to take a food tour, introducing us to the local places, the food, some wine as well as get some info on Venice itself. We got all this and more! Francesca, our guide, was super...More

Thank Matt K
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