Cicchetti Bars and Taverns of Venice Tour
This tour of Venice's Bacari wine bars and dishes is the ideal culinary experience while visiting one of the most romantic cities in the world. This culinary Venice tour will allow you to experience the excitement of Italian Bacari wine bars, ride a traghetto into the Rialto area, and taste cicchetti dishes along the way.
The Venice wine and food tour will begin at the Campo de la Maddalena, a small picturesque square, where you'll meet your local English-speaking guide. Explore the medieval square before stopping at your first bar, where you'll taste delectable Venetian-style tapas, including olives, marinated seafood, and local cheeses.
Don't get too full because the Venice food tour will have plenty more tasting opportunities. Your Venice walking tour will continue as you enter Strada Nuova and venture into another historical bar to taste an excellent sample of cicchetti dishes. Afterward, follow your guide to Campo de Santa Sofia and, if weather permits, climb aboard an iconic Venice traghetto to cross the Canal Grande into the Rialto area. Traghetti are like gondolas, but they're used as passenger ferries instead. There is no sitting or singing on a traghetto, as this is how locals get across the canals!
After enjoying this traghetto ride, the morning tour will explore the local market in Rialto. Head to the city center to a hole-in-the-wall Venetian bar that serves a simple, but delicious selection of cicchetti and great regional Italian wines and proseccos. Your comprehensive Venice tour will continue as you visit more of the best bars Venice has to offer. Taste local wines and continue to explore the delicious flavors of Italy. This culinary Venice tour will end at the steps of the Rialto Bridge, where you can head back to one of the previously visited bars, your hotel, or any of the other spectacular sights in the city. This ideal culinary excursion will open your senses to the best sights and flavors that Venice has to offer.
Reviewer: Nora Wren
Wonderful way to see the "real" Venice. Tour guide was very friendly and shared lots of information. Also, great food and wine samples.
Do this tour! We had an excellent guide, Manola, who made this tour fun, interactive and enjoyable. We were two people who were put into a group of ten. We went to 5 different taverns where we had a glass of wine and something light to eat. All the taverns were locally owned and "off the beaten path." The wine was quite good. We did a practice walk to the meeting point the morning of the tour as it is a little hard to find. We had to stop and ask along the way to make sure we were going in the right direction. We thought this was one of the highlights of our time in Venice. We met some really engaging people on the tour, learned a lot of local history and about day-to-day life, and got to experience some neighborhood taverns we would not likely have found on our own. Really fun!
Reviewer: EILEEN JOHNSON
Our guide Giovanni was terrific. Walking around with her was so informative. The Bars and taverns were better than I expected, with there offerings of Cicchetti and wines. Loved it, and strongly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: CJ - New York
October 2016 -We chose this tour to get a real feel for the local vibe in Venice. We are delighted to say that our Tour Guide did a great job! She was warm, kind and really pleasant. The various places we visited were just amazing! The history and the pleasant food tastings in each Bar and Tavern are really great fun! We would highly recommend this tour to all!
Reviewer: Constantine Kyres
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the informative tour of tapas resto-bars of Venice. It was an authentic view of how locals live, eat and drink by a resident of Venice. It was was much more interesting than the usual touristy excursions and we highly recommend it.