Venice Spritz Time

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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration1 Hour
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAn approximately 40 minute walk or a vaporetto (not included, approximately 20 EUR per person) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedA glass of spritz and 2 small cicchettis (small appetizers) are included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
RestrictionsThe minimum age to take this tour and to consume alcohol is 18 years old. This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved and cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers.
Tour Details

Venice Spritz Time

Spritz is the classic Venetian aperitif, and is a mix of white wine and typically Aperol and seltzer or sparkling mineral water. This sunset-colored cocktail is one of the most famous in Venice. Its origin is unknown, but it may date back to when Venice was under the Austrian Empire. The Austrians were used to beer with a lower alcohol content, so to dilute the Venetian wines they put seltzer or sparkling water in their glasses. The word likely came from the German verb spritzen, which means "to spray."

Spritz is the Venetian most iconic cocktail, and meeting friends for a spritz is one of the most famous Venetian habits. It is the perfect break between work and dinner, to catch up without having to commit to a full evening together. Enjoy this unusual Venetian habit in a "bacaro," the so-called Venetian pub. Ask for a Spritz with Aperol (the sweetest), Spritz with Select (bitter), with Campari (even more bitter), or with Cynar (strong taste that only the older generation of Venetians could tolerate). Start your evening like a true Venetian with this cultural experience.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 40 minute walk or a vaporetto (not included, approximately 20 EUR per person) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A glass of spritz and 2 small cicchettis (small appetizers) are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
Restrictions
The minimum age to take this tour and to consume alcohol is 18 years old. This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved and cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers.