Venice Food Tour- Guided Culinary Walking Tour In Venice, 3hrs
If you’d like to discover Venice on a food tour, this one is perfect for you. We recommend that you do this culinary tour at the beginning of your stay so that you know what to eat where on your own.
Your local guide lives in Venice so he knows all of the best places to take you. He delivers an an insider’s food experience in a very friendly and professional way. As you walk and discover Venice, you’ll be trying lots of different kinds of samplings and wine at different venues.
When you’ve had your fill of awesome art museums, Gothic palaces and St Mark’s Basilica, our Venice Food Tours will delight you with a fresh aspect of Venetian culture. Italy is known as a gourmet destination for foodies, and Venice is no exception. This 3-hour small group tour of Venice takes you on an epicurean adventure as you explore food markets, wine bars, restaurants and bakeries in the enlightening company of our gastronomic expert and walking tour guide.
See Venice as a local as you dive down narrow passageways, tramp across ancient bridges and step inside hidden doorways. You’ll get a taste of the city’s history and architecture on this fun walking tour while sampling some of the best eateries and foodie attractions in town as part of your Venice food tour.
Highlights in Venice Food Tour to look forward to include the Rialto Food Markets which display a mesmerizing smorgasbord of freshly caught fish, vegetables, fruit, meat and tasty Italian foods. You’ll see dockside stevedores unloading crates of produce from barges – no refrigerated HGVs here! Vendors will be hawking their wares and restaurant chefs will be meticulously examining the foods on offer, sourcing only the freshest and finest ingredients for their discerning clientele.
If you’re lucky, you’ll experience two of Venice’s bustling markets – the Erberia (vegetable market) and the Pescheria (fish market) – but most of the bartering and buying is over by lunchtime.
Then it’s off to unpretentious street cafés, trattorias and bars where locals choose to hang out – always a good sign of excellent local food at fair prices. You’ll want to earmark a few places you visit on your small group food tour and return later for lunch or dinner, no doubt. Sample fried morsels of fritti and tapas-like cichetti; nibble on tastily topped crostinis and bite into mouthwatering paninis which artfully combine some of the wonderful deli meats and cheeses that Italy is known for. And then there’s dessert! Wash it all down with local wine tastings at some of the friendly bacari (wine bars) on this fun food tour of Venice.
Along the way you will learn snippets, fun facts and stories about Venice’s food traditions from your local guide. All too soon your Venice Food Tour will come to an end with a short gondola ride passing the Grand Canal along the way. Breathtaking, fascinating and totally engrossing, this is one of the most fun ways to explore Venice. We only offer one piece of advice for those joining our small group food tours of Venice – come hungry!
Join our Venice Food Tour to understand history of the city but also gain insight into local life.