Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon
- Small group
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Discover the origins and history of the most famous sparkling Italian wine, Prosecco, on this full-day tour. Meet your wine expert guide in Piazzale Roma, close to the historical center of Venice, and enjoy the drive towards region where prosecco is produced in a comfortable van. During your trip, you will pass by the original region of prosecco, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a complex of small towns and expanses of vineyards. Visit 2 traditional wineries to learn all the secrets of Prosecco production and have 2 wine tasting sessions. First, stop at a family-run winery for a guided tour of the vineyards. Enjoy a tasting session paired with a light lunch with local products like cheese, salami, bread, and seasonal vegetables. After lunch with a view, head to the second winery to meet the winemaker for a guided tour of the production. Learn more about the Charmat method and a second wine t...
Francesca, our guide, was fantastic and very knowledgeable about Proseco and the region that it derives from. The countryside was absolutely beautiful and the Vineyards we visited produced some superb products. Highly recommend this tour even if you're not the biggest wine drinker.
Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour with a local guide. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy and charming “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way.
You will begin by boarding a "topa" boat on which you will experience an authentic Venetian aperitivo. This drink will be enjoyed as you take in the stunning views of Venice from the outer lagoon and its magical islands. As soon as you begin cruising your host will begin serving you drinks and snacks. The experience will last about 1.5 hours, during which you will get to see the city's most iconic views. These city highlights include San Marco, Giudecca, Lido di Venezia, and much more. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will drop you off back to your tour starting point.
The boat trip is highly recommended! Is was an amazing experience and we could not have had a better guide to show us the laguna and some more remote places of Venice. It was fun and also very interesting to listen to the information and stories during the picturesque ride in the sunset on the boat. Thank you!
Experience one of the most vibrant sites in Venice on a tour of Rialto Market with a friendly chef. Select seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook an authentic Italian meal. Learn the history of the market and the story of the food produce before going to a typical Venetian home for a hands-on cooking class. Prepare a starter, main dish (with homemade pasta) and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Enjoy a glass of wine while you prepare your delicious recipes. Then end your class with a lovely lunch and enjoy the fruits of your hard work, served with plenty of wine of course.
Kickoff the evening with a visit to a local favorite bacaro, the place to be for a real good aperitivo. It’s a small and rustic place, where you can enjoy a glass of prosecco and a bite alongside the canal. Sit on the wooden boat docked in front of the bacaro and enjoy the sunset from the water. A tiny and exclusive wine bar awaits with an excellent selection of more than 800 organic wines that are produced in a 100% natural way. Enjoy a glass of Trebbiano white wine before biting into a mouth-watering ‘cicchetti’ that really lifts this place beyond the ordinary. Top off your evening with a visit to one of the oldest bacaros in town. Follow your local insider as you wander down a narrow street, before stepping foot inside this cozy bar. Blend in with the locals, as tourists hardly ever find this gem and get ready to taste some of the best red house wine and signature meatballs. Hang ar...
Gia was an excellent host. She gave us different options for what we like, and she also helps us to make reservations for the restaurant. She was very nice and very easy to talk, I really enjoyed the tour. She was excellent.
The professional chef is Carolyn, an American married to a Venetian, who has lived in Italy for over 20 years, and has won numerous awards for her Venetian cooking. She will welcome you with a glass of prosecco to sip with "cicheti" (Venetian finger food). During the class, you will learn how to to make traditional Venetian dishes. You will learn how to create hand-made fresh pasta, following the traditional Italian style of pasta-making, filled with seasonal vegetables, meat, or both. You will also learn to make lovely, delicate Italian cookies, and a decadent Venetian creamy dessert. Your lesson ends enjoyably at the table (in the warm months it will be on the panoramic terrace, weather permitting). You will sit and taste your delicious creations, chatting over a nice glass of regional wine with Carolyn and any other lesson participants.
Carolyn was an incredible host and chef. She accomodated my gluten intolerance, gave fantastic kitchen tips and made sure we enjoyed the experience immensely!
Start the tour with a classic gondola ride through the lagoon city of Venice and admire the city built on stilts. After the gondola tour, enjoy some free time to explore the area before your evening tour. Later, step out and follow your guide as they introduce the surrounding area of Rialto, and learn about why it is one of the most famous markets in Europe. Discover why the Venetians have continued with this gastronomic tradition until today. During the tour, visit 2 hidden bars that are found off-the-beaten-track. Meander with the locals, embrace their culture, whilst enjoying local wines and discovering the endless selection of cicchetti on offer. Sip on a cool glass of Prosecco whilst tasting the local Baccalà, or simply taste a rich Merlot and seasonal vegetables cooked in the traditional Venetian way. This tour will introduce you to the true Venetian Aperitif and will give you t...
Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour that includes a charming gondola ride through the city canals. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you alon...
Learn what to eat and wherein the city of Venice from your expert local guide. Taste a variety of different kinds of samplings with wine at different venues. Explore the Rialto Food Market with Fritti and cicchetti samplings on the go. Try Panini and crostini varieties, taste wine at several Bacari, see the backstreets of Venice and discover some local eateries. Get 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. Be transported on an epicurean adventure as you explore food markets, wine bars, restaurants, and bakeries in the enlightening company of a gastronomic expert and guide.
Gain access to an app with 5 itineraries to discover the best of Venice. Download it on your mobile phone and guide your friends on this unique adventure. The itineraries have been studied and designed by local Venetians to make sure you can experience all the districts of the city. On your cell phone, the app and digital map will guide you step by step to reach different osterias, where you can enjoy either finger food or wine, depending on the option selected. Taste Venetian specialties such as fried fish or a "frittella", a local-style pancake with connections to the Venice carnival. Along the way, you will discover the life of Venice's famous red-light districts, and listen to stories about the Gondoliers and convicts from the area. This is thanks to the 200 explanations that are activated automatically on the app every time you approach a point of interest. Travel in any direction...
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We really enjoyed this tour with Nicoletta! She did a great job of balancing the most important sights (Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco) with some wonderful hidden gems. We learned a lot about the history and culture of Venice. For instance she told us about the local food markets near the Rialto, and took us to see boutique shops like Venetian mask makers and spice merchants. I liked that she also took us to very picturesque photo spots that we would not have been able to find on our own. Overall a terrific experience!
First of all: Francesca was amazing! She made this trip unforgettable in every possible way! We enjoyed alot of different proseccos and foods, and we learned some really cool things about the prosecco and how it was made. After this tour we love prosecco even more (if thats even possible). The hosts at the wineyards also was very warm and welcoming, and made our day so special! Thank you so much to all who was with us this day! We really hope to see you guys again some time in the furure!
The gondola was a great experience, very romantic and very quiet, it was an unforgettable part of our trip to venice. The tasting tour was also great, our guide was full of goodwill and shared a lot of his experience with us. Also the cichetti were delicious, I highly recommend.
Very nice journey on the lagoon with Alessandro, who provides great commentaries and good mood. We had a wonderful weather, and really enjoyed the beauty of the city from another angle.
Lorenzo did an excellent job. We can recommend him to everyone. Lunch is superb.