Meet your guide at midday upon pickup from your hotel and venture out into the streets of Venice for a personal introduction to the marvelous city. As you walk, hear about its origins, famed canals, and significant landmarks along with anecdotes about local culture and contemporary lifestyles.
Amble down narrow alleyways toward the Rialto Bridge and soak up the colorful sights of Venetian products sold at the Mercati di Rialto, or Rialto Market. After you're acquainted with the offerings, settle in for lunch at a Venetian bacaro, or typical wine bar. Small plates called cicchetti may include crostini, bruschetta, and prosciutto accompanied by an included glass of wine.
From here, your private guide can offer suggestions toward planning the rest of your stay in Venice.