Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
Swap the schedules and historical focus of conventional tours for a private walking tour of Venice with a local who’ll show you the city like a friend. Tell them what you fancy doing, and enjoy a personalized tour enriched by their grassroots knowledge. Explore often-overlooked neighborhoods; discover sights and eateries favored by locals; and get transport and cultural pointers to help ensure you get the most from your visit.
Explore top landmarks in Venice with a private guide during this half-day tour. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and visit city highlights including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and Doge’s Palace. See a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano and climb aboard a gondola for a private ride.
Get an inside peek into the world-famous glassblowing factories of Murano on a 2-hour escorted tour. Meet your guide in central Venice, and ride a water bus across the Venetian Lagoon to the colorful island of Murano. Get a private glassmaking demonstration from a master craftsman, and enjoy time to browse the factory showroom featuring finished works of art. Finally, attend your choice of hands-on workshop to create a take-home piece of jewelry or mosaic using authentic Murano glass.
Learn the secret to making great pasta during a private cooking class in Venice, taught by a “cesarina,” or home cook. Follow three regional recipes and discover tricks of the trade. Each participant is equipped with utensils and ingredients at a personal workstation during the 3-hour lesson. You’ll prepare authentic Italian pastas, then taste each delicious dish, accompanied by a selection of local wine.
Kayak through the historic canals of Venice on this eco-adventure tour. Following your expert kayaking guide, paddle through the canals that are known as the arteries of Venice. Learn about the history and culture of the Italian city through your guides' commentary while getting a unique aquatic perspective. Participants of all levels are welcome; no kayaking experience is necessary. Instruction and use of all equipment is included.
Italy is known for its wine, and with this tour, you'll get an insider's look at wine production from grape to bottle. You'll travel through the Amarone, with stops at two wineries for tastings. Then you'll sit down for a lunch of local cuisine paired with Valpolicella wine, followed by a visit to a third winery to learn more about viticulture still.
Want to entertain your friends and family in your home away from home?Cesarine is your perfect solution; our expert local home cooks will come to your accommodation to create an authentic culinary experience you'll never forget. Put your feet up and relax with your loved ones while our Cesarina takes care of everything for you (clean up included!).
Enjoy an aperitivo with sparkling wine and nibbles followed by a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars).
How does it work? After you have booked the experience we will contact you asking for the address of your accommodation and any specific requests or preferences including timings. We will then match you with the perfect local home cook from our world-famous network.
Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities.
Venice is known for its spectacular masks, and this tour gives you the rare opportunity to create one yourself. Visit one of the oldest mask making workshops in Venice and learn techniques that Venetian artisans used over 800 years ago. It’s a much more personal and special experience than buying a ready-made mask, as you’ll be able to create a mask that perfectly suits your face.
If you've already indulged into plenty of Italian wine and pasta, get to know local chocolate with this tasting. A master chocolatier guides you through some of the best products in the shop, telling you everything about the ingredients and production. Your experience includes around 10 tastings in total.
Venetian masks have a long and storied history: during the republic’s heyday, they were used to conceal the identities of residents who engaged in decadent activities. In their masks, peasants and noblemen were equal. Make your own Venetian mask (yours to keep), adorned with sequins, ribbons, and other fineries, under the tutelage of a local artist. All materials are provided.
Valpolicella is one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions and this 3-hour tasting tour will introduce you to its famous Amarone wines. Explore Valpolicella’s scenic vineyards and historic wineries, then enjoy an expert-led wine tasting, paired with delicious regional specialties.
Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes from Treviso treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.
Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). At the end of the experience, take this your souvenir back home: the official Cesarine apron and shopping bag.
Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Did you ever prepare pasta from scratch? Are you curious to see how looks like an hystorical apartment in Verona? Do you want to spend few hours with real local people? I'm going to open the home's door to you and share my Granny's secrets and recipes to prepare the best homemade pasta. Welcome to my world!
Get an inside look into the centuries-old art of glassblowing with a factory tour on Murano Island, home to the world’s finest artisan glass. Tour the facilities at Colleoni Glass Factory and watch a master craftsman shape molten glass through a combination of heat, blowing and sculptural techniques. Visit the factory showroom to see beautiful finished works of art, and receive a special Murano glass souvenir to take home.
Experience northeastern Italy’s Soave valley on this half-day guided excursion. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide in Verona, board a comfortable, air-conditioned van and explore a region known for its famed white wine. Learn about the region’s wine culture—a tasting and tour is included—and visit the beautiful medieval village of Borgo along the way.
Visit the must-see Murano glass factory during this tour in Venice. With a guide providing insightful commentary, you'll learn all about the glassblowing process. Watch a demonstration of the art itself by a master craftsman, then hit the gift shop for some discounted souvenirs.
Learn the secrets of glassblowing during this activity in Venice. On the island of Murano, visit the Glass Factory Showroom near St Mark's Square to see examples of this highly specialized glass art, beloved by collectors the world over. Learn about this technique's origins in the Roman Empire from you guide, then watch a glassblowing demonstration by a Master Artisan. Walk away with a small Murano glass souvenir.
See where the world’s most famous glass is made on a private tour and workshop on the island of Murano. Ride a private water taxi from your hotel across the Venetian Lagoon to the pretty, colorful island, where you’ll visit a renowned glass-making factory. Learn how the candy-colored glass is blown using traditional methods, and create your own one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry using authentic Murano glass beads.
For this private mask-decorating workshop in Venice, arrive at a traditional atelier, and get a blank sand-colored mask that’s ready for your artist eye. Use feathers, sequins, and other materials to make a masterpiece. Your guide will share facts about the history of mask making and can also show you some great techniques to use. Afterward, you’ll get to bring home your decorated mask.
Valpolicella is among the most prestigious wine countries in Italy, but many wineries are tucked deep in the rolling vineyards. This tour takes the stress out of exploring the winding country roads with transportation as well as a sommelier to accompany you to two cellars for a guided tasting of the area’s DOC and DOCG Valpolicella, Amarone, Ripasso, and Recioto. You can also sample Valpolicella’s traditional cuisine during an authentic osteria lunch.
Most tours only visit Venice’s historic Jewish district in passing, but this specialized guided walk takes you to the heart of Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto. Discover hidden corners of the city and little-known palaces and bridges, and listen to an overview of Jewish culture and traditions in Italy. The tour conveniently ends in the neighborhood, so you can opt to visit the museum and synagogue on your own.
Head to the picturesque region of Lake Garda for a full-day wine tour. Stroll through the lakeside villages of Bardolino or Lazise and sample wines from this area including sparkling rose Chiaretto and Pinot Grigio. After a delicious Italian lunch at a local restaurant, head to a classic winery in Valpolicella to sample some of the DOCG and DOC wines including Amarone and Ripasso.
Venture out from the city of Verona and embark on a half-day small-group wine tour to discover the wines of northern Italy. Visit a winery in Soave to learn about the ancient history of winemaking in this area and sample local wines such as Soave sparkling and Superiore DOCG. Then head to a vineyard in Valpolicella and try the entire range of wines from this region including Amarone and Ripasso.