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Mastering cicchetti is important for any extended stay in Venice. This tour took out some of the mystery so it was very worthwhile.
Our tour guide, Elisabetta, struck a good balance providing good information and commentary. Other useful learnings - how to take the traghetto.
We loved this tour, we have been to Venice probably close to 10 times and this was by far the best experience yet! You get a more local look at Venice, touring bars that have been around forever! The food is mostly seafood, but the tour guide is happy to make dietary and preference changes for you! We had Simona and she was so sweet and friendly and knowledgable about Venice! Would highly recommend! Worth every penny!
The Best Way to Experience Food and Wine in Venice the way the locals do. The Tour Guide was extremely informative. She provided history on the island, landmarks, people and food. She gave tips on how to best do Venice. She's Venetian but spoke excellent English, making our experience super easy. If you're a foodie and you enjoy tasting new beverages this tour is a must do!
This tour was absolutely amazing. Our guide, Simona, was the BEST! She had tons of information about the neighborhoods, the food, each of the places we stopped, Italian wine. I consider this tour a MUST for anyone traveling to Venice. We would absolutely do this tour again if we are ever back in Venice.
I would do this again. Will be visiting Venice next year and I will be booking this trip. Total highlight of our week. The guide was nothing short of amazing and ensured we had a fabulous time. We loved her! Met the most amazing people during this tour and we really bonded. The memories from this tour will stay with us forever. Food and wine awesome. My husband hates wine and I thought I would get his but no he loved them all. Obviously Venice has the best wine! Let them know in advance if you have any food intolerances or allergies and they will cater for you. Advise at time of booking and tell guide at the beginning of the tour. Superb value for money. Don't hesitate in booking this tour.
This was unexpectably a fantastic tour! We enjoyed every minute and wished it wouldn't end. The cicchetti were different and delicious and Elizebetta was an outstanding guide. We loved this tour so much we are doing it again next Summer when we return to Venice!
This was our second time a year later taking the exact same tour. The tour visited five cicchetti bars in the Rialto area following a walk through Canareggio, a more residential and less crowded neighborhood. Our guide was personable and helpful to all. The cicchetti are what locals snack on mid-day and delicious. Our guide asked about dietary restrictions and was largely able to accommodate preferences, such as those who don't like seafood. Overall the variety was great and my husband and I found everything delicious. The wines were different at each stop and we found a couple we really liked! The day we toured there was a strike of most public transportation so the vaporetti weren't running. That made getting to the meeting point take longer on foot but didn't impact the tour itself or the Grand Canale crossing that is part of the tour.
We loved every minute - Our guide was wonderful and we went to places we would not have found on our own.
loved the tour quide, the food, the wine and the people....best part of the trip!
Best tour we did on our entire European trip! Simonea was an AMAZING Guide!! The other couple on our tour cancelled and the last minute so it was just me and my Boyfriend. We went to so many local gems! I booked it for the beginning of our stay in Venice and so glad I did. We went back to some of the places for the great food and drink during the rest of our stay. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
It was lovely to see another side of Venice and get the local perspective and history from our guide Simona, who obviously loves her beautiful city. Food and wine were great with warm and friendly local bars full of character. Our nice small group of nine ended up being friends and posing for a group photo. This was a highlight of our two weeks touring Italy and shouldn't be missed.
A great experience to try local wines and foods. Guide was efficient, friendly and kept us on schedule. Highly recommend....just be careful about how much wine you drink before going into glass-blowing establishments :
Great experience and guide! A good start the the holiday and an excellent way to feel more comfortable wondering around like a local.
Elisabetta was a great guide. Great way to see where the locals hang out. Loved it!!
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WE MET GIAVONNA AT THE MEETING POINT, AND OFF WE WENT INTO PARTS OF VENICE WE NEVER KNEW EXISTED. SHE WAS DELIGHTFUL, FUN AND WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE. A REAL HIGHLIGHT FOR OUR TRIP TO ITALY.
This tour was fantastic! Simona was a warm, friendly, knowledgeable guide who walked us through some less traveled Venice streets and gave us the time and incentive to blend as a group before we started drinking and tasting. We visited 4 wine bars and had a different aperitif and appetizer at each. She taught us how to do the chichetti scene on our own and gave us the business cards of the places we visited so we could return on our own. Afterward she helped us find the transport we needed back to our hotels. If you want to find out how the locals eat and drink on a budget, you want a primer on local drinking customs, or you are a traveler who wants to spend the evening with friendly travelers, this is the tour for you.
Amazing tour! Lots of great food and wine! A wonderful way to experience the food culture of Venice!
We had so much fun with this tour. Would defiantly do it again!!
The tour guide was great and the food and wine were very good. I also liked that we got to try five different food and wine parings.
This was a fun activity to see lesser known/touristy areas of Venice all while sampling delicious local food and wine. A great way to get a taste of the local culture.
Very interesting tour with information and advice on the area along with wine and food.
Friendly informative guide.
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