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Meet your guide at the fountain in the middle of the Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, just steps from the Rialto Bridge. Your tour kicks off in the morning and will be held over lunchtime; be sure to come hungry, as you’ll be doing lots of tasting.

Your first stop is the bustling Rialto Market, where locals come to buy fresh produce, fish, and other daily essentials. Learn more from the stallholders, and discuss Venice’s rich food heritage with your guide. Afterwards, you’ll stroll past more butchers, spice shops, and other traditional vendors.

Then, hop aboard a gondola and cross the Grand Canal to Cannaregio, one of Venice’s most lively districts, and off the typical tourist trail. Stop at a local bar for cicchetti—Venice’s answer to Spanish tapas—and a glass of wine, prosecco, or spritz. Afterwards, you’ll visit a second bar to sample fritti, or traditional fried snacks that are popular in Venice.

Your final stop is at a neighborhood trattoria, where you’ll enjoy a classic plate of pasta, washed down with another glass of wine. After lunch, the tour concludes near the Rialto Bridge.

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Mercati di Rialto
Walks of Italy

Venice is a city with a rich culinary culture, but for visitors, it can be hard to avoid the tourist traps. On this tour, you’ll follow your guide to the eateries locals love. Begin at the Rialto Market, where you’ll chat with vendors and learn about Venice’s food heritage. Then, take a gondola across the Grand Canal to the Cannaregio district, where snacks, a pasta meal, and beverages await.

  • Skip the tourist traps and visit eateries that local Venetians frequent
  • Learn all about the city’s rich food heritage from your guide
  • Enjoy cicchetti, a pasta meal, several glasses of wine, and more
  • Hop on a gondola ride across the Grand Canal
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Learn what you eat!!!!

We have used “Walks” for visits in Rome, Florence, Sienna, and Venice. Each and every one was a good value, outstanding, informative, and fun. In Venice we took the Food Tour which included the history of the Venetian market in the Rialto, small tastings at...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 20 June 2018
A Wonderful Guide opened the City to Us

The Walks of Italy Food Tour not only placed us in the Rialto markets, and at local bars sampling the cichetti and spritzes, but served as the jumping off point for a wonderful conversation about the history of Venice with the superior guide, Francesca. She...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile
Food Tour

This tour was a great introduction to the Venice food scene and tour through the narrow the streets. We returned after the tour and purchased fresh fish, vegetables, cheese, and fresh herbs from the local markets and stores. Excellent way to immerse ourselves into the...More

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Awesome Food tour

Simple put this is a MUST tour for any Venice visitor. I am not a fan of food tours, but my wife convinced me to join her and I am glad I did. We met our wonderful guide "FRANCESCA"( be aware the tour start on-time)...More

Thank Cruisinbob
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Best food tour!

We loved Roberta!!! Animated, engaging and knew just what we would be interested to know about eating and social life for Venetians. We didn't mind the rain because she kept us engaged and was very sensitive to finding ways for us to stay dry! The...More

Thank Kevin S
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