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Campi, Corti & Cicchetti: Food Hopping Tour in Venice with Free Gondola Ride

  • When does it run?

    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

  • Start time

    10:30am

  • Duration

    4 hours

Inclusions
  • 10+ delicious tastings at 9 different locations (Ten steps to transcendence!)
  • A menu of warm and cold local street food specialties (Some fire and ice for the soul!)
  • Italian wine and typical drinks (Italian indulgences, anyone?)
  • 4-hour walking food discovery tour (A delicious journey!)
  • Small group - max 12 guests (An intimate affair!)
  • Dedicated local Food Hopping guide (The insider’s insight to all things good!)
  • Canal crossing by gondola included (Cruise like a Venetian!)
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Key Highlights

  • Experience the divine Venetian cuisine while strolling through nostalgic alleyways and courtyards
  • Enjoy a quintessential gondola ride on the Grand Canal
  • Taste delectable ‘formaggi’ at Aldo and Piero’s deli - one of the last traditional salumerie
  • Head to the heart of local life and taste a multi-layered ‘tramezzino’
  • Visit a quaint restaurant from 1890 to savour a royal meal that had been served to the Doges for centuries
  • Sample a traditional ‘shadow’ with Venetian cicchetti (nibbles)
  • Stimulate your senses with Venetian wines and dunk biscuits in ‘not-so-holy’ wines, too
  • Drink espresso at the same place as Richard Wagner and indulge in a renowned ‘pick-me-up’ dessert

Overview


La Serenissima (Her Serene Highness), as Venice is called, is not just about pretty houses and romantic gondola rides. Venetian cuisine is equally divine and this Food Hopping Tour in Venice will take you on  a stroll across campi (squares) and corti (courtyards) to savour typical cicchetti (nibbles) as well as other delicacies at exceptional places.

Crossing a maze of alleyways and canals, travelling like a true local, the tour begins with a sparkling drink in a romantic courtyard and heads to a quaint ‘bàcari’ - a local bar - where padrone Andrea proudly presents his very own cicchetti speciality. We will then embark on a lovely gondola ride across the iconic Canale Grande (the Grand Canal) to visit Aldo and Piero’s charming deli. One of the last of traditional salumerie in the city, this family-run retail outlet will regale you with its delicious Veneto ‘formaggi’ for a cheese tasting. Another stop will take you to the heart of local life where you can take a hearty bite into a multi-layered tramezzino, dainty little Italian sandwiches. A little later on the same track, the impressive architecture of a historic 500-year-old palazzo will instantly remind you of the snack you just enjoyed as you witness how the colonnades rise up over three storeys like sandwich layers around the roofed inner courtyard and conceal an unexpectedly modern establishment behind historical walls. 

Next up is another dose of history as you head to a quaint restaurant, dating back to 1890, where the Venezia Football Club was founded. You will be regaled with a royal treatment as you are served the same exclusive meal that had been served to the Doge of Venice every single year on the same day, for centuries. These experiences are only a few of the transcendental ones you can relish on this tour, but that’s not all! From sampling a traditional ‘shadow’ served with Venetian cicchetti to stimulating your senses with local venetian wines, dunking biscuits in ‘not-so-holy’ wine, indulging in a dessert called ‘pick me up’, drinking espresso at the same place as Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt once did, and so much more - this is the real Venice that you just cannot miss out on!

About the Supplier: Food is one of the biggest contributors to travel experiences. We are all foodies by nature and Food Hopping Europe understands that, leading to culinary experiences that touches upon all the nitty gritties and legacy of a destination’s cuisine. Making it an unforgettable affair are their food tours that almost resemble a multi-course menu of iconic dishes, quintessential flavours and a city’s best-kept secrets. With Food Hopping Europe, you will literally explore a new location through a carnival of flavours and a celebration of its cuisine!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    10:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Piazza De San Marco, Venice, before the Fountain at the left side of the Basilica Di San Marco, opposite of Venini Glasarte Shop (Piazzetta Dei Leoncini).

    We’ll share the exact meeting point along with your booking voucher.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 10+ delicious tastings at 9 different locations (Ten steps to transcendence!)
  • A menu of warm and cold local street food specialties (Some fire and ice for the soul!)
  • Italian wine and typical drinks (Italian indulgences, anyone?)
  • 4-hour walking food discovery tour (A delicious journey!)
  • Small group - max 12 guests (An intimate affair!)
  • Dedicated local Food Hopping guide (The insider’s insight to all things good!)
  • Canal crossing by gondola included (Cruise like a Venetian!)
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off (We bet you’ll be out and about!)

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but you will need to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we promise we are working on changing this). Unfortunately, at this time, we will not be able to give anyone a refund without a printed copy of his/her voucher.

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

We need a minimum of 2 people to run the tour, so each booking needs to be for at least 2 people.

If there are any dietary restrictions or food allergies you are concerned about, you can let us know in the Special Requests section while booking the tour.

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