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Guided Venice Street Food and Rialto Market Tour

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Join a local food expert and explore the Rialto Market in Venice, learning about Venetian culture and trying traditional cicchetti (tapas) and drinks in authentic taverns.

Highlights

  • Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure on both sides of the Grand Canal with the guided Venice street food and Rialto Market tour.

  • Explore Rialto Market’s vibrant atmosphere as you experience flavors of a diverse selection of fresh cicchetti (tapas) at preferred local taverns (avoiding tourist traps).

  • Discover Venetian life through an Italian’s eyes and hear stories and facts not available in guidebooks.

  • Fun Fact: Since 1097 in Venice, the Rialto Market has been the hub of commerce and finance. The Ponte della Moneta bridge was built to provide access to the market.

Inclusions

  • Street food samples (5 traditional Venetian tapas, mainly with fish, plus regional cheese and cold cuts) and seasonal dessert

  • Licensed local guide

  • Two regional drinks

Exclusions

  • Bottled water

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Explore the Rialto Market

Proceed to Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, passing along the Rialto Bridge, the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Walk through the bustling market, where you will explore the food benches, learn about seasonal products and discover local recipes. The guide will share interesting facts related to the market and the daily lives of the locals. Get an in-depth perspective as you see the city through a Venetian's eyes.

Enjoy Cicchetti and Local Drinks

After the market exploration, head to a hidden and stunning wine bar that has been around for centuries. Enjoy a welcome toast and some traditional tapas. The second stop will be to try the Venetian Baccalà, the most beloved fish by locals. Next, delight your palate with regional cured meats and cheeses, accompanied by another glass of wine. Taste cicchetti (sliced bread or polenta) topped with various ingredients, mainly strong-flavored fish but also vegetables, cheese, and cured meat. You will have two drinks: one glass of regional wine and one spritz. Several samples will be sufficient to replace a full meal. Most of the food is pleasant for all palates, including cheese, cold cuts, and fish. However, whenever possible, challenge yourself by trying some intimidating samples, such as lagoon crabs or veal offal.

Hear Stories about Venice and Enjoy a Sweet Ending

All along, your guide will share stories and facts to help you understand Venice and the lives of Venetians. You can also get reliable advice on what to do in Venice and the surrounding areas. To end your tour, stop at a pastry shop for a tiramisu or Buranelli cookie as a sweet farewell.

Important Information

  • Several traditional Venetian tapas contain strong-flavoured fish.

  • This tour is not suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and people allergic to gluten and dairy products.

  • This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited standing or walking capacity.

Timings

  • Tue to Sat: 11 am
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the entrance of Giacomo church, right under the big clock.

  • Address: Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy.

  • Your guide will be carrying a red bag with "Streaty" logo printed on it.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Ferry

  • The closest Ferry Terminal is Rialto. It is a quick 3-min walk to the meeting point.

  • Board Ferry 1, 2, 2/ & N to get you there.

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