Ciccheti and Wine: Private Food Tour in Venice

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Explore beautiful Venice while enjoying the classic Venetian plates of Cicchetti and wine on a private food tour with your expert tour guide.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Enjoy a gastronomical experience of Venetian Cicchetti and wine ‘Ombra’ on this foodie tour of Venice. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of your English-speaking private tour guide.
  • Explore the beautiful neighbourhoods of Venice on this delicious food-tasting tour.
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Venetian food markets, and admire some of the beautiful bridges and churches as you wander the city. 
  • See Banksy’s mural and the Squero di S.Trovaso gondola yard.
  • Soak up the relaxed atmosphere of Venice’s foodie scene and learn all about Cicchetti – Venetian tapas-style dishes.
  • Visit 3 different taverns, famous amongst the locals for their delicious Cicchetti and away from classic tourist routes.
  • Indulge in several Cicchetti (plates of Venetian tapas) and glasses of wine (Ombra). 
  • Customise your itinerary according to your interests and hotel location.

Enjoy wandering around beautiful Venice with your expert, English-speaking private guide on this gastronomic foodie tour of some of the best Cicchetti bars in this unique city on the water.

Cicchetti is a whole culture in Venice, and can be found on almost every street! Cicchetti refers to plates of tasty small eats like Spanish tapas that can be enjoyed as appetizers or even a meal. Cicchetti is eaten in a casual manner – with fingers and toothpicks, usually standing up by the counter or at tall outdoor tables, and often enjoyed with a small glass of wine that the locals call an ‘Ombra’ meaning shadow. 

On your private tour, you’ll explore different areas of Venice (your guide can tailor your route according to your preferences and location) and discover several different taverns popular with the locals, but off the tourist trail, that serve delicious classics Cicchetti and ombra. You’ll stop in three different places, sample different dishes and be able to soak up the authentic Venetian atmosphere! 

Venetian food is unlike food anywhere else in Italy – with its long history of trading, the food here makes extensive use of exotic spices, while its watery location means fish is on the menu more often than not. Venice can make a fantastic break from the usual pizza-and-pasta gastronomy of Italy, but with so many touristy restaurants on the island, it can be hard to make the most of Venetian cuisine and wine on your own.

On this private-guide-led exploration of Venice’s most bustling markets, cafés, and its famous Cicchetti bars, you will delve into an authentic side of Venetian culture, learning what to order, how to find great places and enjoying lots of tastings along the way – so make sure you have a hearty appetite before you join us!


Tour duration
2 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets included
- English Speaking Guide
- 2 Cicchetti, a glass of wine & tapas, and an ombra

Other inclusions
- Additional food and drink.
- Gratuities (optional).

Suitable for
Culture Vulture, Family, Foodies, Friends

Attractions along this route:

Venetian Cicchetterie
Local food taverns full of delicious food and crisp wine.

Cannaregio District
Explore Cannaregio, one of the six districts of Venice where you will see the true local life of Venetians and eat authentic cuisine with Travel Curious.

Rialto
Discover the heart of Venice: Rialto, its central area and financial district with the popular and beautiful Rialto Bridge.

Campo San Tomà
A small square in Venice, situated in San Polo.

Banksy's mural
The British street artist Banksy, left his mark on the Venice Biennale with a stencil of a migrant child wearing a lifejacket.

Bridge of Punches
Is one of the most famous bridges in Venice where, throughout the 17th century, rival clans would fight and aim to knock their opponent into the canal below.
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