Food and Wine, Venice*Veneto

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  • 3 hours, € 270 (recommended) or 2 hours, € 180
  • Food and wine consumed to be paid al momento directly to the bacari

The best way to dive right into Venetian culture is to partake of a few local dishes with a glass of wine, like Venetians do each day as they walk through the city. The best bacari (wine bars) are usually under the tourist radar and might be difficult to negotiate on your own. Your guide will take you to a few of his or her local favorites, where one can enjoy a glass of wine with cicchetti (Venetian specialties in small portions, like tapas). With room for just a table or two, the tiny bacari – truly Venetian institutions – are not made for sitting down and having a meal, but for enjoying a glass of wine (or two) along with small plates of the freshest, local ingredients. This is one of the best ways to try the bigger Venetian wines for just a few euro a glass. Enjoy!

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  • 3 hours, € 270 (recommended) or 2 hours, € 180
  • Food and wine consumed to be paid al momento directly to the restaurant

Enjoy a special wine tasting in the location of your choice – a fun local wine bar or one of Venice’s top restaurants where your guide is personal friends with the chefs. Discover the most amazing Italian wines in a tailor-made experience that will bring you to the heart of this staple of Mediterranean food culture. Learn everything about the wines from the surrounding areas (Valdobbiadene, Valpolicella, Vicenza, Carso/Collio, etc), or take a tasty trip around Italy, touching the most famous and interesting wine regions and their unique expressions. Understand better the local grape varieties, the character of natural wines, and the secrets of organic and biodynamic agriculture, while having answered all you have wanted to know about wine. Also available upon request is a selected food specialties pairing, the possibility of combining a guided wine tasting with a focused lunch or a dinner, or special wine and menu suggestions for your...

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  • 3 hours, € 270 (recommended) or 2 hours, € 180
  • Food and wine consumed to be paid al momento directly to the restaurant

It can be fun and intriguing to organize your wine tasting around a theme. Here are a few possibilities to consider:

  • Viaggio in Italia (A trip around Italy)
  • Follow us in a tasty trip around Italy, touching the most famous and interesting wine regions and their unique expressions. From Piedmont to Tuscany, from Veneto to Sicily: this is a unique chance to feel all the richness of a country through the wines and the stories of exceptional winemakers. A journey made of mountains and sea, sun and fog, rocks and flowers, as amazing as Italy!
  • A Few Steps Away (the Veneto) ...
  • Venice is surrounded by some of the best wine areas in Italy: Valdobbiadene, Valpolicella, Vicenza, Padova, Collio, Carso... like a never-ending vineyard, that changes deeply valley after valley, hill after hill. Grape varieties and wine-making...
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  • To be added to any 3 hour tour (cost for 3 hr tour is € 270)
  • Allow 45 minutes, € 25 per person, paid directly to the chocolate atelier

From its origins in Latin America, chocolate came to Venice in the 18th century at roughly the same time that the famous coffee houses were established. This mood-lifting, energizing miracle continues to surprise us as chocolatiers explore new preparations and new combinations to try. Visit one of the top chocolate makers in Venice for a private visit, where you will learn more about the history of chocolate, how it is prepared, and the creative philosophy of the chocolatier. Of course you will have the opportunity to taste the cioccolatiere's most delicious creations. Yum!

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