Spend 14 days eating and drinking your way through Italy's top culinary destinations. In Venice, sample the local cicchetti, then head to Bologna to see 11th-century architecture and try the Parmeggiano. Make your way to Florence to see Michelangelo's "David" before pairing a bottle of Tuscan Chianti with a farm-to-table charcuterie board. Enjoy time on the Amalfi Coast, make the perfect Neopolitan pizza, and taste all the gelato in Rome.
Market & Cicchetti Food Tour in Venice, Venice
Tour guide was knowledgeable, the food was amazing, and it was just us and another couple which was fun.
As a coastal city, seafood is a huge part of Venetian cuisine. This ancient fish market supplies the region with fresh seafood from the lagoon and other parts of Europe. As you stroll through the stalls and listen to your guide share interesting stories, you’ll pass different types of seafood, like fish, prawns, octopus, crab, mussels, squid, and more.
After exploring the market, it’s time to enjoy the famous Cicchetti culture of Venice! Cicchetti is an assortment of traditional Venetian appetizers served in bàcari bars. Much like Spanish tapas, they’re typically small side dishes or slices of bread topped with veggies, fish, or meat. A drink, most likely Prosecco, almost always accompanies them. Venetians eat Cicchetti from mid-morning to the evening hours. In addition, you will see various finger foods on display at many bars, where locals usually stand while chatting over a glass of wine.
As you meander through the charming city center with your local guide, you’ll stop at two authentic Cicchetti bars. Each one has its special charm, so you can truly embrace the variety of bàcari bars. After your tasting, you’ll make your way to lunch in a gondolino! A gondolino is a small gondola and the most fitting way to travel to your final stop in Venice. Enjoy a wonderful sit-down lunch filled with traditional Venetian foods, such as seafood paired with polenta, squid ink pasta, creamed codfish, fresh catch of the day, or fish risotto.
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Itineraries with Market & Cicchetti Food Tour in Venice
From the sunny Amalfi Coast to Rome's buzzing nightlife, this incredible 20-day highlights trip through Italy is perfect for travelers who want to see it all. Start in Venice to see the famed Grand Canal, then head to Florence for Tuscan wines and da Vinci's art. Round out your trip with a stay in the small coastal town of Amalfi before ending in Rome, where ancient history, eclectic neighborhoods, and a vibrant food scene await.