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From Venice: Fish Shopping in Rialto and Home Cooking

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4 hours

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From 11:30

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Group 1+

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English, Spanish, German, Italian

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From Venice: Fish Shopping in Rialto and Home Cooking

What you'll do

Enhance your understanding of authentic Italian cuisine with a decadent combination of a Rialto market tour and a Murano cooking experience. First, accompany your knowledgeable guide through the bustling Rialto market to handpick fresh seafood. Then, embark on a picturesque canal ride to reach the home of your esteemed chef in Murano. Here, indulge in exquisite cooking tips, refreshing prosecco, and a delectable multicourse lunch that you've created alongside your skilled host.

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This presents a divine opportunity to observe and acquire the secrets of authentic Italian cooking from a seasoned Italian cook. Immerse yourself in a trip to the local market for fresh fish, captivating your senses with bustling sights and smells. Then, ferry on a serene gondola to Murano and bask in the magical home of your local cook. After a hands-on culinary experience, feast on your own creation along with a local wine and coffee, destined to cherish this extraordinary experience eternally.

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    Experience the true essence of Venice! Savour the taste of fresh, seasonal, and locally caught fish - the epitome of gastronomic delight. Enhance your culinary skills by preparing it at home with tips from a trusted local expert!
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    Venice's marketplace is Rialto, a vibrant display of authentic Venetian life. Its fish market is a symphony of sounds and colours; stalls brim with delicately arranged fish nestled on deep layers of crushed ice, while seagulls soar and call out over the bustle of fishmongers. Purposeful shoppers, generation after generation, gracefully move among the stalls, marking the passage of 800 years of tradition in the two halls of the "Pescheria."
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    After your choice of fish, you will cross the Canal Grande on a Gondola ferry, perhaps in the company of local women on their way home. Follow a delightful 15-minute stroll through hidden "calles" and arrive at Fondamente Nove, where a vaporetto awaits to transport you to Murano - the picturesque setting for our culinary adventure.
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    You will prepare your meal alongside a local Venetian while indulging in the flavour of Prosecco, savouring appetisers and admiring the picturesque canal through the dining room window.
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    With guidance from your host, craft a delectable pasta dish complete with a mouth-watering fish sauce, as a crisp sea bass baked to perfection in the oven. Follow these steps to create a refined and sophisticated meal.
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    The meal's culmination shall be a robust Italian coffee, meticulously brewed from the finest moka machine for peak perfection.
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    Important statements:
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    Please note this description is an example of foods you might taste and will vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size.
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    Upon completion of your tour, you'll be able to purchase wine directly from the source. If you're interested, you can also inquire about the vineyard's shipping options.
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    Please note that the water bus ticket to Murano is not inclusive in the tour package. Fear not, as you will have the opportunity to purchase your tickets on the water bus, in a manner as elegant as the waterways you shall drift through.

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What's not included

Although not compulsory, our team of tour guides would deeply appreciate gratuities and tips as a display of gratitude for the exceptional service they provide.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel is not included as we meet at a fixed location which is close to the well in the middle of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. (near Rialto bridge) at 11:00 am.

Sadly, we have to notify you that our tour is not suitable or accessible to wheelchair users, pregnant travellers, or strollers due to the challenging terrain at the venues we visit.

Regrettably, we must inform you that our tour is not recommended for individuals with heart conditions or bad back as the venues we visit present challenging terrains. We do not wish to risk the safety and well-being of our guests and suggest alternate activities for those who unfortunately cannot join us.

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Meeting Points

Meeting point close to the well in the middle of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. (near Rialto bridge)  at 11:00 am.

Kindly ensure you are punctual and reach the meeting point/pick up point 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time.

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Cancellation Policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity starts.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity starts.

  • No matter what the weather, our tour runs rain or shine

  • The experience includes food and drinks as outlined in the itinerary

  • Additional orders placed during the experience must be paid for by the individual who orders them. If unsure, the tour guide will be happy to assist

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved during your tour

  • If you're under the age of 18, unfortunately, you cannot consume alcohol. However, there are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic options available 

  • Your tour can be conducted in any of the following languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish

  • The tour lasts approximately 4 hours starting at 11:00 am

  • We take pride in offering a collection of mouth-watering delicacies catering to diverse palates. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies please let us know while booking

  • Your tour will be led by an expert guide, who is local and has a passion for sharing extensive knowledge about food and wine, history, and culture

  • This tour accommodates smaller groups. If you require a booking for a larger group, please don't hesitate to Reach out to us, on our live chat, or [email protected] and we'll help create the perfect experience for you


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Cancellation policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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