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Discovering Venice Through Its Markets

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Venice, Veneto, Italy

  • Activities

    Food Tour, Lifestyle, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $90 USD per person
  • Duration

    1,5 hour

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    on demand

  • Starting Location

    pick up at the hotel or other agreed meeting point

  • Price Includes

    • Private Guide • Cicheto and one glass Venetian wine

  • Notes

    All our tours are private and customizable in all their parts (date/Time/starting locations/Ending locations/number of participants)

Highlights

  • Discovering Venetian Markets
  • Tasting food and wine
  • Enjoy a private walking tour
  • See and learn about the Venice lifestyle
  • You will “taste&feel”all the colours and sounds of the market as you discover some of the recipes, food, and traditions of the city.

Guide

Trip Info

A walking tour based on the Rialto area and its fabulous historical market, from the eleventh century. During the centuries trading of all kinds took place, and this would be where Venetians and merchants could buy and sell exotic imported goods just unloaded from ships.

In the sixteenth century, after a destructive fire, a complex of squares and porticoes were constructed to the west of the Rialto Bridge, with areas dedicated to different products. These are still recorded in the names of the local lanes and squares: Erberia (fruit and vegetable market), Naranzerian (oranges), Speziali (spices) and Pescaria (fish). Fish, fruit and vegetables are still sold here, from a colourful array of stalls. You can purchase provisions or just admire the spectacle.

The fish market is housed in a covered hall, the Pescheria, with decorative fishy features.

You will “taste&feel”all the colours and sounds of the market as you discover some of the recipes, food, and traditions of the city.

In Rialto market you will find lots of the traditional Venetian “bacari”, typical Venetian bars, simply furnished with wooden tables and benches. Here you’ll taste traditional local meat or fish dishes and a glass of Venetian wine.

 

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