Venice specialties: coffee and bacari

Food, Wine & Nightlife in San Marco

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Tour description provided by Viator

Explore the city during this walk in order to learn many things about Venice while tasting some specialties and drinking excellent wines. The guide will take you to particular bacari and to a cafe to experience new flavors and to discover the authenticity of Venice.
Towards the end of the fifteenth century, Venice saw the birth of the first coffee store, opening the way to coffee shops as we know them today. This coffee experiment was a great success, seeing that by 1763 there were 218 locations commercializing in coffee. As retold by several local historians, coffee houses became a meeting place for intellectuals and the principle families of Venice. Together with our guide you’ll follow the local history of coffee culture, accompanying you to the places where this beverage played a central role.It’s known that Italy is synonymous with culture; but also with food and wine. Venice in particular has to offer its own authentic gastronomic specialties which are not found anywhere else.This tour will allow you to discover real venetian food, to savor the specialties (cicchetti) while in the other hand a savoury glass of wine; to try an aperitif of your choice, accompanied by an expert guide who will explain the characteristics and differences of the various products.The tour starts at 6pm at Rialto Bridge (on the top middle section). The pick up at the hotel could be available, if centrally located.The tour lasts about 2 hours ad will allow you to visit one cafe and 2 different bacari. The cost of whta you may consume is not included and must be paid cash directly at the shop.This secret tour  lasts around two hours during which you will be accompanied in three different venetian locations appropriately selected by our guide. You will experience the best of authentic Venetian Bacari, frequented and chosen by local people.

What’s included

  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks (the cost of what you may consume is not included. It must be paid cash directly at the shops)