Rialto Market Tour

Savor the sights and flavors of Venice's historic market
From US$325 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
Rialto Market
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  • Join an engaging food expert as they share the real tastes and passion of Venice cuisine, history and culture.
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Tour Description
Embark on a culinary journey with our leading expert and dive into the rich history of Venetian cuisine that has shaped the essence of this city through the ages. As you stroll through the market, your senses will be awakened by the tantalizing aromas and sights of seasonal produce and the catch of the day.

During this 2-hour tour, our expert will share fascinating insights into Venetian culinary treasures, such as the delicate artichokes from the nearby island of S. Erasmo and the delicate Schie, tiny shrimps harvested from the lagoon. Gain a deeper understanding of how these local ingredients shape Venetian gastronomy, and feel confident to explore the city's markets and embark on culinary adventures in its restaurants and wine bars.

In the second half of the journey, you will pause at a charming local eatery to indulge in cicchetti, a Venetian snack, accompanied by an ombra - a ritual small glass of wine. Indulge in the flavors of Venetian seafood delicacies and learn about the cultural and economic importance of these traditions. This immersive experience will not only connect you to Venice's past and present but will also leave you with a new appreciation for the unique blend of colors that define Venetian cuisine. 
Unlock the secrets of the Rialto Market and taste the essence of Venice.
  • You like to discover history and culture through food - this isn’t your average tasting tour
  • You're a food lover eager to indulge in a culinary adventure
  • Indulge your passion for food and embark on a culinary journey through tantalizing local delights
  • Rialto Market – vibrant outdoor market
General Information
  • You are pre-paid for this tour and several tastings. During this tour, we will sample a good variety of foods. Though not obligated, you are certainly welcome to make purchases during the walk.
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Wheelchair accessibility
  • This tour is accessible to clients with mobility issues. This tour is not walking extensive and the area around the market is wheelchair accessible, the guide would need to be notified so they can choose an accessible eatery for the second portion of the tour.
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What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Please specify any food allergies or intolerances in the "additional details" section of the order. The tastings can be adjusted according to your preferences.

Will I find "acqua alta" (high water level) in Venice during the tour?
If you are traveling between November and March, there is a chance you will experience Venice's famous "acqua alta". You might prepare yourself by bringing along rubber boots or purchasing some upon arrival to Venice

How do I get to the Market?
The Rialto Market is within walking distance to many Venetian hotels or it is also accessible at the "Rialto Mercato" Vaporetto stop.
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Great Guide
We had a wonderful walk through the Rialto Market area including the history of significant buildings. We had marvelous tastes cicchettis, wine and local produce. Leo has excellent communication skills and welcomed or questions.
Outstanding tour of the Rialto Market. We enjoyed spending time with Mario and appreciate him educating us in the food culture of Venice. We also enjoyed him showing us the great local cafe for a cappuccino and the local pub for a Prosecco. Very fun!