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Cecilia is a qualified FISAR Sommelier and a licensed tour leader. She is a native of Venice whose great-grandparents owned one of the most prestigious bars in St Mark’s Square. She is a food enthusiast and passionate about wine. Cecilia studied organic wine in France, receiving a Master's degree in 2012, and worked in the most famous enoteca of Venice for almost three years. She shares her knowledge about food, wine and Venetian culture to help visitors enjoy the city from a different perspective, through a connection of flavors, aromas and stories. Fluent in the Venetian dialect, Cecilia will introduce you to the local farmer at the Rialto Market and show you how to choose fresh fish from her favorite fishmonger. She is proud to be part of the Context team, promoting responsible tourism in one the most beautiful -and definitely the most delicate- cities in the world.
Led by a food expert and certified sommelier, Cecilia Sitran, this lecture will combine history, genuine traditions, and suggestions on how to experience the authentic Venetian food culture. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased interest in trying a must-have food and wine experience, shoulder to shoulder with locals.
"I was just in Venice last summer and hope to go back in the near future, and Cecilia's talk was so informative and interesting—particularly because seeking out and eating good cichetti at great bàcari help provide a much more intimate experience of Venice's neighborhoods beyond San Marco. Mouthwatering!"
– Trina E., viewing from Belmont, NY
"Cecilia was delightful and gave a clear view of some of the best examples of Venetian bacari and cicchetti. I was never a great fan in all my travels to Venice but she peeked my interest and I will definitely visit some of her suggestions."
– C.G., viewing from New York, NY
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