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Tour of Venice Market and Tapas Tastings

Discover Venice through its art as well as its flavors and food traditions, with our Private Tour of Venice Market and Tapas Tasting lead by a fun and friendly private guide!

Tour of Venice Market and Tapas Tastings
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  • Starting time

    On Request

  • Typology

    Kid friendly tour

Tour description

Have you already been to Venice and are looking for a unique private tour of the city? Perhaps you are in love with Italian food and want to see how its specialities vary in the city of Venice. Visiting Venice not only through its art, but also through its food traditions, is guaranteed to be an unique experience. What’s more, being accompanied by a local private guide will allow you to really get to grips with the distinct food culture of Venice. Our tour of Venice market is a fun and relaxing tour, it will feel like visiting the market with a friend as you spend time your amicable private guide!

With your local private guide you will walk along the little calle (picturesque alleys in Venice), visiting the colorful Rialto Market in Venice. During our tour of Venice Market your private guide will show you some great local ingredients and you will even get to taste some specialities. Your private guide will explain to you Venice cooking traditions past and present, as you learn about the central role food has always played in Venetian culture.

Your tour of Venice Market will combine food with art. Leaving the Rialto market in Venice, you will also go to visit the Church of San Giovanni Elemosinario, which houses a beautiful, famous artwork by Titian. Afterwards, you will enter the Church of St. James and see the little statue of the Gobbo of Venice (Hunchback of Venice). It is believed that Shakespeare named the clown “Gobbo” in “The Merchant of Venice,” after this quaint statue.

At the end of our Tour of Venice Market, our private guide can suggest a nice place for you to stop for a tapas tasting in a local wine bar offering Cicchetti (Venetian Tapas) and local wine.

For all those looking to explore a different side of Venice this is the tour for you. You will be sure to have loads of fun tasting the food in the Rialto market in Venice and learn all about the staple foods of the city. You will also get to visit some fantastic works of art a little off the standard tourist track that visitors to Venice usually follow.

Languages: English

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Dress code: Comfortable walking shoes. To enter into churches and places of worship shoulders and knees must be covered.

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Important info

Meeting point:

Meet your guide between the two columns in St. Mark's Square. The guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name. 


  • Rialto Market;
Rialto Market;
  • Church of St. Giovanni Elemosinario;
Church of St. Giovanni Elemosinario;
  • Church of St. James; Church of St. James;

Other info:

DRESS CODE: in order to enter religious sites, such as Churches, every participant must make sure they cover their shoulders and knees.

We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.



  • 3 hours private guide
3 hours private guide
  • tastings in Rialto Market tastings in Rialto Market

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