Wine (Ombra)

The residents of Venice have been drinking wine for centuries, including Pinot Grigio and Prosecco.

Nearby Attractions

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Campo Santa Maria Formosa
A lovely neighbourhood square surrounded by narrow alleyways and Gothic buildings, barely changed since the time of Canaletto.
Marco Polo's House
Believed to have been the residence of the world famous explorer and his family, the ancient Corte del Milion is a must see for adventure lovers.
Rialto Bridge
Venice’s busiest and most iconic bridge, the Rialto gives visitors a wonderful view of the Grand Canal.
Rialto Market
A historic market where Venetians buy fresh frutti di mare from friendly fishmongers.
Tapas (Cicheti)
In many ways distinct from other Italian regions' food, expect polenta, seafood and sweets.
The Venetian take on ice cream - not to be missed!

Related Tours

Eating in Venice: Cicheti and Wine
Enjoy a gastronomical experience of Venetian cicheterie on this foodie tour!

  • Discover local culinary tradition at Venetian taverns 
  • Visit 3 different taverns, away from classic tourist routes
  • Sample 6 cicheti (tapas) and 3 glasses of wine (ombra) 
Venetian food is unlike food anywhere else in Italy – with its long history of trading, the food here makes extensive use of exotic spices, while its watery location means fish is on the menu more often than not. Venice can make a fantastic break from the usual pizza-and-pasta gastronomy of Italy, but with so many touristy restaurants on the island, it can be hard to make the most of Venetian cuisine and wine on your own.

On this private-guide led exploration of Venice’s most bustling markets, cafés, and its famous cicheti bars, you will delve into an authentic side of Venetian culture, learning what to order, how to find great places and enjoying lots of tastings along the way – so make sure you have a hearty appetite before you join us!

By the way: be sure to go on this tour on an empty stomach!


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