Wine & Food tasting in Venice with a Sommelier

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Ciao , my name is CHIARA and I am a LICENCED Tour Leader and WSET SOMMELIER. I will introduce you to Venice and the hidden places which are off the beaten path  . When In Venice  do as the Venetians do…   enjoy local wines and cicheti (local venetian apetizer) in the Bacari (local wine bars )! We will visit 2 bacaro bars, tasting typical venetian appetizers and different wines among which Prosecco and Amarone.. talking about wine and food!. During the tour  I will tell you all the informations you need about this beautiful city! The tour will last two hours and half during which I will show you some of the fantastic hidden corners of the town .
-Meeting point on the top of Rialto's bridge at 6 pm 

What's Included

2prosecco wine,2Valpolicella red wine or Ripasso della Valpolicella

8 cicheti with fish or meat according to your taste

What's Not Included

Food not mentioned


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Ponte di Rialto
Meeting point is on the top of Rialto's bridge one of the highlifgts in Venice -

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

San Polo
We will stop in 4 bacari the local venetian bars where the locals go.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercati di Rialto
We will stay around Rialto area which is where the locals go for the aperitivo! This is such a lively place where local bars prepares typical venetian cicheti , the local apetizers, with fresh ingredients ..vegetables, meat and fish

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


heavenly wine tasting experience
Voyage182782, 19-03-2020
My wife and I had a tremendous visit to the Valpolicella region of Italy with our guide Chiara where we visited beautiful wineries and tasted incredible wines. Chiara handled everything and our visits were as smooth as can be. All arrangements and interactions with the estates came off perfectly. I would highly recommend this organization and Chiara in particular. Would like to do it all over again!
Excellent experience in Venice with Chiara as our tour guide
JefferyWall, 22-03-2018
My wife and I along with my mother and a number of friends spent 4 days in Venice late last year. We learned so much about the rich history of Venice and the outlying islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello from Chiara. She is a stellar tour guide. Without question the best I've ever had experience with. The details and handling were so thorough and intimate. Our vacation was the best ever and I'm certain that is thanks in large part to how well Chiara planned and executed every meal and every tour that we took over those days. She is an encyclopedia of knowledge covering centuries of history and literally hundreds of locations. I just don't know how we could have had such a wonderful time without her. Suffice to say she has my highest recommendation if you are looking for a guide in the region.
Venice-A Delightful Stop Yet the Secret Door is Steps away with Chiara
songbob, 17-04-2017
Way beyond great recommendations for the best places to eat or sleep, Chiara had a sense of knowing that my wife and I (having visited Venice several times), were looking for something off the beaten path; away from those shuffling tourists led by flag waving leaders. After spending a few hours in the hidden parts of Venice and especially the Jewish Ghetto, where Jews were compelled to live, Chiara opened the secret door to the Veneto region including the Euganean hills with highlights like wine tasting and oil and prosciutto farm. And speaking of secrets my wife purchased 7 pairs of designer shoes at a factory outlet paying only a fraction of the price-- thanks (I think) Chiara. A wonderful hostess--now a wonderful friend.
A Truly Amazing Italian Experience!
joerocker, 17-07-2016
Our family, including our 13 and 15 year old daughters traveled to Venice five days ahead of our Royal Caribbean Mediterranean cruise this past June. This was our first experience in traveling to Europe, we had little personal experience to draw from.

My wife, after researching various travel agencies and directly contacting references, decided to use Chiara of My Venice Travel Guide. We couldn't have been happier with our choice! She customized an itinerary that was truly amazing and even kept our 13 year old engaged.

Upon arrival, Chiara met us at the airport and started our tour. We toured the Valpolicella wine country and visited the Zyme winery. We thoroughly explored Venice and the islands of Murano and Burano. Padova, the Vinalta Winery in the Euganean Hills, and the Village of Arqua' Petrarca were next. We could never have seen and done as much as we were able to do with Chiara. The third day we ventured even farther out and visited Bassano del Grappa, Marostica, a cherry harvest, the Poli grappa distillery, Cittadella and the Brenta Riviera! Every night, Chiara would drop us back in Venice with suggestions for dinner. Chiara drove us to the cruise terminal and picked us up after our cruise for one more day in Italy! We spent the morning in Verona, then headed up to Lake Garda and the villages of Lazise and Peschiera.

We felt this tour was extremely personalized and very well thought out. Chiara was extremely professional and easy going. She was very flexible (great when traveling with 2 teens!). We would recommend her highly if you are traveling in this region. We would definitely use Chiara again on our next trip back to Italy.
Mark D, 03-06-2016
The owner of My Venice Travel, Chiara Ulian, is the "Un-Guide". She can take you in Venice, Padua, Verona and about a dozen other wonderful towns to see the normal sights...churches, museums, shopping, etc. But that is not her specialty. What she excels at is taking you to the hidden places that most tourists never see.

We booked her for a day for a tour of Venice and Padova. We expected to see some interesting things, but we were amazed by the things she showed us in both towns, from the hidden bookshop in Venice to the wonderful food market in Paduva. We arrived home exhausted but thrilled by the day.

We enjoyed her tour so much that we booked another day, this time in Verona. By now we were staying in Bologna, so we drove up and met her at the train station. From there we drove to the city center in Verona and she showed us the most amazing stuff. Not just the tourist stuff but the backround of why the ancient places were important. She also has a wonderful sense of humor and can tell you great stories about the royalty from B.C to current! Then it was off to the Valpolicecella region for lunch and a wine tasting. We had an amazing lunch at Enoteca Valpolicella. I would never have found this place, one of the best meals we've had in our two months in Italy. Then off to the wine tasting. Somehow, Chiara always knows the someone, who knows someone, and she can always make something amazing happen. She is fluent in english and has a terrific sense of adventure. And she knows hundreds of unique places to enjoy in Italy!

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