The best time to experience true Venetian culture is in the evening, when the light is waning and the locals seek out their favourite bars for friends, food, and fun. It is at this hour when the hectic pace of day turns into a relaxed stroll and the canals are at their most picturesque. If you were looking for a chance to experience the local version of “happy hour”, this is your chance! Do as the locals do and join us for this Venetian tradition as we eat and drink our way through the city discovering new wines and cicchetti appetizers and enjoy a stroll throughthe historic Jewish quarter.
As no Italian edible should be without an excellent glass of wine, each sampling will be paired with an ombra, a small glass of one of the regions many renowned varieties (and included together with the food in the tour price). Your guide will share fascinating insights such as how the word ombra, which means “shadow,” comes from a centuries-old tradition when merchants would sell their wine in the shadow of St. Mark’s bell tower in order to keep themselves, and the wine, cool. Friends would gather in the square after a hard day’s work to catch up, drink a glass of wine, and have a laugh. Your guide will take you into the heart of this spirit, which still continues today. Throughout the experience you’ll be as relaxed as you would be if you were out for the evening with a close group of friends; an intimacy also made possible by our small group size of 12 people or fewer.
Meeting Point: At the foot of the east side (away from the train station) of the bridge Ponte delle Guglie, next to the restaurant “Trattoria alla Palazzina.”
Start Time: 6PM
Meeting Time: 5.45PM Please be at meeting point at least 15min before departure time.
Duration: 2.5HRS approx
Start and end times are approximate and subject to change.
Additional Information: Tour not suitable for passengers with mobility problems. Unfortuntately, due to the particular kind of appetizers served in Venice's typical wine bars, they cannot meet special dietary requirements such as Gluten Free and Vegan etc.
Inclusions: Expert, English-speaking tour guide, Small groups of 12 people or fewer, Food: a selection of cicchetti, Beverage: 2 glasses of wine and 1 glass of Prosecco
Exclusions: Other meals & services than those mentioned.
When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.