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Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

1. Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

Experience one of the most vibrant sites in Venice on a tour of Rialto Market with a friendly chef. Select seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook an authentic Italian meal. Learn the history of the market and the story of the food produce before going to a typical Venetian home for a hands-on cooking class. Prepare a starter, main dish (with homemade pasta) and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Enjoy a glass of wine while you prepare your delicious recipes. Then end your class with a lovely lunch and enjoy the fruits of your hard work, served with plenty of wine of course.

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Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

2. Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Explore the best of Venice on a walking city tour with an expert guide. See impressive monuments, marvel at iconic buildings, and travel through the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Discover the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.

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Venice: The Discover Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

3. Venice: The Discover Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

First, experience a lesser-known Venice, wandering through its back streets and small hidden squares starting from St. Mark's Square and reaching Rialto Bridge. Then, board a gondola and learn a little about what its like living in this unique city. Meet your local guide in front of the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square, and let yourself be led through the labyrinth of alleyways, squares or campi and hear about the history, stories and the local Venetian dialect. On leaving the square, you will stop in front of Fenice Theatre, one of the most famous opera houses in Europe. Learn about its glorious but also troubled history. Passing through other hidden corners of the city, you will be able to discover the history of Venice through its prominent architectural sights. Admire the Bovolo Staircase, a Renaissance masterpiece, and one of Venice's finest architectural jewels. This fascinating and complex spiral staircase is part of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and dates from 1499. It is tucked away in a small courtyard close to Campo Manin. Before heading back towards St. Mark's Square, you will make a stop close to the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal and discover what made it the historical center of the commercial area of the city. The walking tour will finish in Saint Moisè Square, the landing stage of the famous Venetian transportation, the gondola. Relax aboard this historic vessel, enjoying the thrills of both the Grand Canal and minor canals. Admire Venice from this amazing point of view, witness its magnificent architecture and whilst gliding under its bridges, discover secret entrances to the elegant palaces and hidden corners.

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What people are saying about Mercato di Rialto

Highly recommend taking this tour! Lorenzo was a fantastic guide, we toured the market, picked what we wanted for lunch and then he taught us how to make pasta. You can choose whatever you would like to make for lunch! We made seafood tagliatelle, stuffed scallops and tiramisu- all washed down with beautiful local wine! A highlight of our trip!

We had a nice and interesting tour of the Rialto market. We cooked by arrangement, we wanted to know how we can make pasta ourselves and how the ink of the squid is used. Now we know and we will cook the recipes with friends.

A wonderful experience... loved it all...the Rialto markets...the walking ...the cooking and the eating... Lorenzo was very informative...a great cooking instructor and a charming host. 5 star.

Lorenzo did an excellent job. We can recommend him to everyone. Lunch is superb.

So much fun! Chef Lorenzo made this class alot of fun for all.