Wine & Bacari Private Tour


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Wine & Bacari Private Tour

Highlights / General details
Wine bars are popular in many parts of Italy but in Venice has a unique tradition, and snacking is almost a way of life. During this gourmet discovery tour you will wander from place to place stopping to sip wine and eat “cicheti” – Venetian snacks at the local “Bacari”. These wine-bars which offer finger food traditionally washed down with a glass of wine derive their name from Bacchus, the god of wines. You will stop for an “ombra” (shadow), a small special glass of wine. Someone says it is called an “ombra” because it is a mere shadow of a drink; according to a legend the term “ombra” sees its origin around the turn of the century by a man used to sell drinks from a stall in the shade of San Marco. Either way, the “bacari” are firmly entrenched in the popular culture.
Some examples of the Venetian ‘cicheti’ in the typical spoken language:
Polenta e Bacalà - Yellow polenta made of corn meal to enjoy with cod cooked according to the typical Venetian tradition. An unforgettable experience for any palate.
Bovoleti e folpeti - Small snails and baby octopus marinated with salt and parsley, just to be enjoyed while sipping a glass of wine.
Moleche Crabs - Caught as they shed their shells, fried and eaten whole in a single mouthful, claws, legs and all.
Fegato venexiana - The most famous Venetian dish made of delicious fried liver cooked with finely chopped onions.
Polpetine - Cold delicious meatballs, which are, according to tradition, the ideal introduction for an appetizing dinner.
Vovi - Hard-boiled eggs split into two and simply dressed with salt and pepper.
Pan con l’aciugheta - Small slice of toasted and spiced bread with a little anchovy on it. A perfect reason to order another glass of wine.
Fritoin misto - A mix of different delicious fried fishes (calamari, shrimps, octopus) to the right compensation after a day spent walking around.
Sarde in saor - Fried sardines marinated in vinegar and onion, with pine kernels, bay and raisins swollen in white wine according to the traditional recipe.

Hotel pick-up/drop-off (ONLY if located in St. Mark area); 2-hour walking tour available in English and Spanish; Private tour guide; Tasting in typical Venetian "Bacari".


Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 11:30am. Clients must reach the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

Approximately 2.5 hours.

Tour departs from HOTEL ONLY IF LOCATED IN ST. MARK AREA. If not, meeting location is San Marco #1130, few steps away from St. Mark's Square.

Additional Information
Comfortable shoes suggested.

Participant restrictions
Children 0-7 years of age participate free.

Cancellation: 3 days prior 100% penalty. No show always 100% penalty.
Small Private Group Tour with a minimum of 2 participants.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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