Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
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Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee

3 h
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Stop At: Santa Lucia Stazione, Fondamenta Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice Italy

Italians love their coffee but there are certain rules one must follow if you’re going to do Italian café culture the right way. This tour introduces you to those rules and customs and invites you to become a genuine caffè expert. If that wasn’t enough, we will also introduce you to the traditional pasticcerie of Venice and the history behind the city’s sweet treats as you wander through the most local neighbourhoods in town!

You’ll meet your local guide at the steps of the Santa Lucia train station (the only train station in Venice) and begin your adventure exploring the Cannaregio neighbourhood.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cannaregio, Venice Italy

We will start our stroll through the neighbourhood of Cannaregio, passing by the main corners of this residential area. Your guide will stop for those who fancy doing some shopping, at a family bakery that’s famous for its torrone and other traditional desserts of Venice. Get a lesson on the history and traditions of local Venetian cuisine as we munch on our delicious sweet treats.

We will stop at a family owned pasticceria, a favourite breakfast venue of locals on their way to work. It’s conveniently located at the entrance of the island, for those coming to work from the mainland, it become an institution for its well-known pastries. By visiting this stop, you will be supporting a family run business (which is fast becoming a thing of the past in Venice). You’ll also learn the secrets to sipping coffee the proper way so that you’ll blend right in with the locals for the rest of your Italian holiday.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Campo del Ghetto, 30121 Venice Italy

We will head to the heart of the ancient Jewish Ghetto, a neighbourhood that is 500 years old and remains an important part of the Venetian community. It’s here that you will have the chance to buy kosher desserts in a small bakery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, Cannareggio, 3512, 30121 Venice Italy

We'll make a quick stop in front of the Maddona Dell’Orto Church and learn about its history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Campo dei Mori, Venice Italy

We'll stop at the square and hear stories about the statues with enigmatic expressions on their faces.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Castello, 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

We’ll then continue our way toward the Castello neighbourhood, the largest sestiere on the island and home to the Arsenale (naval dockyard). We’ll explore its narrow lanes before stopping at our next pasticceria, an elegant family-run spot that has become the most beloved and famous place to buy seasonal desserts; panettone at Christmas, Colomba at Easter… Depending on the time of year, you’ll get a mix of different desserts to try, appropriate to the season. You’ll also have the chance to relax your legs here while sipping the famous Venetian spritz overlooking the beautiful Church of San Giovanni e Paolo.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: libreria Acqua alta, Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa Castello 5176, 30122 Venice Italy

After your energy boosting spritz, we’ll visit one of the most amazing bookstores in Europe, Libreria Acqua Alta, a hidden gem in the heart of Castello. We will have plenty of time to admire, explore and of course, take tons of photos. (Mind the cats!)

Duration: 30 minutes

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  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Coffee
  • 3 dessert samples
  • Alcoholic spritz or soft drink
Not included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen during the summer months.
  • You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Children are permitted on this tour but unfortunately, we cannot accommodate prams/baby carriages.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
5 | 2018-05-25

Bernice and her colleague Abbigail made this such a memorable tour. They had a vast and interesting knowledge of Venice. We travelled through the back streets and the family run bakeries and chocolatier we visited were top notch. Our guides were very friendly and we would definitely recommend this tour! Great way to spend a morning in Venice.

Caitlyn M
5 | 2018-03-18

Iole was an amazing guide, she was so knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing tour, wish we had done it earlier in our visit.

Graham M
5 | 2018-01-05

Absolutely great tour. Got to know where the locals go for their cakes and drinks, while our amazing guide took us through places we hadn't discovered yet. Without this tour there were definitely a few things we would have missed on our visit. Can't recommend it highly enough

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