Indulge your sweet tooth and love of coffee on a small group tour of the traditional bakeries of Venice. Discover the secrets behind Italian café culture and taste some of the best desserts in the city. Mingle with the locals in Cannaregio and Castello.
What to Expect
Discover why Italians love their coffee and the etiquette behind how to drink it on a small group tour of the traditional bakeries and café culture of Venice. Become a caffè expert and get an introduction to the traditional pasticcerie of the city. Learn the history of the sweet treats as you wander through local neighborhoods
Start at Santa Lucia Train Station and venture into the Cannaregio neighborhood. Go into the heart of the former Jewish Ghetto and taste a traditional kosher pastry. Then, go to an historical torrefazione and stop for a coffee at a family-owned business that imports coffee beans from around the world and roasts them in their shop. Savor the aroma while sipping a good cup and learn how to drink it like a local!
Discover the main corners of Cannaregio as you make your way to a family bakery famous for its torrone and other traditional desserts of Venice. Get a lesson on the history and background of Venetian cuisine before going to the Castello district.
Once in the largest sestiere of Venice, explore the narrow lanes before going to an elegant, family-run pasticceria loved for its seasonal desserts. Depending on the time of year, try a mix of sweet treats appropriate to the season. Then, give your feet a rest in the main square overlooking the beautiful Church of San Giovanni e Paolo.
Try some authentic tiramisu and learn everything about this famous food of the Veneto. Then, stroll towards the Rialto Bridge for the end of your tour. Stop on the way for some chocolate at a chocolate atelier, and enjoy a gourmet tasting and demonstration of how this tasty treat is made.
Then, it’s time to say a presto at the steps of the Rialto Bridge, where your local guide will give you some tips to continue your day in Venice or give you directions back to your hotel.
- Local, English-speaking guide
- Food and drinks (coffee, 5 dessert samples, bottle of water and a soft drink)
What's Not Included
- Additional food and drinks
- Alcoholic beverages
- Souvenirs and personal shopping
- Tips/gratuities for your guide
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen during the summer months