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Unlike other Italian regional cuisines, such as the Roman or the Ligurian ones, authentic Venetian cuisine can only be tasted on site. Being less widespread and well-known worldwide doesn't mean it's any less good than other regional gastronomic traditions. Venetian cuisine is based on varied and gentle flavors, that have their roots in the history and geography of the area.
The products that we often find in traditional Venetian dishes are rice, polenta, beans and cod.The latter in particular - a fish uncommon on other Italian tables - will always be there in Veneto, both as an appetizer and as a first and second course. The typical pasta of the region is represented by bigoli, thick spaghetti made using a hand-operated press (which requires a lot of strength). Its surface is particularly rough and suitable to hold the sauces.
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Venice food waking tour and market visit
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Galleon Dinner Cruise in Venice
Admire the scenic coast of Mazzorbo, Burano and Murano and dine on board during a panoramic tour of Saint Mark's basin.
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“Absolutely brilliant. I was really lucky - the other 4 didn't turn up, so I got a personal tour. Excellent value for money - loads of information. Lots to eat and drink, so don't have too much breakfast! Would absolutely recommend this - a good insight into Venetian history, habits and food.”
“Das Essen und die Irganisation war sehr gut.Negativ war für uns, dass es keine Menükarte fürs Fleischmenü gegeben hat + das Essen ist zu schnell gekommen ( Keine Pausen zwischen den Gänge)”
“Bello riscoprire Venezia attraverso la tradizione dei "cicchetti" e del vino attorno a Rialto! Bravissima la nostra guida Ludovica, che ha saputo condurci in luoghi selezionati con cura. Unico neo la gondola, che dal programma appariva più appagante rispetto al breve traghetto condiviso con altri...”