Andar per Bacari: a stroll of Venetian taverns
Bacari&cicheti: Venice taverns&tapas
This guided tour aims at making you familiar with local customs about eating. A stroll of bacari and cicheti is a style of life. In town there are may good restaurants and pizzerias but the most long-standing food institution is certainly the “bacaro”. Bacaro means wine bar and is the place where every Venetian stops for a snack, be it 10 am or 10 pm. The snacks served are local specialities that include all type of food: fish, meat, veg, cheese… Snacks in Venice are called “cicheti”, wich means finger-food or tapas. They are prepared fresh every the day and they fly off. Good food calls good wine and that’s why in a bacaro you find a selection of wines from all over Italy. Good wine, of course, calls good chats and many Venetians are customers to the same bacari as they meet friends regularly.
This food tour is together a walking tour and a local experience, and can be a good alternative to a regular meal. During 2 hours, we’ll stop in a couple of bacari to taste some food specialities. A selection of cicheti and a good glass of wine we’ll be served in every tavern. To finish the tour in the sweetest way we will take you to a gelateria for a real treat: the best ice-cream in a cone or a cup.
The price varies according to the number of people in the party and includes my guidance, food and drinks.
The activity level is light but I cannot guarantee we’ll find a seat in every bacaro as these places are usually small and crowded.
I am quite flexible with the meeting point for this tour. Any central spot will basically work as bacari are scattered all over the city. If you are located out of town we will meet either in Piazzale Roma (Venice car/bus Station) or Santa Lucia train station .
If you wish to arrange this tour in the morning I suggest to meet at 11,30 am. If you prefer an evening tour, 5,30 or 6 pm are good meeting times.