Food & Wine

Best Cicchetti in Venice: a self-guided bacaro tour!

Enjoy the best Cicchetti in Venice ! Discover the “bacari” Venetians love most, live like a local, taste lovely wines and some of the most delicious “cicchetti” in town!. Enjoy the tour at your own pace through the Venice maze!

WHY DID WE LIKE THIS EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?

 

  • You will discover places you would not easily find otherwise!
  • Some of the best Cicchetti in Venice and aperitifs are included!
  • You can enjoy the tour at your own pace!

 

 

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The Bacaro tour is a very popular thing to do among Venetians: in Venetian dialect “bacaro” means ‘cicchetti bar’, so it literally means going from wine bar to wine bar to have an aperitif or a small glass of local wine. Another word you need to know for this experience is cicchetto which is a small portion of food, canapes, meatballs, croutons, tiny sandwich or fried food of various items. Rather like the bite sized snacks you would find in a Spanish tapas bars. Now that you know the basic vocabulary, you’re ready to get started!

Now that you know the basic vocabulary, you are ready to start!

Best cicchetti in Venice with the Venetians!

Enjoy a Venetian experience based on great taste and traditional foods. Take yourself on a tour of the most authentic Venice, the one the locals love. You will enter cool places that otherwise you wouldn’t find alone, and discover good food and good wine!

It must be said immediately, Venetians like to eat well and, above all, to combine good food with company. Venice is a city that invites to conviviality and meeting. A stop in the calli at the end of the day to have a drink and bite into a snack is an excellent excuse to have a chat and relax.

With this food tour you can visit three of the best bacari of Venice in a day, with tastings in each of them: an aperitif and a “cicchetto” at each stop. Let the the host guide you to choose the best wine for your taste!

How the Bacaro Tour in Venice works

When purchasing the tour, you will receive by email a name coupon and a map. By following the itinerary in the heart of Venice you can go to the various cicchetti bari and consume by presenting the coupon.

The tour covers the central areas of Venice: San Polo, Rialto Bridge and Castello. Map in hand you can follow the route starting from the point that best suits you and making all the detours that inspire you. It is worth crossing the Rialto fish Market, stopping to admire the Ca d’Oro on the Grand Canal or, why not, go up to the panoramic terrace of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The ideas are infinite.

It is very convenient to start the tour coming from Piazzale Roma / Santa Lucia train station, or vice versa, coming from the area of ​​St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco).

For this bacaro tour, the most suitable time is that of the aperitif, from 6 PM to 8 PM. You can go on this tour as an alternative and fun dinner! Or you could also consider to go on this tour from 11 AM to 1 PM, for a brisk alternative to lunch! In any case, you have the whole day to eat cicchetti and request your drinks.

Present the coupon and get immediately an aperitif and the cicchetto of your choice!

Curiosity: why do we say “drinking a shadow of wine” in Venetian?

In Venice you will often hear the expression “Andémo béver un ombra”. For Venetians, the ombra (‘shadow’) indicates the glass of wine and the word refers to the ancient distribution of this in Venice. The wine vendor positioned himself in the shadow of the bell tower of San Marco so that it always remained cool, away from the sun’s rays.

A great amount of white wines is produced in the Veneto Region. This type of wine goes perfectly with fish based dishes like creamed salt cod served on toasted bread, marinated anchovies and the legendary sardines in saor. Even with raw fish it is perfect! There is no shortage of red wines either! These can be enjoyed together with the typical Venetian liver, accompanied by polenta. In short, you just have to try the many local varieties!

Do you want to know everything about Venice bacari? Keep navigating our site and you will find plenty of information and ideas!

FEATURES

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS

    Price

    Self-guided tour included 3 Aperitifs and 3 Cicchetti

    22 Euro per person

    Duration

    At leisure from 11 AM to 22 PM

    Availability

    Every day

    Spoken Languages

    • Italian
    • English

    Included / Excluded

    Included :

    1 Aperitif + 1 snack (cicchetto) in each wine bar. 3 in total.

    Excluded :

    Anything not specifically included

    Sales Conditions

    The experience is not refundable.
    The date of use can be changed with a minimum of 24 hours notice.

    Other practical information

    The bàcari are generally closed approx. between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
    You will receive by email a map with the bacari stops and ideas for your itinerary!

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