Why Take Our Tour?
There are so many reasons why you should take our tour — let’s count the ways, shall we?
Support Local Businesses
We are trying to do our part by keeping this city vibrant, keeping the traditions alive, and patronizing local family businesses with our walking food tour. Nearly every stop we will make is owned and operated by a local family. If we can keep as many tourists away from the dreaded “menu turistico” and get them into the establishments that have earned their reputations through the years as solid, local, family-run eateries, we know you will come home with a very different view of Venice — one that sadly, too many miss out on. Contrary to some opinions, Venice offers many of the most diverse, unique, and delicious dining experiences in the world, on any budget. Being a tourist destination, it is certainly true that if you only stay in the tourist areas, your experience may feel less than authentic. But we will take you “Off the Eaten Path” where the food is extraordinary, the prices are reasonable, and the families that run their businesses are so gracious, you will come away from your trip feeling like a local.
Experience the Real Venice
Too many people think that Venice is just Piazza San Marco, the Basilica, and the Bridge of Sighs. Venice is so much more. Venice is a thriving city where people work and children go to school. It doesn’t take long to get out of the maddening crowds, but if you are on limited time, trying to navigate your way though the Venetian calli (streets), then it can become frustrating. That’s where we come in! We can get you around the city, on foot, at a leisurely pace, where you can experience the local neighborhoods and eat local food. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Passionate Tour Leaders
We are passionate about Venice. We gave up everything we knew, got rid of everything we had, so that we could live in this wonderful city. And now, we want to share this magical place with you. We can promise you this, you won’t find more enthusiastic lovers of Venice to take you around the city. This is our tour company and we are very proud and excited to give you an experience that will last a lifetime.
Delicious Food, Of Course!
We wouldn’t be so excited to share this city if the food was just mediocre! But luckily for all of us, the food is a taste sensation everywhere you turn. If you have friends and/or family that discourage you from Venice because they think it’s not worth the expense, put a little faith in our hands and we will prove them wrong. The food (and the wine) is of top-quality and you will be so pleasantly surprised!
“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”
— Federico Fellini