Authentic Shopping & Cooking at a Venetian Home with a Local

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Duration (4h) Check availability to see starting times
Language English Italian
Free Cancellation up to 48h in advance


  • Learn to cook Italian cuisine with a local expert, at an authentic Venetian home
  • Get your menu custom-tailored by your guide to suit any of your wishes
  • Explore the bustling Rialto Market, and marvel at the near-by Rialto Bridge
  • Enjoy a delicious meal, accompanied by prosecco, wine and music
  • Return home with new skills, incredible memories and authentic Italian recipes!


This ultimate Venetian cooking experience could not be more authentic and intimate!

Meet your licensed Venetian tour guide directly at the first stop - the vibrant Rialto Market. Stroll the stalls with local delicacies, as your guide helps you create a menu for the day, and pick the best ingredients for it. Each cooking experience is unique - entirely custom tailored to your wishes and dietary restrictions. Whether you feel like fish, meat or a vegetarian meal - we can accommodate any wishes! You can choose between our standard 3-course menu, a gourmet 4-course one, or a special romantic menu for couples.

Afterward, you will be taken to a private authentic Venetian home. On the way, explore local secrets such as the Traghetto "ferry" gondola, taking you from one bank of the Grand Canal to the other... without breaking your bank!

At your destination, you will be able to see how the locals live whilst enjoying some Italian wine and Italian music. Your local expert will guide you throughout the experience, explaining all the fundamentals, tricks and secrets to true Italian cuisine. You will learn how to make real Venetian "cicchetti", a scrumptious main course, such as risotto, and a mouth-watering dessert, such as the king of Italian sweets - the Tiramisu.

After filling up with wine, and delicious self-made food, your guide will help you make your way back to your hotel, armed with good mood, lasting memories, and some recipes for the best home cooked Italian dishes!

Each menu is custom-tailored to your wishes, with local seasonal ingredients:

Example 3-course Lunch:

Appetizer: Cicchetti (bruschetta style)
Risotto with vegetables and fish or meat
Dessert: Tiramisù
Drinks: water, soft drinks, 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of prosecco

Example 4-course Lunch:

Home-made Rossini Cocktail with strawberries and prosecco
Secondi Piatti, for example: Salad with Fennel, Apple, Nuts, Mozzarella, Carrots

Example Romantic Menu:

- Strawberry Prosecco Cocktail
- Cicchettis
- Risotto of choice, topped with edible Venetian "Golden Leaf" - 24-karat gold
- Strawberry Tiramisu with chocolate crispy chips
- Golden Espresso topped with Golden Leaf
The edible Golden Leaves used are made locally by the last "golden beater" in Europe. The Battiloro family produces them since 1926 - and it is the very family providing gold for the mosaics in the world-famous St. Mark's Basilica.

What’s Included?

  • Licensed local tour guide
  • Shopping at Rialto Market
  • Ingredients for the meal
  • Cooking class at a private Venetian home
  • 3- or 4-course meal, depending on chosen option
  • 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of prosecco
  • "Ferry" Gondola Traghetto
  • Further food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meet your guide at the Fish Market of Rialto, by la Pescaria.

Cancellation Policy

  • free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.
  • cancellations less than 24 hours ahead or no-shows result in no refund.

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Important Information

The Rialto Market is open only Tuesday through Saturday until 12:00. On Mondays and Sundays, as well as for dinner experiences, we will instead take you to Venice's most special and breathtaking supermarket - the Cinema Italia.

There are 2 authentic Venetian cats living at the home where the cooking class is organized. They will add to your entertainment, and can be snuggled with, but please note this means the experience is not suitable for guests with cat/fur allergies.

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from €243.00
Free Cancellation up to 48h in advance