Gourmet Venice and the flavours of the lagoon

A taste experiences between markets, osterie and Michelin-starred tables


A stroll through the stalls of the Rialto Market is a precondition for those who seek an immersive experience in Venetian food and wine. For centuries, the go-to spot for fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and cheese from local vendors, as well as jewels and precious oriental spices, Rialto remains a special place. 

At the market, a stop in one of the typical Venetian "bacari", the traditional Venetian wine bars that crowd the area, for "a cicheto and n'ombra de vin", that is a dainty morsel and a glass of wine is a must. 

Sweet and sour sardines in saor, marinated anchovies, grilled cuttlefish, meatballs, are the special dishes that, in the typical osterie, the cook prepares before your eyes while revealing the secrets of the local cuisine. 

In Venice it is easy to go from trattoria to starred table. Thanks to the arrival of Michelin-starred chefs, Venice is the most star-studded city in the Veneto region

So why not relax and enjoy the dishes of a great chef in a gourmet restaurant or in the bistro of a boutique hotel and savour the taste, aromas and beauty of traditional recipes re-created according to the most glamorous trends of the moment?

Photo credits: Venissa

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