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“Choose the Real Venice. Do this tour first evening and open your eyes to authentic local life...EXCELLENT.”

Venice Urban Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Small group tours to discover the insights of Venice! From Food & Wines tours like our classic "Cicchetti & Wine tour" to Aperitivo by boat watching the sunset passing by walking tours of the local neighborhoods or half-day trips to Treviso City and its Prosecco Wineries. We can organize your experience in a share or private tour mode. Tours in English, other languages on request too! Join us!
Reviewed 7 December 2011

Booked this for first night after good TA reveiws, did not dissapoint. Cecelia is such a lovely lady,twas just her and us two,but she put us straight at ease. Getting little bits of local knowledge while you wander from local bar to bar eating great tapas style dishes and drink umbros of wine.
Lasts about three hour and will set you up for an excellent stay in Venice. Cecelia recommended two restaurants for us,real local places that wont rip you off and give you best food around. Such a nice person too, look forward to seeing you next time we're in Venice :). Costs around 35 euro, lasts three hours , enter around five local bars with wine and food in each ,love the fried olives!!! Cecelia speaks great english,spanish and italy... and more i think!!!

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Reviewed 20 November 2011

This tour exceeded our expectations.
Our guide was Cecelia who took us round 4 or 5 Cicchetti bars, She asks about allergies etc - my wife is veggie and allergic to mushrooms - all coped with without any fuss. We enjoyed the company of Cecelia and 4 others on the tour.
We are late fifties - do not think this is just a tour for young people - as long as you like a glass or two of wine, would like to sample different local food, and are able to walk, its for you.
Cecelia talks about Venice and the local way of life. The tour goes through some of the quiter less touristy parts of Venice (although it starts and finishes in very central locations). She gives advice about how to avoid low quality tourist restaurants etc. If you are staying for a few days she will give you specific recommendations.
One tip - its probably not a tour to do on a completely empty stomach! Otherwise - just do it!

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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We took this tour on a cold, rainy night without our "duck boots" and couldn't have had more fun! We got to see some of the non-tourist establishments and our guide was WONDERFUL! This few hours was by far th best of our entire stay in Venice. The price was also BY FAR the best per hour of any we had in Italy.

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Reviewed 9 November 2011

Absolutely great evening. The evening removed the sense of intimidation that the unknown local eating places can sometime give you. We ate in local places for the rest of the trip. Lovely food and good wine and our guide was excellent company. Would heartily recommend this to anyone visiting Venice.

1  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

The chiccetti tour was excellent and represented good value for money. This was our 4th visit to Venice and my husband and I are in full agreement that this gave us another dimension to our already well established love of this wonderful city. Cecilia is passionate about Venice and it was obvious that she cares that the people on the tour see "real Venice" as opposed to the trinket stalls and tourist menu type restaurants. All of the chiccetti bars visted were very good indeed and the standard of food and wine served excellent - we even went back and revisited them on subsequent evenings! Thanks to Cecelia's excellent recommendation, we also had a superb meal on our wedding anniversay. Stay away from St Marks and the Rialto Bridge (other than first thing in the morning or last thing at night!) and just wander the back streets, get lost a lot and discover the delights of chiccetti! Thank you Ceceilia - see you next year! Fran and Robert xx

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