Discovering Venice through food with Walks of Italy.

Our first stop in Italy while on our GowithOh tour was Venice. Italy is known for it’s food for a reason. It’s just that good. I have a disgusting confession. I used to think that Olive Garden was the best Italian food out there. Terrible, right? To be fair, I had no idea what I was missing out on.

Our Walks of Italy food tour quickly obliterated all my praise of the OG. The best part about Walks of Italy is that you don’t feel like you’re on a tour. It’s more like being shown around by a good friend that just happens to be a local. Our local guide, Mosé was the perfect person to satisfy our need for knowledge and mouthwatering food.

There wasn’t only food involved on this tour, my friends. There was plenty of wine and prosecco to go around. Venice is a great place to sample all of the local adult beverages because it’s a walking city. Drinking and driving is not an option. That’s why instead of going for coffee breaks, locals go for prosecco breaks. Just my kind of place.

Our first stop on the tour.

Our first stop on the tour.

Our first stop was my favorite. It was quite literally a hole in the wall that was stacked with tiny sandwiches. Mosé chose two for us to sample and I almost lost it. I have no words to describe how delicious these were. My favorite was the prosciutto with truffle oil and robiola cheese. Every now and then I’ll wake up in cold sweats, dreaming about that tasty delight. I can say with certainty that it’s the best sandwich I’ve ever had in my life.

Discovering Venice through food.

I was already feeling good after our first stop and couldn’t wait to see what else was in store. We headed to the nearby Rialto market and strolled through all of the vendors, stopping to talk about how Italians make their food with the freshest ingredients, most of them purchased that same day at the market. My favorite part of the market was all of the placards that told you which region the produce and seafood came from.

Walks of Italy Venice food tour

Every stop we made was not only accompanied with food, but it as also paired with some form of wine. We had prosecco at our first stop, red wine at the two stops after, and our day ended with coffee… followed by a shot of hard hitting grappa. I left the tour completely full and a little tipsy.

Exploring Venice through food.

While I could go on about the mind blowing food that we had on our tour, a picture is worth a thousand words. Take a peek at the ridiculous samples we had below. We loved that we were taken to places that the locals frequent, not noisy tourist traps. In fact, in some cases we were the only wide-eyed foreigners in the shop.

Our second sample included various sea food dishes.

Our second sample included various sea food dishes.

Even more delicious than they look.

Even more delicious than they look.

If you want to experience Italian food like a local be sure to try the Walks of Italy Venice food tour. Our biggest piece of advice is to come with an empty stomach and be prepared to have your taste buds utterly satisfied. Please tell Mosé that we say, “Ciao” and “buon appetito!”

Our new friend and foodie expert!

Mosé, our new friend and foodie expert!

 

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Walks of Italy treated us to this food tour through Venice but all opinions are our own. Would we recommend this tour to our friends? Hells yes! That’s why we wrote about it.

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22 Comments

  1. Daniel McBane
    April 21, 2013 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Those sandwiches do look amazing. My favorite cuisine is Japanese and like the Italians, they also tend to use fresh ingredients. In fact, all the cultures known for their cuisines seem to do so and that is definitely no coincidence.
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    • Captain & Clark
      April 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Right? There’s just something so refreshing about a meal made with the freshest ingredients. We are definitely going to make more of an effort to do that while we’re home. It’s much better for you as well.

  2. shooting star
    April 21, 2013 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Awesome droolicious post!!

    when in Italy, am gonna do this walk for sure!!

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  3. Kieu ~ GQ trippin
    April 24, 2013 at 12:38 am - Reply

    You know you should really slap a warning label on these posts! 😛
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  4. Amanda
    April 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Oooohhhh my goodness. YUM.

    That is all.
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  5. Turner
    April 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    This post is making me hungry. Great to go with walks of Italy. Best food tours ever.

  6. Anita Mac
    April 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I love the prosecco break – that just sounds so civilized! The photos are mouthwatering – too bad I am not in Venice right now!! You are making me hungry.
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  7. The World Wanderer
    April 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    1. Mosé is absolutely adorable and I could have listened to him speak for hours on end.

    2. Italy is my favorite place due to the reasons above. Food and wine like no where else in the world.

    Amazing! xx

  8. the lazy travelers
    April 30, 2013 at 5:58 am - Reply

    yeeahhh so. venice was the second stop on our honeymoon… after cairo… where the hubs got debilitating food poisoning that left him unable to eat, literally, anything. first thing we’re doing when we go back is this tour. he earned it.
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    • Captain & Clark
      April 30, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

      We’re sorry to hear about the food poisoning! It’s the worst. That being said, we want to hear more about this honeymoon of yours. It sounds epic and we’re currently looking for honeymoon ideas 🙂

  9. Hogga
    April 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    mmmm i’m drooling over here
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  10. @mrsoaroundworld
    May 1, 2013 at 4:18 am - Reply

    I would have seriously appreciated a warning about the food porn! Only been to Venice once and it was a day trip – as a matter of fact, you must know that if I go this year or soon, it will be 100% thanks to you! Love Walks of Italy!
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  11. lola
    May 1, 2013 at 5:10 am - Reply

    those little sandwiches just made my stomach growl! Walks of Italy is the BEST tour company EVERRRR!!
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  12. mezzo
    May 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I love Italy and its food, and the pictures really looks amazing

  13. Michelle
    June 17, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Food in Venice looks soo amazing! Am definitely making a visit there and checking this tour out. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  14. Raffaella
    January 2, 2014 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Robiola is one of my favorite cheeses – those little sandwiches look amazing. And with truffle? Oh my! Thanks for sharing this – pictures are indeed worth 1000 words, and now a grumbling stomach.
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  15. Murissa
    January 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Very cool tour!
    I am heading back to Venice this June and will definitely be joining Walks of Italy. I hope I get the same guide as you, he seems hilarious to hang out with! I first came to know Venice through the art and history while there for an art history course but this time it’ll be through its food!
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  16. Carly
    March 17, 2015 at 7:52 am - Reply

    This post made me hungry! The last time i was in Venice it was for a food tour with a small company called Food Tours of Venice. It was beyond delicious. They took us to all the authentic local spots and we wined and dined. Well worth it. I can’t wait to go back. In the meantime, I’ll go have my typical American bfast, 🙁 haha

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