Day 1 : Arrive in hotel, welcome with SlowVenice guide and presentation of the programme.
Afternoon: Walking tour in the Rialto market and in the heart of venetian culinary traditions
Rialto, in the historic center of Venice, is home to the traditional fish market, fruit and vegetables.
Here are concentrated the excellence of the Venetian lands.
Cannaregio is one of the most original and fascinating area in Venice, where the culture and the venetian’s atmosphere continue to be conserving and authentic: the markets, gardens, orchards and vineyards.
During the tour you can taste a cup of coffee in one of the oldest coffee shop with a traditional toasting coffee beans.
Visit and meeting with a Venetian reality to product wine in the traditional wine making practices that is dedicated to preserving and enhancing local products and recovering abandoned vineyards. With this itinerary you enter a secret garden and learn about this unique and innovative reality of wine in the heart of Venice.
Group dinner (included) in a typical bacaro (tavern) based snacks and traditional dishes accompanied by wines from the lagoon of Venice.
Day 2: Day excursion and walking tour in the island of Mazzorbo and Sant’Erasmo.
Leave the island aboard the water bus, public transport boat, to experience the daily life of a Venetian and already the atmosphere of the lagoon surrounds you with the seductive salty scent.
The journey of the whole day is a real mini-cruise along the lagoon canals that gives you has spectacular play of light from morning to sunset.
Learn about how the ‘Venice system’ works, how the tides in the lagoon behave, how the canals are formed and what’s under the buildings.
Get off the boat in Burano Island, famous for its colored houses and its beautiful lace.
Mazzorbo is considered a natural prosecution of Burano, linked to the them by a long wooden bridge.
It’s main richness is the agriculture: here you can find hundreds of artichoke fields and vineyard that has been able to overcome the challenge of the high tide for centuries, giving rise to a wine with characteristics that are entirely unique.
Visit the wineyard of Venissa winery, the pioneer in bringing wine back to the lagoon. There are 4000 Dorona plants, known as the Golden Grape during the age of the Venetian Doges, this autochthonous grape variety almost became extinct, and after centuries of history only a few plants were left hidden away in vegetable gardens and convents.
Group lunch (included) in a osteria, typical restaurant.
Visit a winery in the island of Sant’Erasmo with tasting of its prestigious wines.
The Isola di Sant’Erasmo is the largest island in the Venetian lagoon, though it’s only sparsely populated. For years this has been Venice’s countryside, the agricultural zone which produces the fruit and vegetables consumed by the hungry city. Among its produce, particularly renowned are the artichokes (carciofi).
Back in the island and group dinner (included) in the restaurant of the hotel.
Free time or guided tour in the city choosing from a tour between bacari and tasting cicheti or discovering another Sestriere, Venice’s district (additional).