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Market Tour and Cooking Class in the Heart of Venice

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Duration 4h

Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  English and Italian

Follow your Cesarina in a local market tour, challenge yourself with a hands-on cooking class followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

Private Experience
Your experience
  • Traditional appetizers but with modern inspiration
  • Home made pasta seasoned with seasonal products from the market
  • Seasonal dessert following our inspirations

Join me on a culinary adventure in the heart of Venice! As a local foodie, I'm excited to show you the best of Venetian cuisine and take you on a visit to mercato .

We'll start our day by exploring the colorful stalls of the market, where we'll hand-pick the freshest ingredients for our cooking class. From locally caught fish to aromatic herbs, we'll gather everything we need to create authentic Venetian dishes.

Next I'll share with you my family's traditional recipes and teach you how to make delicious appetizer, home made pasta as well as other classic Venetian recipes.

You’ll learn the techniques and tips that have been passed down for generations, and we'll work together to creat.

36 reviews
Giulia was a wonderful host and teacher. I don't think we'll ever buy dry pasta again! We had a basic idea of how fresh pasta was made before we took her class but learning her methods and techniques was super valuable and fun - and delicious!! Same with her tiramisu. Her recipe was easy and really delicious. Giulia is a fabulous teacher with a great sense of humor, style, and timing - and maybe most importantly, patience! We highly recommend her class - it was a fantastic way to spend our evening in Venice. - J

Jeff & Elaine - May 2024

Giulia was fantastic and such a wonderful host. She shared so much more than just her home with us. We are excited to plan our next trip and plan another class with her. Highly recommend if you have the time while you are in Venice.

Jennifer Kershner - May 2024

We did the cooking experience with Giulia. The entire experience was lovely. She was warm and friendly. We tried the Cynar aperitivo with the delicious starter plates. We helped make the ravioli and for dessert we had delicious tiramisu. We also had corn biscuit cookies were different and yummy. We enjoyed Giulia’s stories, admired her beautifully decorated apartment and left feeling like we had made a new friend for life. We would definitely want to share another experience with her when we return to Venice.

Bless - February 2024

What a special experience to come into someone’s house as strangers and leave as friends! Our host and instructor Giulia was amazing! No only did she made us feel at home, but she shared her family recipe with us and explained how the recipe came to be. She also shared these recipes and another one based off our conversation about desserts with us minutes after the class. More importantly, Giulia gave us the confidence to make the recipes again at home. This is an experience my husband and I will never forget! Grazie mille, Giulia!!

Giulia  - November 2023

Giulia was an excellent host for her Venetian dining experience. The food was delicious, and Giulia was very informative and entertaining. Her home was warm and welcoming. We would recommend to any that are looking to experience a truly authentic meal in Venice.

John - October 2023

€189.00 per guest

€94.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2018Location: Venice    Languages: English and Italian
Venice is a unique place: floating on a lagoon with a network of thousands of canals. Rich in history and culinary tradition, it is a city of art, forged from different pasts and cultures, with profound ties to both the land and the sea. The ancient city is also home our Cesarina, Giulia. Her cooking reflects her regional and family traditions made even more unique by a modern twist with her passion and expertise in local and seasonal ingredients. Giulia: "For me cooking is not a journey through youth but rather onwards into maturity. My childhood was spent in my grandmothers’ kitchens with the aromas and flavours of two different Italian cultures; Born in Turin with mother from Mantua and a Venetian father, I grew up around my grandmother in Mantua, with the scent of pumpkin, rolling homemade pasta, and in Venice with the sharing culture of Cicchetti (aperitivo finger food). Polenta, however, was common to both regions although in Mantua it had a yellow tinge and stark white colour in Venice".
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