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Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

1. Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

Experience one of the most vibrant sites in Venice on a tour of Rialto Market with a friendly chef. Select seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook an authentic Italian meal. Learn the history of the market and the story of the food produce before going to a typical Venetian home for a hands-on cooking class. Prepare a starter, main dish (with homemade pasta) and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Enjoy a glass of wine while you prepare your delicious recipes. Then end your class with a lovely lunch and enjoy the fruits of your hard work, served with plenty of wine of course.

Yummy Cooking Class In Venice

2. Yummy Cooking Class In Venice

The professional chef is Carolyn, an American married to a Venetian, who has lived in Italy for over 20 years, and has won numerous awards for her Venetian cooking. She will welcome you with a glass of prosecco to sip with "cicheti" (Venetian finger food). During the class, you will learn how to to make traditional Venetian dishes. You will learn how to create hand-made fresh pasta, following the traditional Italian style of pasta-making, filled with seasonal vegetables, meat, or both. You will also learn to make lovely, delicate Italian cookies, and a decadent Venetian creamy dessert. Your lesson ends enjoyably at the table (in the warm months it will be on the panoramic terrace, weather permitting). You will sit and taste your delicious creations, chatting over a nice glass of regional wine with Carolyn and any other lesson participants.

Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

3. Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Venice: Half-Day Market Tour and Cooking Class with Cesarina

4. Venice: Half-Day Market Tour and Cooking Class with Cesarina

Join Italy's first and finest network of home cooks. Since 2004, they have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels. Go food shopping like a local with your Cesarina, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labors, accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Benefit from a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Venice: Live Italian Lasagna Cooking Class

5. Venice: Live Italian Lasagna Cooking Class

Discover the secrets of making a traditional Lasagna with fresh pasta, béchamel, and a yummy bolognese sauce. Hear the stories Gabriele can share about the phases explaining the history behind this worldwide famous dish. Towards the end, you will learn about the perfect match of wine with your delicious dish.  Depending on the option you choose you will receive a box with all the necessary ingredients for 4 persons and/or the bottle of Italian wine that matches your homemade lasagna.

Venice: Fresh Pasta Making in Private Venetian Apartment

6. Venice: Fresh Pasta Making in Private Venetian Apartment

This class will be dedicated exclusively to learning the art of making fresh pasta, the ultimate Italian tradition. Make three different types of pasta like spaghetti, tagliolini, gnocchi or ravioli and three sauces made with seasonal meat, fish and vegetables to pair them perfectly. Enjoy the labors of your hard work eating your delicious creations and celebrating with prosecco over a magnificent, private view of Venice. This fun class is suited for children and adults alike. Rest assured, you will be buying a pasta making machine as soon as you get back home to practice your new skills over and over again. Once you learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch, you will never want to go back.

Venice: Cooking Show with a Famous Local Chef

7. Venice: Cooking Show with a Famous Local Chef

Start the show in the enchanting Venetian Patriarchate Seminary, a location full of fantastic artwork and history, close to the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. Here, local chef Ferdinando will show you how to prepare the best Venetian dishes. Your chef will choose only seasonal fresh ingredients in order to serve you the highest-quality food. Following the Venetian cuisine traditions, he will create some simple but unforgettable dishes that you will be able to prepare again in your own home. During this pleasant demonstration, learn about Ferdinando's experiences during his 30-year career, working with different cuisines all around the world. He will provide you with tips and chef secrets to help you enhance your own cooking skills at home. At the end of the demonstration, you can taste what the chef has prepared for you.

Venice: Live Virtual Cooking Class with an Italian Chef

8. Venice: Live Virtual Cooking Class with an Italian Chef

Take part in a live cooking class with a famous Italian chef, all from the comfort of your own home.  Learn the traditional way to prepare a delicious “Spaghetti alla Carbonara”. Learn the secrets of Italian cooking as you follow along with the chef step by step. You will be able to interact directly with the chef as if you were in his kitchen. Your professional chef will also provide an explanation of what Italian wines should be matched to your homemade Carbonara. You will receive a package with all the ingredients, so all you have to do is enjoy.

Private Tour: Cooking Lesson in Venice

9. Private Tour: Cooking Lesson in Venice

Through this tour, the wonderful city of Venice will give you the opportunity to enjoy fabulous experiences which will involve all your senses: the beauty of the city will surprise your sight, but a cooking lesson will involve all the rest! The cooking lesson starts from the Rialto market, where colorful fruits, vegetables and fish-seller counters give an amazingly lively view of the true Venetian life. Here you will buy all the ingredients you need for your cooking class later. Feel the atmosphere of trade and merchants in this ancient place! After this visit, savors and smells of all these products are ready to be transformed into mouth watering dish. Through this tour you will not only experience the city with your eyes, but also learn to taste Venice through its amazing cuisine!

Venice: Live Virtual Tiramisu Cooking Class with Chef

10. Venice: Live Virtual Tiramisu Cooking Class with Chef

Learn how to make the Italian Tiramisu from the comfort of your own home. After booking, you will receive a list of ingredients that you will need to buy in advance. When the time comes, you will join the live cooking class by video call. The professional chef will then guide you through the different stages and techniques of making a traditional Italian Tiramisu. The chef will follow you in every step of the cooking-class and answer any questions you have. 


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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Highly recommend taking this tour! Lorenzo was a fantastic guide, we toured the market, picked what we wanted for lunch and then he taught us how to make pasta. You can choose whatever you would like to make for lunch! We made seafood tagliatelle, stuffed scallops and tiramisu- all washed down with beautiful local wine! A highlight of our trip!

Carolyn was super nice and had lots of great stories to share. The food we made was delicious and she was even kind enough to print off the recipes and send them over to us after the class! Great experience!

A wonderful experience... loved it all...the Rialto markets...the walking ...the cooking and the eating... Lorenzo was very informative...a great cooking instructor and a charming host. 5 star.

Caroline shared with us her knowledge of cooking and also some good addresses. Thank you for a great time with the family!

So much fun! Chef Lorenzo made this class alot of fun for all.