Delicious Expeditions in Venice
May 13-19, 2018
To truly know Venice is to explore its lagoon, travel its waterways, and discover its centuries-old cuisine, fished from its waters and grown in its gardens.
Dine on Venetian cuisine while learning the lagoon’s fascinating history of fortune and fame. Glide through its ancient canals, surrounded by the mesmerizing beauty of its buildings and churches, its markets and squares.
Accommodations are at the Locanda Cipriani on the island of Torcello and Al Ponte Mocenigo in Venice. Opened since 1935, the Locanda became a legend after Ernest Hemingway wrote 'Across the River and Through the Trees' during his stay. As a result, the Locanda became a destination for the exclusive world of European royalty and celebrities, world-renown artists and writers.
For more on Locanda Cipriani click here: www.locandacipriani.com
$3200 per person, double occupancy
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*Included in the Venice cooking vacation are 3 nights accommodations at the Locanda Cipriani in Torcello and 3 nights at Al Ponte Mocenigo in Venice, all transportation after arriving in Torcello, all group activities, cooking demonstrations and classes, and all meals, except for those not specified in the itinerary (1 lunch and 1 dinner). Also included is a 6-day vaporetto pass for all the island ferries and a pass for the civic museums.
A $1000 deposit is needed to secure your place in our tour. Since the number of participants is limited and accommodations vary, early registration is advised.
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An Insider's Journey to Venice and its Lagoon
Arrive to the island of Torcello and Locanda Cipriani at your leisure. Evenings cocktails and introductions in the garden before a multi-course welcome dinner at the hotel’s famed restaurant.
See Venice photo gallery
Explore the Lagoon
Tour Torcello's Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the oldest in the lagoon. Built in 639, it's known for its perfect marriage of art and spirituality. Then enjoy some free time on the lace making island of Burano before boarding a replica of an ancient bragazzo for a private tour of the lagoon. We'll visit San Erasmo (Venice's garden), San Andrea Fortress and Lazzaretto Nuovo, the former quarantine island. Cooking demonstration with dinner in the Cipriani kitchen.
Murano & Venetian Cooking
Explore Murano--the historic home of Venice's glass making tradition. Then head to the tiny monastery island of San Francesco del Deserto before a cooking class dinner at the famous Gatto Nero restaurant on Burano. Meet the lovely Bovo family and learn about running one of the lagoon's oldest restaurants. (Both Anthony Bourdain and Jamie Oliver have shot episodes for their shows here.)
St. Marks & the Grand Canal
We’ll transfer to Venice in a private water taxi, enjoying the views as we pass picturesque islands and canals. After settling in at our new hotel: Al Ponte Mocenigo, we'll head to St. Marks Square for a private tour of the Basilica. Lunch at a nearby trattoria. Free afternoon to take advantage of your museum pass.
Cooking on the Lido
Take a boat over to the Lido for a cooking class lunch at Acqualina featuring the cuisine of Milan, including one of its most popular dishes--Ossobuco. Afternoon visit to an 18th century silk weaving factory, followed by a gondola ride in the back canals. Free evening.
Rialto Market & Seasonal Cooking
We'll start the day with a walking tour of Venice, which highlights the extraordinary history of this ancient island. Peruse the stalls of the Rialto market, one of the oldest in Europe, before a cooking class lunch featuring seasonal produce. Farewell dinner at the Bistro du Venise, where we'll have a historical Venetian meal taken from a 16th century cookbook.
After a final breakfast together, depart for the train station or airport. If you’d like to spend a few extra days in Venice, we’d be happy to help with the arrangements.
*Itinerary subject to change depending on local festivals and concerts.