Fish shopping in Rialto and home cooking in Murano

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 5
Mobile ticket


Don't just sit in a restaurant but be a true Venetian! Let's pick the best fresh fish at the Rialto market, cross the Canal Grande on a gondola and hurry up heading home. Be your own chef at my place in a state of the art kitchen overlooking the canal.
Become a venetian! Fish tastes better when it is fresh, seasonal and local, especially if you personally buy it and cook it at home with the tips of a local guy!


  • Lunch - 3 courses meal
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Prosecco and wine
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Moka coffee & liquors
  • Gondola ferry crossing Canal Grande
  • Tour Leader & Nature and Interpretive Guide
  • Visit & Shopping at Rialto fish market

What to expect

We will meet at the market place in Venice: Rialto: its fish market is noisy, raw, authentic and full of true venetian life. Fish is artfully arranged on stalls covered with deep layers of crushed ice, seagulls wander among the fishmongers calling out today's catch, local people purposefully browse the stalls scattered in the two halls of the "Pescheria", as generations of venetians have been doing so in the last 800 years!
As soon as we made our best choice for fish, we will cross the Canal Grande on Gondola ferry, very probably together with some local housewives hurring up heading home! We will have a 15 minutes walk through hidden "calles" up to Fondamente Nuove, where will get home in Murano thanks to a short vaporetto ride.
We will cook our meal together while tasting some glasses of prosecco, some appetizers and enjoying the view on the canal from the dining room.
Then it will be time to check if we made the best choice at the market and enjoy our lunch: we will have some pasta with a tasty fish sauce while a seabass will be going to be cooked to perfection!
We will then say arrivederci only after a strong Italian coffee, of course brewed from a moka machine!

Stop At:

• Mercati di Rialto, Campo della Pescaria Vicino il Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice Italy
• Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy
• Cannaregio, Venice Italy
• Murano, Murano, Veneto

Sample Menu

• Sundried tomatoes and mixed antipasti - Biological sundried Tomatoes and Italian vegetable antipasti. Spritz, the Aperitivo drink based on white wine and Aperol/Campari/Cynar
• Spaghetti alla busara (Spaghetti with tomatoes and stewed clayfish) - A tasty recipe, encased in the Venetian tradition. It is considered one of the most important dishes of the Venetian cuisine.

• Oven-baked seabass with potatoes - Cooking in the oven wil preserve the fresh and original taste of the fish and of the Adriatic sea, enriched by the flavours of fine herbs and spices.
• Italian moka brewed coffee & local liquors - We will end up our meal with a strong italian coffee accompanied by local liquors

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
February 2023

This experience with Valerio was amazing! I was traveling with my parents and we asked to do a private tour for Covid concerns and this turned out to be the best decision ever! We came to Venice for the day from where we were staying in Bologna and Valerio met us right at the train station and e...

October 2022

If you want to feel like a real Venetian, then immerse yourself in this glorious day of cooking. Our host Valerio met us at the Rialto market where together we learnt about all the wonderful local produce.His knowledge is extensive,his hospitality vast. As a group we all had an opportunity to ge...

October 2022

This was such a wonderful experience. From meeting Valerio in Rialto to spending the day with the other four guests cooking at his home, everything was terrific. Valerio took the time to make sure we were involved in the process from picking out the fish at the Rialto market as well as the vegeta...

July 2021

Perfect Venetian experience - Valerio‘s profound Knowledge of Venice and its history accompanies this market shopping, walking and cooking Tour at every step! The oven-cooked branzino and the artichoke hearts were so tasty and the served wine from the vinyards of confiscated Mafia land went toget...

June 2021

The guide and the fish stands. The variety of fish types was unexpected. It was fun to buy fresh fish and then cook and eat it.

October 2020

It was a totally enjoyable and immersive day. The food shopping was great fun, the cooking lesson informative and the meal delicious. Valerio was a knowledgeable and lively guide. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting a break from churches and museums and hoping to learn more abou...

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