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Tour Venice with a Sommelier
It was an experience I didn’t know I had on my bucket list until I came across it on Context Travel’s website. Venice with a Sommelier? Sign me up!
The Sommelier was also from Canada and could speak fluent Italian which was a huge bonus for a blogger/photographer who wanted to snap a few shots of the interior of these intimate cicchetti bars.
In order to be any kind of tour guide in Venice you must also be a historian. Each hidden alley and and building had a secret past related to the history of wine production and distribution within the city of Venice particularly Calle de la Malvasia in the Cannaregio area.
Cannaregio, the sestieri of Venice lesser visited by tourists, had a concentrated amount of cicchetti bars within a short distance of each other. There were no crowds like you’d expect them to have, unlike San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Instead, each bar had a few locals discussing their day, paying no mind to our little tour group of 6 as we savoured each sip of Veneto wine.
In the end we settled into a wine bar frequented by Casanova in the 18th Century and dined on popular cicchetti such as mozzarella and calamari fritti, fresh filets of delicate sardines and prosciutto sandwiches.
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