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PASTA FATTA IN CASA, UN RITO ITALIANO
Homemade pasta ... an Italian rite Pasta is a healthy and balanced dish at the base of Italian cuisine. We will show you how easy it is to bring old traditions to the table with flour, eggs and a little energy. Recipes that we will cook together: - Basic dough for egg pasta - Preparation of tagliatelle or lasagna and preparation of the sauce that can be sauce, tomato or a sauce with seasonal products. - Preparation of stuffed ravioli Other things to note with this lesson we want to make you spend a fun and relaxed day learning something of the Italian tradition
Venice Off The Beaten Track with a Licensed Tour Guide
- PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST IF YOU ARE A SOLO TRAVELER AND THERE ARE NO OTHER BOOKINGS - I’M NOT GOING TO START THE TOUR WITH JUST ONE PERSON Come with me and discover the hidden parts of this amazing city with my Venice off the beaten track walking tour! I will take you to the most authentic Venetian neighborhoods of Cannaregio and Castello, through beautiful discoveries, wonderful locations and some unique curiosities about my city. The purpose of this tour is to show you the real, hidden Venice, leading you to less touristic locations off the beaten track. You’ll get to experience hidden spots full of interesting history, architecture and culture. I offer tours in the most beautiful and authentic districts of Venice, and I am sure to bring you in places that you would not be able to reach and find without me for the most unbelievable experience possible. There’s a whole secret Venice that deserves to be discovered too: that’s what you will do thanks to this Venice tour. Through a nice and relaxing walk around the city calles, you’ll feel and behave more and more as a real Venetian – and this is going to help you enjoy Venice in the best way (and even make you save time and money during your stay here)! Enjoy me to discover the city together Find me on IG @shooting_different
A sparkling day in the Prosecco Hills
Together we will discover the Prosecco Hills... beautiful places of my childhood, where I used to run freely around the vineyards! In the morning, with me and my husband, we will visit a winery located in an area with a beautiful scenery, where we will learn all the secrets of Prosecco wine making and taste some glasses of this famous sparkling wine! We will then visit a local Osteria lost in the middle of the hills, and will have an aperitivo in front of the vineyards, while listening to the delightful singing of the birds! We will meet my family, while enjoying a typical lunch in our family owned osteria, where traditional dishes are prepared using our grandma's recipes, and where the typical "spiedo" meat cooks slowly near the fire! All desserts are home made by my brother and are really a sweet end of a delicious 4 courses meal! We will visit a second winery, where we will meet friends that run a very high quality DOCG Prosecco winery and produce wines using ancient types of vines and lots of passion! Finally, in summer time only (Apr to Oct), there could be the possibility of enjoying a unique picnic experience in a stunning area in the middle of the vineyards.
Sunset and appetizer in Venice
Through this experience you'll see the best of Venice from a different poin of view, from the sea on a luxury sailing boat! With a venetian captain you'll learn also the basic informations about sailing, you have the opportunity to be a sailing crew member.SHERAZADE is a 37 feets sailing boat building by Hanse boats, it is moored in marina sant'Elena, in the heart of Venice, very easy to reach walking from San Marco or by any vaporetto.Once you'll be on the boat we'll have a briefing with the basic rules of navigation with an appetizer before leaving. We'll start from the marina along the main canal of "bacino San Marco", here you could try the basic trick of the basic sailing navigation, you'll can admire the best historical monuments, like Palazzo Ducale, Arsenale, Danieli hotel, San Marco church and San Marco square.In 30 minutes we'll continue along canale della Giudecca admiring La salute church, Canal Grande and Redentore church.After around 1 hour we'll stop in San Giorgio island in front San Marco square, we'll moore to have a visit to San Giorgio island and to have seafood "cicchetti" appetizer accompanied by soft drinks, prosecco and beer and enjoy the unique sunset of the lagoon. Pickup could change
Workshop Murano Glass Experience
The workshops consist of two hours of work and fun divided into two parts. The first involves the use of a glass plate with the eyes will create a design with Murano crystals, called grit, which will then be cooked. The glass will melt and the figure will remain with the guest. The second part, takes place in a phase of the part of the Murano Glass Master. The guests will work the glass with the flame and will feel the pleasant sensation of the ancient lampworking. The workshops are ideal for families with children over 6 who will adore the magic of glass. Other things to note The works completed in the first part of the workshop will be cooked in the oven for about 6 hours and collected the next dayor the same day in agreement with the customers, while for the lampworking the creations can be picked up the same day, after about 2 hours from the end. Workshop duration: 2 hours.. Duration 2 hours.

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Sunset private boat tour
With my small open and comfortable 6 meter motor boat, exclusively for you, we're going to enjoy the sunset in the lagoon, in my opinion the best time to appreciate it, starting from the residential area of Cannaregio, and then sailing to the northern lagoon in the Burano and Torcello area, where you can admire colors and a pristine lagoon, tasting a prosecco doc from our area. In the northern lagoon we will discover unexpected corners, in the area near Burano, breathtaking views and a magnificent sunset view over Venice, until our return to our meeting point.
Learn to row as a Venetian
Are you ready for a unique experience? You will learn how to row a traditional Venetian boat through the canals of the city! We will meet at our boat laboratory, located in the Cannaregio area. We will show you our squero (our gondole laboratory), where we restore and handcraft gondole. We will also introduce you to the world of Venetian boats, explaining their characteristics and peculiarities. After this brief introduction, we will teach you how to row with ancient techniques and show you how to use the oars and other tools in order to have a safe and accurate rowing experience :) This experience is suitable for everyone and at any age.
Glassblowing beginners class in Murano
THIS EXPERIENCE WILL BE HELD IN ENGLISH! First, let me say that this is not for everyone! Glassblowing is an extremely physical craft, so if you are afraid of extreme heat or intense activity then i suggest you to consider the other listings we are offering. There's no other Experience on Airbnb like this one in Venice. Guaranteed! Step 1 - INTRO TO GLASSBLOWING A small 30 minutes lecture and tour in our factory. Step 2 - PRACTICAL EXCERCISES WITH NO GLASS Hands on exercises to develop glassblowing’s basic movements and hand eye coordination (15-45 minutes depending on number of people and on how fast you'll learn) Step 3 - PRACTICAL EXCERCISES WITH HOT GLASS hands on exercises with hot glass to develop a good feeling with the moving 1100°C molten glass (15-45 minutes depending on number of people and on how fast you'll learn) Step 4 - BLOW YOUR OWN MURANO GLASS ARTIFACT You will have time to either make a drinking cup/ornament or a small custom glass vase (time will depend on what you will decide to make and number of people) The piece will have to anneal overnight so you can pick it up the next day (around at 16.00, but NOT on Saturdays and Sundays cause we are off!). We can also ship it worldwide but at your own expense. OTHER THINGS TO NOTE - Its not gonna be easy! You must commit 100% and concentrate deeply. After you will be tired mentally and physically!
Sunrise Couple Photo Shoot tour in Venice
The Couple or Family Photo Shoot tour at sunrise in Venice is a fun experience. It can be done by couples and families. You will discover the amazing city with a Photographer who will shoot candid photos that you will enjoy for decades to come! The Photo Shoot tour starts at sunrise when Venice is not surrounded by tourists and I'll take you to the most beautiful spots in Venice that just a native knows. Venice at sunrise is completely empty because shops are closed and everybody is still sleeping. The tour last 1 hour or a bit more and I will give you 70 photos in HighDimension delivered in 7 days. Before the confirmation please send me aprivate message just to confirm if I'm still available. Other things to note You can chose any outfit but it's preferably long dress for the girl because at sunrise Venice looks extremely elegant
Must Have: Couple Photoshoot in Venice
- We will have a slow walk among the little streets, squares, canals, bridges and sestieri (neighborhoods) while chatting about life and enjoy the weather (as long as it is not raining:). - This experience is perfect for couples that want to discover very genuine parts of Venice, away from the crowds of tourists and learn more about the Italian lifestyle. I know a few spots that are great to have a Spritz-break (or a glass of Procecco.. or both :). - Though is a very active and dynamic activity, I encourage all my couples to take a REAL break from everyday life, enjoy the moment and be present. - If you are professional models, great! If NOT, equally as great! Most of the people I work with are not used to being in front of the camera. I will tell you exactly what to do so you will not feel awkward or stiff. I promise you: NO DOUBLE CHINS and NO HEAVY UGLY FILTERS - I always try to keep everything very fresh, organic and real. To get an idea of my work flow and the type of images you will receive PLEASE visit my blog and look at previous shoots. The only thing I ask you is to bring good energy and enjoy the route! Other things to note - The shoot is exclusively for couples - 2 slots have to be booked for couples. - The tour is available for people with disabilities THE PRICE DISPLAYED IS *PER PERSON*

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Glass experience, Murano, expert teacher
We will welcome our guests in the Murano studio, where many of our crafts and contemporary art works are exhibited. After a first presentation of what we do, we will illustrate to the guests the technique practiced by Andrea, the lampworking of the glass, which is carried out with a small flame and which is used to produce small glass objects. After a first demonstration made by Andrea, in which the glass rods will melt to show how small objects are produced, the guests will be guided towards the production of some simple glass elements (mainly small colored beads). The artifacts that guests will be able to produce can be brought home. Other things to note: The experience is suitable for both individuals and small groups of maximum 4 - 6 people. Experience is recommended from the age of 14. The languages in which the experience is performed are English and Italian. If there are special language requirements (French or Spanish) you should contact us before the experience to check availability. Punctuality is recommended so as not to create inconvenience to other guests.
PASTA FATTA IN CASA, UN RITO ITALIANO
Homemade pasta ... an Italian rite Pasta is a healthy and balanced dish at the base of Italian cuisine. We will show you how easy it is to bring old traditions to the table with flour, eggs and a little energy. Recipes that we will cook together: - Basic dough for egg pasta - Preparation of tagliatelle or lasagna and preparation of the sauce that can be sauce, tomato or a sauce with seasonal products. - Preparation of stuffed ravioli Other things to note with this lesson we want to make you spend a fun and relaxed day learning something of the Italian tradition
Professional Photoshoot in Venice
We will take breathtaking photos of you while enjoying the beauty of Venice together. My work as a photographer is to make you the most beautiful , while capturing the true emotions of the moments. And also to have a fun time together, because this is how the best photos are made. Firstly we will meet and start Rialto area where is Rialto bridge located there ( awesome view with Canal), we will take both posed and artistic photos of you. If That is your first professional photoshoot experience and you worried about posing , don't worry , you work with the professional photographer, I will help you with poses. After that we will walk to San Marco square where is the best place for artistic photos. I will capture your unique photos there, also I will explain the history of this area , and our experience will finish there. During our experience we will visit two main areas in Venice.First Rialto bridge then San Marco square. At the end of experience I will provide you with high resolution photos and of course you will get a lots of historical information about Unique city of Venice.
Tour in barca privata a Venezia e Isole
Offriamo la possibilità di effettuare escursioni con la nostra barca all’interno della laguna Veneta, questo vi consentirà di visitare luoghi inaccessibili, gli angoli nascosti, e pranzare nei locali tipici nelle isole di pescatori, come Venezia, Murano, Burano e Torcello. Le escursioni sono personalizzate e variano in base alle richieste e esigenze dell'ospite, con possibilità di aperitivo in barca al tramonto. Potete trovarci su Instagram: boat_venicetour
Venice Off The Beaten Track with a Licensed Tour Guide
- PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST IF YOU ARE A SOLO TRAVELER AND THERE ARE NO OTHER BOOKINGS - I’M NOT GOING TO START THE TOUR WITH JUST ONE PERSON Come with me and discover the hidden parts of this amazing city with my Venice off the beaten track walking tour! I will take you to the most authentic Venetian neighborhoods of Cannaregio and Castello, through beautiful discoveries, wonderful locations and some unique curiosities about my city. The purpose of this tour is to show you the real, hidden Venice, leading you to less touristic locations off the beaten track. You’ll get to experience hidden spots full of interesting history, architecture and culture. I offer tours in the most beautiful and authentic districts of Venice, and I am sure to bring you in places that you would not be able to reach and find without me for the most unbelievable experience possible. There’s a whole secret Venice that deserves to be discovered too: that’s what you will do thanks to this Venice tour. Through a nice and relaxing walk around the city calles, you’ll feel and behave more and more as a real Venetian – and this is going to help you enjoy Venice in the best way (and even make you save time and money during your stay here)! Enjoy me to discover the city together Find me on IG @shooting_different
A sparkling day in the Prosecco Hills
Together we will discover the Prosecco Hills... beautiful places of my childhood, where I used to run freely around the vineyards! In the morning, with me and my husband, we will visit a winery located in an area with a beautiful scenery, where we will learn all the secrets of Prosecco wine making and taste some glasses of this famous sparkling wine! We will then visit a local Osteria lost in the middle of the hills, and will have an aperitivo in front of the vineyards, while listening to the delightful singing of the birds! We will meet my family, while enjoying a typical lunch in our family owned osteria, where traditional dishes are prepared using our grandma's recipes, and where the typical "spiedo" meat cooks slowly near the fire! All desserts are home made by my brother and are really a sweet end of a delicious 4 courses meal! We will visit a second winery, where we will meet friends that run a very high quality DOCG Prosecco winery and produce wines using ancient types of vines and lots of passion! Finally, in summer time only (Apr to Oct), there could be the possibility of enjoying a unique picnic experience in a stunning area in the middle of the vineyards.
From Venice to the Dolomites
IMPORTANT NOTICE: in case of unavailable date I also invite you to contact me to check the possibility of opening it. Not everyone, among the millions of tourists who come to Venice every year, knows that with a short drive you can visit the Dolomites, the most beautiful mountains in the world. A universe of natural, cultural, artistic, anthropological, sporting and gastronomic beauties that I will introduce you to in their deepest aspects. Then I invite those who love history, and in particular the First World War that in the Dolomites wrote memorable pages, to visit the experience "From Venice to the Dolomites in war" (https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/1120977? source = p2) and contact me to define the reservation. Other things to note All excursions will be scheduled together in advance. They can only take place in favorable weather conditions and only in good physical shape. We accept no direct or indirect liability, civil or criminal, for any damage, injury or illness occurring during the tour.
Private photographer in Venice
[ IG : @jsphotovenice ] Hi, I am a Professional photographer and videographer specializing in Street Photography. I have a great team and we are working together. We will take beautiful photos in the main sightseeing places of Venice so you can take them home as a individual souvenir from your vacation. That will be so fun and unforgettable day. Firstly we meet and start Rialto area where is located Rialto bridge (awesome view with canal) we will take both posed and artistic photos of you. If that is your first time shooting and you don't have enough experience about poses , don't worry ,you work with right photographer , I will help you about poses. Then we will walk through the most famous places in my favorite spots, I will explain the history of that area while i captured the best memories of your day. During our experience we will visit 2 main areas in Venice. 1.Rialto Bridge 2.San Marco square At the end of Experience I will provide you with high resolution photos * Photos will be sent by link * I am also organized private session with other place of Venice . We offer group and private session, so when you are booking, please make sure you are booking what you need. For any kind of special requests (gondola ride, different locations etc.) please contact us before booking.
Tapas & Wines through secret Venice
** JOIN AN AIRBNB BEST-SELLER AND THE MOST RATED FOOD EXPERIENCE IN VENICE - OVER 4500 GUESTS HOSTED! ** (Private tours available also in French, Spanish and Portuguese - get in touch to get a quote for your group) BUONGIORNO from Ciao Italia Travel it! We are a small team of official Venice Guides born and raised in this beautiful place we are lucky to call home -so we pretty much know every little corner and alleyway of Venice! HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS: -Visit 2 authentic "bacari" (traditional bars): a variety of cichetti (traditional venice tapas), spritz & wines INCLUDED! -Opportunity to take some photos of the "real" Venice; -Fun and knowledgeable local qualified guide who will share fun facts about the city; -Ask all the questions you want including local recommendations; -And most importantly, meet NEW FRIENDS from all over the world! WHAT WILL WE DO IN THIS TAPAS & WINE TOUR? After meeting with the group, we'll make our way through the hidden alleyways and over the bridges to discover the real Venice off the tourist track. We will stop at 2 different traditional bars to taste a variety of local wine and "cichetti" (similar to the Spanish Tapas). The tour vibe will be very friendly and enthusiastic, but most importantly we will make sure you will get the most out of the uniqueness of this city-island and, of course, of the food and wine culture!
Unique Photoshoot in Venice
Would you like wonderful photos of your trip to Venice? This experience for you. We will take beautiful photos in the main sightseeing places of Venice, so you can take them home as a individual souvenir from your vacation. First we will meet and start Rialto area Where is located Rialto bridge ( unique view with canal). I will take both posed and natural photos with my Professional Camera. Then we will walk to San Marco square where is the one of the famous place of Venice. You will post professional and unique photos in your social platforms. i will show you find the right poses to capture best look. Even if that your first experience of photoshoot i will help you to relax and have fun. During the experience we will visit 2 main places in Venice. ( Rialto bridge, San Marco square). At the end of experience you will get a lots of historical information about Venice and professional photos from your vacation. For special requests (Gondola photoshoot - special extra charge to be paid to the Gondolier, Burano/Lido islands, Makeup artist - special extra charge to be paid to the artist) contact me before
Sunset and appetizer in Venice
Through this experience you'll see the best of Venice from a different poin of view, from the sea on a luxury sailing boat! With a venetian captain you'll learn also the basic informations about sailing, you have the opportunity to be a sailing crew member.SHERAZADE is a 37 feets sailing boat building by Hanse boats, it is moored in marina sant'Elena, in the heart of Venice, very easy to reach walking from San Marco or by any vaporetto.Once you'll be on the boat we'll have a briefing with the basic rules of navigation with an appetizer before leaving. We'll start from the marina along the main canal of "bacino San Marco", here you could try the basic trick of the basic sailing navigation, you'll can admire the best historical monuments, like Palazzo Ducale, Arsenale, Danieli hotel, San Marco church and San Marco square.In 30 minutes we'll continue along canale della Giudecca admiring La salute church, Canal Grande and Redentore church.After around 1 hour we'll stop in San Giorgio island in front San Marco square, we'll moore to have a visit to San Giorgio island and to have seafood "cicchetti" appetizer accompanied by soft drinks, prosecco and beer and enjoy the unique sunset of the lagoon. Pickup could change
Workshop Murano Glass Experience
The workshops consist of two hours of work and fun divided into two parts. The first involves the use of a glass plate with the eyes will create a design with Murano crystals, called grit, which will then be cooked. The glass will melt and the figure will remain with the guest. The second part, takes place in a phase of the part of the Murano Glass Master. The guests will work the glass with the flame and will feel the pleasant sensation of the ancient lampworking. The workshops are ideal for families with children over 6 who will adore the magic of glass. Other things to note The works completed in the first part of the workshop will be cooked in the oven for about 6 hours and collected the next dayor the same day in agreement with the customers, while for the lampworking the creations can be picked up the same day, after about 2 hours from the end. Workshop duration: 2 hours.. Duration 2 hours.
A Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon
The first and original Aperitif on the Lagoon. You will get on my "topa" boat and you will experience a great Venetian aperitivo with a stunning view of Venice from the outer lagoon and its magic islands :) As soon as we start cruising, I'll start serving you drinks and snacks. The experience will last about 1 hour and a half and you will get to see its most iconic views (San Marco, Giudecca, Lido di Venezia and much more). At the end of this experience I will drop you off at the same spot where I picked you up. This experience is perfect for anyone: singles, couples, families and groups of friends. Other things to note Remember to go to the toilet before getting onboard!
Legends, Ghosts and Ghouls of Venice
The now tranquil streets of Venice where not always so. Have you ever walked down a street alone and felt eyes watching you? Maybe a shadowy figure moving in the distance? Join me as we visit the locations of those local spirits that you've felt and seen in the dark foggy nights. Learn the story behind each one and if they are friend or foe! Shatter your illusions of knights in shining armor that save the day, learn how enemies of the state were dealt with and how desire for power leads even the most noble down dark and twisted paths. Other things to note Please note that Venetian folk lore like many is from a time far before ours. To tell the stories at full effect how they are told among locals, details are very graphic. This tour includes “curse words” and I do not sugar coat the realities of our past world. Please bare this in mind when booking if you are accompanied by children. Please also understand this tour cannot be PG rated if accompanied by children in a public group I heavily advise that you book privately when bringing anyone who might need the graphic details to be removed. This experience is designed to stir your curiosity for the dark side of our collective story.
Hidden Venice on Caorlina rowing boat
PROGRAM Explore a hidden area of Venice in a traditional Caorlina rowing boat, an antique lagoon boat used for transportation and fishing. The Caorlina can host 8 people seated and it's rowed by two oarsmen. At the beginning of the experience, we will navigate slowly through the canals of the Castello sestiere (east part of the Venice historical island) where locals live. You will see an authentic area & neighborhood where most of the tourists will never go, smaller and bigger canals with local boats and typical houses. Then we will access to the EXCLUSIVE zone of the Arsenale basin, where you will be introduced to the Venetian rowing technique "Voga alla Veneta" and you will have the opportunity to try to row yourself in this unique area. Get ready to learn the history of the Arsenale shipyard, founded in 1104, during the Venetian Republic era, and see the magnificent St. Peter's basilica designed by Andrea Palladio in the 16th century and its leaning tower bell in Istrian stone. The Experience lasts 1 hour. Departure and arrival place: Sant'Anna canal. This experience benefits Remiera Casteo, a non-profit sports association officially registered since 1977. Thanks for your suppor Other things to note Guests must: - speak English or French. - be fit to get on board independently - dress code: comfortable. wear flat shoes and hat. - No luggages onboard - No pets allowed IMPORTANT: be on time because it is a group activity and everyone has a strict schedule to explore Venice
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