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Bacaro Tour in Venice

A Pub Crawl, Venetian Style

Brits have their pubs, Americans their bars, Venetians have bacari - and it is to these social watering holes that locals repair for a refreshing ombra (drink), a cicheto (snack) and a gossip.

Simply furnished with wooden tables and benches, bacari are lively hubs in which generations of Venetians gather to exchange news and laugh with the owners, who are often as much of a draw as the bacari themselves. As well as a broad selection of specialist wines, the bars serve cicheti, tapas-like delicacies such as baby octopus or meatballs. But what is the best way to experience these bacari and how can visitors know which are the best?

Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers an unmissable tour on a vintage wooden boat to the best and most unusual bacari in the city. It is an authentic, local way to discover Venice's waterways, gliding through some of the smaller, more mysterious canals and being welcomed by the great characters that own and run the bars.

You will travel in a Topetta, a traditional, flat - bottomed, wooden boat from the lagoon, originally designed for costal fishing but great for navigating Venice's intricate network of canals. In times gone by the boat would be decorated with lanterns and musicians would play on board on special occasions to create a floating party, which makes it doubly suitable for your Belmond bacaro excursion!

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