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The beginning of a Bacaro Tour

You cannot say to have seen Venice if you have never tried a “Bacaro Tour” before. What is it?


The Bacaro Tour is a walking route that gourmets can do especially for tasting all the variety of Venetian cuisine or while following your artistic or cultural itinerary, you can eat your way through some traditional and delicious cicchetti (Venetian style tapas).

The Bacaro is a typical Venetian inns where often the décor is basic but the atmosphere is cozy and familiar and the little snacks are very scrummy! These small canapés are perfect to be tried just before noon or in the evenings between 6pm and 8pm when everything comes out fresh from the kitchen, in a continuous stream.
Some of the most popular cicchetti (tapas) offered are baccalà mantecato (creamy salt cod), sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines), folpetti (boiled octopus), cuttlefish, fish skewer, meatballs (polpette), devil eggs (uova ripiene), fried fish (pesce fritto), beans and prawns, granseola (spider crab), garusoli (sea snails) or canoce (mantis shrimps), and much more.

Try also the spritz, the Venetian aperitif par excellence, still prepared using the right proportions: 1/3 Prosecco wine (sparkling white wine), 1/3 carbonated water, a slice of lemon and last, according to taste, 1/3 Campari, Cynar, Aperol or Select.
The Best Western Premier Hotel Sant’Elena will suggest you a special Bacaro Tour starting from Sant’Elena area and arriving at Railway Station, actually you can spread this tour over two or more days to appreciate each particular Osteria with no hurry.

1st Stop over: Diporto Velico – Calle Cengio 25, Sant’Elena

The out-of-the-way location of this authentic Venetian Osteria is very close to the Hotel, so you can easly ask for directions to our receptionists. Once there, grab an outside table or dive into the basic but cheerful interior. We suggest you to order schie (grey shrimps) with polenta, and their pièce de resistance, a magnificent fritto misto (mixed seafood fry-up).

Follow us! Next Friday we will tell you the second stop-over!

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