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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice

Venice: 2-Hour Sweet Afternoon

Product ID: 121470
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If you love tradition and are a glutton person, you can’t miss this sweet afternoon. With the supervision of a local lady, you will make your own Nicolotta Cake.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn how to cook a traditional Venetian dessert
  • Visit a Venetian home located near the Frari Church
Full description
During this sweet tour, a Venetian lady will meet you in Campo dei Frari and then lead you into her apartment, located near the Frari Church to spend an afternoon dedicated to tradition and tastes.

The cake you will make, Nicolotta, has its roots in the city of Venice. It is named after the Nicolotti of the parish Church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli, who were mostly fishermen and artisans, ancient rivals of the Castellani (the inhabitants of the district of Castello). When the Serenissima Republic began to decline, Nicolotti women, in order to feed as many people as possible, invented this cake using stale bread instead of flour. In the toughest times, even polenta was used to replace bread.

To end your afternoon in style, you will sip a good cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate while tasting your Nicolotta Cake. After your snack, you will be given a book with the recipes you cooked in the afternoon.
  • Qualified guide
  • Afternoon snack with tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • Cooking the Nicolotta Cake
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of the main entrance of the Frari Church.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Not recommended for participants with allergies or intolerances
• Not wheelchair accessible