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Per Person (Based on a minimum of 2 people) $404 USD
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The Palazzo Donà, where your class takes place, overlooks the Grand Canal and dates back to the 16th century. The apartment, on the back section of the palace, boasts a view of a private garden with tall trees.

Experience local gastronomical traditions as you interact with a food expert during this hands-on cooking class.

Led by an experienced Italian chef, this behind the scenes lesson will reveal the best flavors of Italy. The dishes you prepare will be based on traditional recipes that you can make at home, and each menu consists of four courses that change according to the season, although all are seafood based. Ingredients for the dishes will be the freshest available, as the chef will have gone to the fish market to purchase them that very morning.

The kitchen you will cook in is designed for classes, with an electric oven, professional machinery, copper and steel saucepans, and many tools for you, the students.

After preparing your meal, you'll sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the impressive dining room, complete with 15-foot tall ceilings and antique furniture. Here, you'll dine in the style of a true Venetian!

  • This tour includes:
  • Hands-on cooking class led by an Italian chef
  • 4-course seafood-based lunch
  • A unique culinary adventure!

Days of Operation

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Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Lunch is included in the price of this tour.
• Please note: The fish market is closed on Sundays and Mondays, so the fish will be bought the day before.
• The Rialto Mercato station is on the western section of Grand Canal, not very far from the Train Station and Piazzale Roma. Only the line #1 ferry, which goes through the Grand Canal, stops there.
• Please alert ShoreTrips in advance of any dietary restrictions or food allergies. We will do our best to accommodate.


• This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants and can accommodate a maximum of 6 participants.
• Please note that the location of the cooking class is located on the fourth floor of an old historical building. You will have to walk up several flights of stairs.
• This tour is not available during the month of August.
• Occasionally the chef may change but all chefs will be professionally trained Italians.