Venice is the only city in the world that can truly be described as unique and being unique isn’t easy to be understood at the first sight. Get orientated in Venice with a guided walking tour.
- Private tour
- Know Venice through a learning by doing experience
- Choose between 3 different itineraries
Duration: 2 hours
Departure point: Campo San Bortolomio (San Marco district)
“A”near Church of Santa Maria della Salute (Dorsoduro district)
“B” near Santa Lucia (Cannaregio)
“C” near Riva degli Schiavoni (Castello district)
Departure time: 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
What you can expect
This educational walking tour will let you discover and understand all the particularities of Venice’s uniqueness. Learn about the reasons of its foundation and its buildings’ technique.
Learn the particular words used to give the names to streets and squares like calle, fondamenta etc.
At the end of this tour you will have a completely different perception of Venice and will have the key to understand its uniqueness and to move around like a native.
At the beginning of the tour you will receive a partially blank map of the city that you will fill and enrich step by step following the information given by your local guide.
You will create a detailed and personalized map based on your real experience, that will help you to move around Venice with a new awareness. A new, funny and interactive way to experience Venice.
Itinerary A – sestieri / districts : San Marco, San Polo, Dorsoduro
Start this educational walking tour from Campo San Bartolomeo, then cross the 16th century dated back Rialto bridge to discover the ancient commercial area of the city. Then you will walk on the back streets to reach Campo San Polo passing by Ca’Foscari a former noble palace dating back to 14th century now housing one of the 3 Venetian Universities .
You’ll continue this informative walk inside the sestiere dorsoduro to reach the ancient sea custom of the city known as “Punta della dogana”. From there enjoy an amazing view on the S. Mark’s basin (great spot for gorgeous pics!).
Then walk back to the Accademia bridge, walking in front of the baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute.
Itinerary B – sestieri /districts : San Marco, Castello, Cannaregio
The tours starts from Campo San Bortolomeo inside the sestiere San Marco, then you will move inside the Castello district to reach Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo with its famous church and the former “Scuola grande di San Marco” now housing the central hospital of Venice.
Reach then Fondamente Nove facing the Venetian lagoon where the islands of San Michele and Murano are located and move inside the sestiere of Cannaregio .
You will discover this amazing area, away from the crowds, rich in gardens and beautiful quiet alleys. Inside Cannaregio you will explore the Jewish ghetto.
The tour will end in Cannaregio close to the railway station S. Lucia.
Itinerary C – sestieri /districts : San Marco and Castello
You will start this educational walking tour from Campo San Bartolomeo inside the sestiere San Marco, walking on the back streets you’ll reach the sestiere Castello , discovering the beautiful church and monastery of San Francesco della Vigna and the Arsenale, the ancient shipyard of the Maritime Republic of Venice,the church of San Pietro di castello,once religious centre of the city.
You’ll walk then back through via Garibaldi admiring the public gardens of the city and reaching the Riva degli Schiavoni , the longest promenade of the city facing the lagoon.
You will end the tour discovering the church where Antonio Vivaldi was baptized (in the same area where the hotel Gabrielli is/pratical for groups catching the boat from there).
- English/French/German speaking Local guide
- Private tour
- Items of personal nature