It is absolutely impossible to come to Venice without stepping foot in its most precious and amazing work of art: Saint Mark’s Square. There, centuries of history have seen the sequence of great people who took part in the most lavish events, the most solemn ceremonies and the spectacular celebrations of the popular Venetian Carnival. Every brick, every stone, every piece of mosaic in the square, seem to talk about conspiracies, assemblies, executions, great conquerors, explorers and Doges. There is no other place in the whole city that allows one to time travel, breathing the atmosphere of a great past still so closely bonded to the present and projected into the future. If this has grabbed your attention, just before sunset, we will take a walk in the most beautiful Square of the world starting directly from there. Our free tours are for single persons, couples and families, so we accept a maximum number of 6 people for a single booking. It means that if you are a group of friends of 7 or 10 people or more you can’t book the free tour option but we will be more than happy to offer you a private tour!
The tour will start from Campo della Carità in front of the majestic Accedemia galleries and it will explore the southern part of Venice: Dorsoduro district. We will talk about some of the most important steps of the Venetian history: the plague epidemics, the golden age of commerce and the Napoleonic invasion. We will also have a few laughs regarding fun facts and legends about some of the most extravagants people who inhabited Venice, like the famous Peggy Guggenheim, the great patron of contemporary art.
You will love the mystery hidden bihind Ca Dario, the haunted palace of Venice, and its inhabitants. During the tour you will also have the chance to enter the astonishing Basilica della Salute and you will find out why this church still occupies a special place in the hearts of Venetians. One of the most breathtaking scenic views of the city will force you to take memorable photos and you will be amazed by the panoramic walk along the Fondamenta Zattere.
The itinerary will last about two and half hours and it will end very close to the meeting point. During this tour you will discover artistic treasures and popular traditions, wandering around one of the districts that we love the most.
The ingredients for a wonderful tour are all there: mystery, fun, excitement, traditions…so what are you waiting for to join us? We are looking forward to seeing you!
Our free tours are for single persons, couples and families, so we accept a maximum number of 6 people for a single booking. It means that if you are a group of friends of 8 or 10 people or more you can’t book the free tour option but we will be more than happy to offer you a private tour!
Our meeting point is right under Correr Museum banner.