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"Love at first sight", Venice city walking tour
Prices are generally for the whole group and not per person (except for tours including meals and other entrance fees to attractions included in the tour).
Variations (+ or -) may apply depending on the number of people and will be calculated at the time of booking.
We will visit the main cultural sites: starting from Saint Mark square, the Basilica, Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge and Saint John and Paul Basilica.
About this tour...
The heart of Venice is Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark's Square), considered as the "world's most elegant living room", surrounded by stunning architecture, with its historical cafes embedded in the ancient arcades. Representing a meeting place since the period of the Republic, St Mark's Square is still the favorite destination for the Venetians and the tourists who choose this place to enjoy its beauty.
In the background we find the majestic Basilica, beautifully decorated with precious mosaics, covering the interiors for more than 8000 square meters, and precious marbles, mainly from the Middle East area. The light reflected on the golden mosaics creates a charming and suggestive atmosphere on the inside that changes during the day. The tall bell towers dominates the square, with its nearly 100 metres height and the statue of the Archangel Gabriel on the cusp.
The Ducal Palace, a symbol of the golden age of the Serenissima complete the Square with Torre dei Mori (the clock tower), the engineering masterpiece that has been telling Venice the time for centuries; and the Napoleonic Palace that today hosts the Correr Museum. Then you will admire oldest bridge in Venice, Rialto bridge, built in 1588 by the architect Antonio Da Ponte, substituting the oldest wooden bridge always damaged by fires.
The tour will end visiting the Saint John and Paul Basilica with its marvellous architecture, paintings, frescoes and statues. It is known as the Doge's pantheon, because all doges were buried there.
Please contact the guide if you need transportation from and back to your hotel or cruise terminal
What is included
- Guided tour
What is extra
Museums or churches ticket entrances
This Tour is available in:
Wheel chair friendly
Type of transportation
English, Fançais, Español
Yes the tour is kid friendly.
No, the tour is not wheelchair friendly.
Water boat, taxi.
Meet your guide
Graduated in European Languages for Intercultural Mediation at University of Bari, I decided to complete my studies attending a Master in Management of Arts at École de Commerce in Paris. Then I graduated in Contemporary Art at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Currently, I live and work in Venice where I am licensed tour guide of the city and islands, and in main museums such as Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark Basilica, Ca’ Pesaro Modern Art Museum, Guggenheim Collection and Biennale. I organize guided tours and cultural activities, conferences and events.