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Classic Venice

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10 EUR

This is a must if it's your first time in Venice. Explore top and off-the-beaten-path venues.
You'll get your boundaries right and grow more confident about the maze of Venice wandering through it's major, but not all tourist, sights, I promise.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Italian
Tour by antonella
Local

Hello there! This is Antonella, a Venetian born and raised travel and culture addicted tour guide and tour leader. When in Venice I don't offer only the factual information clients expect but also a cultural context that creates a more rewarding experience. I sense the kind of guest in front of me and adapt in no time delivering a tailor-made tour.

When I don't lead/guide I act as an active member of a theatre company. My passion for theatre is very useful for my profession as I never "lecture" my guests: I actually engage them.

When I don't act I write, obviously about travel!
I live in Venice since I landed here for university studies. Later, I never wanted to leave the city, which I love deep down, if not to travel the world, of which I feel a citizen.
I love my job because it allows me to combine passion for foreign languages and for this incredible city, with history, art, architecture, food (get ready for some gourmet tours!) and for theater which, as a matter of fact, in Venice is a long-time tradition.

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Highlights

  • Bridge of Sighs, linking Doge's Palace to the renaissance palace of the New Prisons
  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa
  • Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo
  • Area where Marco Polo and his large family lived before he left with his uncle and traveled to China through the silk road

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Description

Set out on foot for a 2-hour walking tour to discover the highlights of Venice. Head to St Mark's Square, the heart of political and religious power of the Venetian Republic for centuries. Here you can spot the grand 11th century church of St Mark’s Basilica, nicknamed the Church of Gold for its sheer opulence and position as a status symbol of Venetian wealth.
Adjacent is St Mark’s Campanile, the imposing 12t h century bell tower, standing at 323 feet tall. Visually dominating the entire northern stretch of the square are the arcaded Procuratie Vecchie buildings, in classical and Gothic style.
Just off the square, and lining the Grand Canal, admire the Gothic style exterior of the 13th century Doge’s Palace, former residence to the supreme ruler of the Venetian Republic of antiquity.
Learn of its adjoining former prison, connected to the Palace by the Bridge of Sighs, which retains the true secrets of how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world.
You’ll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo and Casanova, continuing along to the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Venetian palaces, and the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (considered the Pantheon of Venice).
Your walking tour concludes at the evocative Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal. From here, you may continue with independent exploration or return to your hotel.

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What’s included & not included

  • My guiding
  • My knowledge
  • My answers to your questions
  • anything you might need or wish to buy

Meeting point

between the 2 big white columns adjacent the waterfront, very close to Doge's Palace (Piazza San Marco, Venice, VE, Italy)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

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10 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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