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An essential tour for the understanding of Venice! Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places in the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life in the Serenissima Republic, recalling the charm filled past of this unique city. Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes relating to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, the vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the city’s main shopping street. . After the tour you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. Please note this is a free of charge optional tour of approximately 20 minutes and it is not a part of the tour.
Guided tour with a qualified and experienced guide. From April to October it is monolingual, from November to March the visit can be multilungual,
Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
The visit is monolingual from April to October, from November to March could be bilingual.
The tour is not considered private but is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
Mobile vouchers are accepted
ST. MARK’S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written “TOUR”.
starts 09:00am ends 10:30am Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time