Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
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  • Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

    1. Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

    Discover an entirely different Venice as you make your way through a labyrinth of narrow alleyways, where shadows linger and footsteps echo. Imagine a dark silent Venice with no lighting, eerie and spooky. Learn about the public executions in St. Marks Square, the inhumane mental asylums situated on the lagoon islands. Anecdotes of the courtesans, casinos and brothels and of course Casanova and 'the last kissing spot.' There's a story of the mysterious footprints, headless body and the head seen floating in a canal, the assassin alleyway and the murdered women dressed in white. Secret courtyards and architectural gems hidden in the silent alleys, such as the impressive spiral staircase. Finally, the story of the ill-fated Theatre, La Fenice and mystery of the last fire.

    Sergio was a wonderful guide filled with anecdotes and knowledge about the many mysteries in Venice. He also shared a few great recommendations for local restaurants. Can highly recommend! Emma and Marc

  • Venice: Private Overview Walking Tour

    2. Venice: Private Overview Walking Tour

    Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour guided walk away from the main tourist sites and crowds. Make your way through the labyrinth of alleyways towards the famous opera house La Fenice which burned down and has now been rebuilt to its original glory, then a quiet walk towards Palazzo Fortuny once known as Palace of the Orpheans. See the ornate Bovolo spiral staircase (known as ‘of the snail’) tucked away in a tiny courtyard, then onto a view of the Rialto Bridge and Grand Canal, Marco Polo’s house and much more. Take advantage of your expert guides and learn about the Venetian dialect. Hear the history of this enchanting city from your local guides. Discover the extraordinary architectural masterpieces and why they were built that way, learn how Venice lost out on the trade routes when the New World was discovered, leaving Venice medieval forever. Strolling along the narrow streets, “calle” to encou...

  • Secret Venice 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

    3. Secret Venice 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

    Escape the crowds and discover the secret sights of Venice off the usual tourist trail. Follow your private guide to hidden corners between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. Be seduced by the less-discovered side of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Depart Piazza San Marco with its Byzantine basilica and imposing Doge's Palace. Stroll to the pretty square of Campo Santo Stefano, and then see the magnificent spiral staircase of the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Continue to the Campo Manin and the lesser-known Teatro Goldoni opera house. Discover the former confraternity of the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni and more. Along the way, walk over some of the romantic bridges in the city and discover some of the narrow streets known as calli  

  • 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

    4. 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

    On the first day, depart from the Roma Termini Train Station at 6:50 AM. In three and a half hours you will reach the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station, where you will meet your guide. Upon arrival in Venice, you will check in at the hotel. Your unforgettable journey will start from here. Walking along the Grand Canal and crossing the historic center of Cannaregio with its delightful little streets, you will head towards to San Marco Square where you can admire the most famous monuments of Venice, such as the 700-year-old basilica of San Marco and its museum as well as the San Marco Campanile. Also see the Clock Tower of the first Renaissance building, the Ducal Palace in Venetian Gothic style and the Bridge of Sighs, where you can take romantic and unforgettable photos. After lunch, you will head for the magnificent Rialto Bridge, where you can admire the splendid view of the Grand Cana...

  • Venice Skip-the-Line Sights and Gondola Ride

    5. Venice Skip-the-Line Sights and Gondola Ride

    Your shared or private tour begins with skip-the-line access to the Doge's Palace, the pinnacle of Venice's Gothic architecture, through the Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on the waterfront. This monumental complex was the symbol and center of the political and administrative life of the Serenissima. It performed several functions: the Doge’s residence, the seat of government, court of justice and prisons. The Palace was for centuries the symbol of the wealth and power of the Venetian Republic. Next, a guided tour through the streets of Venice will take you from St. Mark’s Square to the Rialto Bridge. The hustle and bustle of the shopping district will give way to the quiet, more atmospheric back alleys where the sky is reflected in the gently flowing water, voices echo in the distance and each palace has a story to tell. The ancient 'fondaci' of the foreign merchants and the...

  • Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    6. Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    Meet your guide in St. Mark's square for a brief  historical introduction of the most powerful maritime empire of the Mediterranean Sea. The Doge's Palace, the Basilica and the square are highlights that must be visited for their beauty and historical importance by anyone who comes to Venice. From here walk passing by San Moisè church to reach the world famous Teatro La Fenice. The theater, totally restored, except the external walls, still has the charm and elegance of ancient times, when nobles and courtesans enjoyed classical music and operas here. Continue to Campo Manin with the impressive statue of the last Doge, Daniele Manin. Continue along a very tiny street, reach Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, with its external original marbled staircase. A real architectural gem characterized by a mix of different styles (Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine). The staircase is called 'del Bovol...

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What people are saying about Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 20 reviews

We are a very young couple who are interested in history, but have already seen enough of the conventional landmarks. Our guide was a very hard-working and informative history professor, who really peppered each of the stories with interesting details and almost brought the past to life through his stories. In addition, you pass parts of Venice that you would otherwise have overlooked. I can recommend the tour for everyone who wants a little twist on normal sightseeing. :)

Very good experience allowing us the visit and a personalized discovery of the city using the small streets outside the main arteries. A bath in the splendor of the past but also the discovery of the Venetian life of today ... To do and to do again

The meeting point is not 100% clear. House number does not match museo correct. That was confusing. Otherwise a great evening with our very nice guide. He speaks perfect German and is very competent. We liked it very much and learned a lot.

Sergio was a wonderful guide filled with anecdotes and knowledge about the many mysteries in Venice. He also shared a few great recommendations for local restaurants. Can highly recommend! Emma and Marc

thanks to our guyide sergio we had a great time! ! ! He knew how to adapt to our group: 2 children 4 adults, Venice at nightfall .... magic ..... just to do! ! ! ! !