Discover the incomparable art and architecture of Venice on a private walking tour that focuses on areas of architectural richness, away from the crowds. See the Church of San Salvador, Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Marco Polo’s house, and more.
What to Expect
Explore the incomparable art and architecture of Venice on a private walking tour that gets off the well-trodden paths. Departing from the 12th-century Church of San Salvador, close to the Rialto Bridge, head off after a brief introduction and discover of some of the most beautiful architecture Venice has to offer.
You will keep away from St Mark's Square and the main sights, concentrating on less known treasures that reveal the evolution of a broad range of artistic images and architecture in “La Serenissima.”
With your own private guide you will get answers to questions about sites, such as the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, known as the known as “Pantheon of Venice,” and the burial site of Venetian doges after the 15th century. Admire the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the most beautiful squares in Venice, and see the sublime Corte del Milion, named after Marco Polo’s account of his travels in the Far East.
You will see Polo’s house in the Cannaregio, the northernmost of the 6 historic sestieri, and the main route into the city until the construction of the railway link. The historic district leads on to the Grand Canal, and was the site of the Venetian Ghetto, as well as the stunning Ca' d'Oro, which literally - and appropriately - translates as “Golden House.”
- Private licensed guide for 2 hours
- Hotel pick-up on arrangement from hotels within the St Mark's area
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees to churches
- Food and drink
Know Before You Go
• Should you wish to enter a church, please ensure your shoulders and knees are covered