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Venice Guided Walking tour

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Outdoor visit of the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. Route: St Mark's Square, Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Marco Polo's House and Malibran Theatre and return to St Mark's Square.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Piazza San Marco

Starting in Saint Mark’s square, this atmospheric walking tour will then whisk you away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area. A qualified guide will walk you through the hidden squares, winding canals and historical buildings providing you with a perfect introduction to the origins, symbols, traditions, architecture, and life in current day Venice. The tour starts with a historical introduction of St. Marks’s Square, and its architectural delights, allowing you to discover the history of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the illustrious Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the power of the Republic of Venice, and the extraordinary, renaissance clock tower.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Campo Santa Maria Formosa

Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance, through its labyrinth of narrow alleys - “calli”, many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares - “campi”. You can expect to discover campo Santa Maria Formosa, one of the largest squares in Venice with its church, named after its visitation of the Holy Virgin.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo where you will be able to admire the famous church, the resting place of several Doges; and the equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni, an Italian mercenary Captain.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Casa di Marco Polo

The former residence of Marco Polo in Corte Seconda del Milion, probably the most famous Venetian merchant.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Teatro Malibran

The Malibran theatre (only external) is also part of the itinerary. The theatre of San Giovanni Grisostomo was built in only four months at the end of 1677. It was renovated many times and the renovation of 1919, gave us the theatre, as we know it today.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Piazza San Marco

Throughout the tour, our local guide will provide you with historical facts, point out architectural places of interest, and share fascinating anecdotes on how Venice has developed over the ages, and how Venetians live today. The one hour and 30 minute tour concludes in Saint Mark's Square.

Duration: 5 minutes