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Discover Venice: city centre walking tour

by Venice Events Duration 1h 20m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$38

Discover Venice’s most unusual and characteristic corners during this charming walking tour. Experience a lesser-known Venice, wandering through its back streets and small hidden squares starting in Saint Mark's Square and reaching Rialto Bridge, and learn a little about what its like living in this unique city.

Meet your local guide in front of the Clock Tower in Saint Mark's Square, and let yourself be lead through the labyrinth of alleyways, squares or “campi” and hear about the history, stories and the local Venetian dialect. On leaving the square, you will stop in front of the Fenice Theatre, one of the most famous Opera House's in Europe, learn about its glorious but also troubled history. Passing through other hidden corners of the city you will be able to discover the history of Venice, through its prominent architectural sights.

Admire the Bovolo Staircase, a Renaissance masterpiece, and one of Venice's finest architectural jewels; this fascinating and complex spiral staircase is part of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and dates from 1499. It is tucked away in a small courtyard close to Campo Manin. Before heading back towards Saint Mark's Square, you will make a stop close to the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal and discover what made it the historic centre of the commercial area of the city.

Discover Venice’s most unusual and characteristic corners during this charming walking tour. Experience a lesser-known Venice, wandering through its back streets and small hidden squares starting in Saint Mark's Square and reaching Rialto Bridge, and learn a little about what its like living in this unique city.

Meet your local guide in front of the Clock Tower in Saint Mark's Square, and let yourself be lead through the labyrinth of alleyways, squares or “campi” and hear about the history, stories and the local Venetian dialect. On leaving the square, you will stop in front of the Fenice Theatre, one of the most famous Opera House's in Europe, learn about its glorious but also troubled history. Passing through other hidden corners of the city you will be able to discover the history of Venice, through its prominent architectural sights.

Admire the Bovolo Staircase, a Renaissance masterpiece, and one of Venice's finest architectural jewels; this fascinating and complex spiral staircase is part of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and dates from 1499. It is tucked away in a small courtyard close to Campo Manin. Before heading back towards Saint Mark's Square, you will make a stop close to the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal and discover what made it the historic centre of the commercial area of the city.

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3:45 PM, Discover Venice in English

Duration 1h 20m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$37.19

Total price is AU$37.19, taxes included

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Discover Venice: city centre walking tour

Activity Location

Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Post office in Calle Larga Ascensione, 1256 San Marco

    1256 Calle Larga Ascensione

    Venezia 30124


Highlights

  • Guided walk away from the crowds to discover hidden Venice;

  • Fully qualified guide covering Saint Mark's Square & Rialto;

  • Visit hidden sights: Fenice Theatre & the Bovolo Staircase;

  • Live audio commentary in English, French, German, Spanish;

  • Pick up from a centrally located meeting point.


Inclusions

  • Guided Tour of the area covering Saint Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge;

  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary in English, French, German, Spanish.


Exclusions

  • This tour does not include inside visits to museums or attractions;

  • Optional service charges;

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off;

  • Food and drink.


Know Before You Book

  • This is an external walking tour only;

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time;

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible;

  • This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility.