Walking City Tour of Venice
Starting in Saint Mark's square, this 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.
- Discover hidden campi and churches in the less crowded area behind San Marco
- End your tour in Saint Mark's square passing through the Mercerie, the shopping connection street between Rialto and San Marco
- Enjoy walking with your local guide
- Local guide
- Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary
- Entrance fee
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Please note:the tour starts from a meeting point. Child of 0-5 years old is free.
The tour starts with a historical introduction of St. Mark's Square, and its architectural delights, allowing you to discover the history of the majestic St. Mark's Basilica, the illustrious Doges Palace, once the seat of the power of the Republic of Venice, and the extraordinary, renaissance clock tower.
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.
Discover campo Santa Maria Formosa and campo San Giovanni & Paolo with its Basilica the place where the doges of Venice were buried.
The former residence of Marco Polo, probably the most famous Venetian merchant, and the Malibran theatre are also part of the itinerary.
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.
At the end of your walking tour, come back with your local guide in Saint Mark's square passing through the Mercerie, the shopping street between Rialto and San Marco.