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Campo San Polo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

1. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of cicchetti, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

2. Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Venice at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Venice’s most important attractions on foot. Start your tour at the imposing Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Visit Campo San Polo, the second largest square in Venice. Photograph the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal and admire the Chiesa di San Salvatore with a history dating back to the 7th century. Head next to the bustling Piazza San Marco, the largest and most famous square in Venice. Admire San Marco Basilica with its ornate mosaics. Admire the Pallazo Ducale Palace, the symbol of Venice. Visit the miraculous San Zaccaria Church and the Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci with its characteristic leaning tower, ornate interior, and walls with gilded portraits. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Venice: City Introduction Smartphone Guide

3. Venice: City Introduction Smartphone Guide

Guide yourself through the beautiful city of Venice with the help of an interactive smartphone guide. Come across landmarks such as the Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, and San Marco Basilica, and learn unique insights about the history behind each of them. After downloading the app, start your guide at Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Visit Campo San Polo, the second largest square in Venice, followed by Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal, and the Chiesa di San Salvatore, dating back to the 7th Century.  Admire the Teatro la Fenice and be amazed by the striking architecture of the Teatro La Fenice. Snap a photo at the iconic Piazza San Marco, the largest and most famous square in Venice. Visit the San Marco Basilica, Pallazo Ducale Palace, and the miraculous San Zaccaria Church. The icing on the cake of this interactive adventure will be the Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, with its characteristic leaning tower, ornate interior, and walls with gilded portraits. Be guided by the app with specific directions to each location and discover at your own pace. Simply press 'pause' when you wish to take a break, then restart the guide when you're ready. Hear fascinating stories and urban legends associated with every monument you see.

Venice: All-in-One Highlights Tour including Gondola Ride

4. Venice: All-in-One Highlights Tour including Gondola Ride

Experience the wonders of Venice on a guided walking tour past city highlights like the Frari Chapel, San Polo Square, and Doge’s Palace. Float through the city's dreamy canals and under charming bridges on a gondola ride. Select either a private or group tour and set out to discover Venice. Meet your guide at Santa Lucia station for group tours, or at any location of your choice for our private tours, and begin your Venice adventure. Get your camera ready for your stroll through one of the world's most romantic cities. Walk across the first bridge and pass by the 15th-century San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Stop at San Polo Square, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for Carneval. Make your way to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink at the market, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping. Cross the grand Rialto Bridge and take in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. Be awed by the grandeur of the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning St Mark's Basilica and its clock tower and the Campinale (bell tower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years served as the government administration center for the region. Hop aboard a gondola and step back in time on this mode of travel that was once regularly used by upper class Venetians. Take in views of the city from the water and pass under romantic bridges. Finish your tour in St Mark's Square.

Venice: Walking Art Tour

5. Venice: Walking Art Tour

Enjoy the perfect introduction to the unique expressiveness of Venetian art on this tour. From Bellini to Titian, Tintoretto to Veronese, Venice’s remarkable art scene is rivaled only by Florence for its influence on the development of Renaissance culture. During your tour, discover how art is an indelible part of city life, woven into the urban fabric in the shape of countless palaces and churches, meeting halls, and museums.  Come face-to-face with some of the greatest masterpieces ever painted, and in the company of an expert guide, learn how art has shaped the city in unforgettable locations often overlooked by tour itineraries. At the Accademia Gallery, see masterpieces such as Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man and other highlights by all the biggest names in Venetian art. In the Basilica dei Frari, wander around Venice’s most spectacular church, adorned with masterpieces by Titian, Bellini, and Donatello. Finally, discover why the Scuola di San Rocco is known as Tintoretto’s Sistine Chapel for good reason. Throughout your tour, wander through the narrow streets and canals of one of Venice’s most charming districts, Dorsoduro. Come across a wonderful array of hidden churches and palaces, like the spectacular Ca’ Rezzonico perched on the waters of the Grand Canal.

Ravenna Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola Ride

6. Ravenna Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola Ride

Enjoy a stress-free transfer with your luggage from Ravenna port on a day trip to Venice. Store your luggage and go on a guided walking tour to admire sights like Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, St Mark's Basilica, and Frari Chapel. Have the option to add a gondola ride to round off your experience. Be greeted by your host and hop aboard an air-conditioned bus with plenty of room for luggage storage. Sit back and relax as you take in views of the Italian countryside on the ride to Venice. Upon arrival, meet your guide and leave your luggage securely locked away on the bus. Transfer from the bus parking area to Piazzale Roma to begin your walking tour. Stroll across the first bridge and make your way to the San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Next, stop at Campo San Polo, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for carnival. Head to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping (at your own expense). Cross the Rialto Bridge and soak in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. See the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning the ancient Basilica and its clock tower along with the Campanile (belltower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years, served as the government administrative center of the region. Afterward, transfer to the luggage storage, or if you select the optional gondola experience, begin your ride through the city's canals before collecting your luggage.

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What people are saying about Campo San Polo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 636 reviews

Ana was a great local guide, answered all of our question and have great recommendations. We only had a short time in Venice, and this tour was a great way to see a good bit of the city and taste a variety of traditional foods.

It was very fun and tasty. We wish we had done this on the first day of our Venice stay. We would certainly have changed the way we ate while there. Vanessa was a great guide.

Alice did an amazing job providing information about authentic and local food and about life as a resident in Venice.

My adult daughter and I LOVED this food tour! It was fun and the food sampling’s were excellent!

Vanessa was very interesting and fun. Lots to eat!