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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.  

Private Venice Art Tour: The Colours of the Floating City

2. Private Venice Art Tour: The Colours of the Floating City

You probably know Venice, the spectacular floating world of canals and islands, as a city of water. But that’s not its only claim to fame: the city known as La Serenissima is also one of the world’s greatest cities of art. From Bellini to Titian, Tintoretto to Veronese, Venice’s remarkable art scene is rivalled only by Florence for its influence on the development of Renaissance culture. And it’s everywhere – in Venice the story of 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. Inspired by the stunningly vibrant environment all around them, Venetian painters were beguiled by the unpredictable charms of colour, and our Venice Art Tour is the perfect introduction to the unique expressiveness of Venetian art. Join us to come face-to-face with some of the greatest masterpieces ever painted, and in the company of one of our expert guides learn how art has shaped the city in unforgettable locations often overlooked by tour itineraries. The magnificent Accademia is one of the world’s premier art galleries, home to Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man amongst other highlights by all the biggest names in Venetian art. In the Basilica dei Frari we’ll wander around Venice’s most spectacular church, adorned with masterpieces by Titian, Bellini, Donatello and others. Finally, discover why the Scuola di San Rocco is known as Tintoretto’s Sistine Chapel for good reason – over the course of 20 years the master adorned the Scuola with 60 massive paintings that showcase the genius of Venetian art like nowhere else. And that’s not all: this special itinerary weaves through the narrow streets and canals of one of Venice’s most charming districts, Dorsoduro. Along the route we’ll come across a wonderful array of hidden churches and palaces, like the spectacular Ca’ Rezzonico perched on the waters of the Grand Canal. The brilliant colours of this vibrant Venetian landscape seem to be lifted straight from the amazing paintings we’ll encounter on this tour. In Venice, life imitates art - experience it for yourself! Classic sights included in our itinerary: The Accademia Gallery The Scuola di San Rocco The Basilica dei Frari

Leonardo da Vinci Museum and San Polo Private Tour

3. Leonardo da Vinci Museum and San Polo Private Tour

Join this original tour to learn about the time when Leonardo da Vinci was employed as a military architect and engineer, devising methods to defend Venice from naval attack. Immerse yourself in the true story of the greatest Renaissance man and see the excellent exhibitions on his genius. Discover the traces of Leonardo da Vinci in San Polo, Venice! Choose the 2,5-hour option to see the best of San Polo and visit the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum in Campo S. Rosso. While this tour will be focused mostly on Leonardo’s life and work, you will also learn many interesting facts about the Venetian Golden Age, when the old neighborhood of San Polo was the center of the city’s commercial trade. You will pass important monuments such as the Rialto Bridge and San Giacomo di Rialto, the oldest church in Venice. Feel the lively atmosphere of the famous Rialto Market, wander around Campo San Polo and admire the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. The highlight of this walking tour will be a visit to the excellent Leonardo da Vinci Museum. With skip-the-line tickets you can save time and go straight in without waiting in long lines. Explore the high-resolution digital reproductions of Leonardo’s most famous paintings, writings, machines and inventions. Many exhibits are interactive, so both adults and children can play with them and learn the principles of mechanics and physics. Your 5-Star Guide will help you understand how the genius behind da Vinci’s works! Choose the 3,5-hour option to learn even more about the genius and creations of Leonardo da Vinci with a visit to the Chiesa di San Barnaba. This small 18th century church located in the artsy district of Dursoduro displays interactive mechanical, aerospace and hydraulic machines invented by Leonardo. It’s a great place for solo travelers and families who like to learn through play. The church is also well known for its appearance in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade film, so every movie fan will love it!

Christmas Tales of Venice Walking Tour

4. Christmas Tales of Venice Walking Tour

Step into the magic of the holiday season with a two-hour Christmas walking tour of Venice's most stunning landmarks. Begin your journey at the majestic Palazzo Ducale, a Gothic-style palace and former seat of government. From there, stroll through St. Mark's Square, the iconic heart of the city, and admire its grand architecture and festive decorations. Continue to Campo Manin, a spacious public square surrounded by historic buildings, and marvel at its stunning holiday lights. Cross the iconic Rialto Bridge, a symbol of Venice's rich history and commerce, and take in its twinkling lights as you walk across. Next, visit Campo San Polo, one of the largest public squares in Venice, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling market area. Conclude your tour at the stunning Basilica S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, a stunning Gothic-style church renowned for its beautiful altarpieces, sculptures, and stained-glass windows. Let the beauty of Venice enchant you this holiday season!

San Polo and Rialto: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

5. San Polo and Rialto: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Learn the history of Venice as told through the tales of its prominent merchants, courtesans, and painters in San Polo, the site of the city's main market since 1097. The tour starts near the Rialto area. Venice was a city where west met east, and exotic items such as silk and spices were traded alongside traditional goods like copper and wood. The city's courtesans were well-off in this golden age and lived in sumptuous apartments. They were often accomplished musicians and raconteurs, and some were even deployed as secret spies for the state. Focus will then shift to the Venetian artists, with a visit to the Gothic Frari church, which dwarfs the eastern side of San Polo. Built by Franciscans in the 13th century, it is one of the city's largest places of worship. Simply the sheer size of its striking interior will amaze you, let alone the quality of its High Renaissance masterpieces – Titian's Assumption being the most famous.

Venice Carnival Traditions Private Tour with Mask Workshop

6. Venice Carnival Traditions Private Tour with Mask Workshop

Do you know why people put on elaborate masks when celebrating the annual Carnival of Venice? Get a first-hand experience of local culture and discover the history and traditions of the most famous masquerade ball in the world on a private tour of The City of Masks. Enjoy a private experience tailored to your interests. Choose the 2-hour option to discover what the Venice Carnival is all about, from special events to festive snacks. Whether you have been to the festival before or not, the amazing stories from your Local Guide will make you experience the fun and excitement of this unique Venetian tradition. Learn about the origin of this annual event, the famous carnival masks and costumes, and the legend of the white girl and dove as you stroll around the historic St. Mark’s Square. Imagine how the entire square transforms into a runway that features an endless parade of excited masquerades and see the beautiful Basilica of Saint Mark, the Doge’s Palace, and the Astrological Clock of Torre dell'Orologio. As you meander in the charming back alleyways, the guide will tell you the history behind Festa delle Marie, the Plague Doctor, and the long mask making tradition. Pass the crowds gathered at the iconic Rialto Bridge and admire San Giacomo di Rialto, the oldest church in the city, and the medieval merchant houses from the Venetian Golden Age around Campo San Polo. Learn about the La Festa Veneziana sull'acqua water show on the Grand Canal and admire the Palazzo Zeno, which hosts the famous Casanova Grand Ball. You will pass the imposing Basilica S.Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and end the tour outside a traditional mask making atelier. Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your carnival experience with the exclusive "paint your own mask" workshop! Masks are what makes Venice Carnival so unique, and it's an ancient tradition that dates back to the 5th century. This hands-on experience allows you to learn how to decorate your own Venice Carnival Mask. A master artisan will guide you through the process and the techniques, and when your mask is done you can take it home as a souvenir from Venice. It’s a fun activity for both adults and children.

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What people are saying about Campo San Polo

Anna provided a lot of great information about Venice, the locals, markets and provided a great experience as we walked through Venice and tasted the street food which was very delicious. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a better understanding of Venice and it’s street foods.

ana was an excellent guide with genuine passion and local knowledge. the tour was well planned and we had a good bunch of fellow travellers in our group. the food was local, delicious and we got an insight into areas of Venice we would not have found by ourselves. Well worth taking this great tour.

ANA was excellent! I like her matter of fact Food tour. She explained and recommended all the good Cichetti's. There was 4 stops total and you had choices in every stop.

Great experience. Food was amazing. Our tour guide Denis was brilliant. We learnt loads about Venice too.

Our guide Denis was great and we really enjoyed the stops and food on offer.