Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
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  • Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    1. Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    Explore the best of Venice on a walking city tour with an expert guide. See impressive monuments, marvel at iconic buildings, and travel through the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Discover the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.

  • Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

    2. Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

    Experience the majestic beauty of Venice by land and water on a combined walking tour and gondola ride. Discover the heart of the city from unusual points of view. First, take a stroll around some of the city’s fabled streets. Discover hidden gems and famous sites, such as the legendary Teatro La Fenice. Marvel at a hidden masterpiece of architecture at the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, a multi-arch spiral staircase on the outside of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Wander down some of the tiny “calle” (alleys) often missed by many tourists. Experience the hustle and bustle of everyday life around the Rialto Bridge, once the center of commercial life in the city. Go to some of the quieter sestiere (districts) before climbing aboard a gondola. Experience the city by its traditional mode of transport as you glide down canals that the larger boats can’t reach. See miraculous pala...

    Tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about Venice. Two hours isn't enough to take in everything but its a great start. The only thing that would have been appreciated is if the Gondola driver could have offered some information but was just silent the entire ride.

  • Venice: Hidden Venice 75-Minute Walking Tour

    3. Venice: Hidden Venice 75-Minute Walking Tour

    Enjoy a guided tour of Venice to experience a more authentic side of the extraordinary city. Follow an unusual itinerary to discover some of the city’s most beautiful sights not normally included on regular tours. Meander through the historical heart to see the exteriors of famous architectural masterpieces, such as La Fenice Opera House and the Rialto Bridge. Your experienced guide will provide valuable information and curious anecdotes from the city’s long history. Continue to Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo to discover a fine example of Gothic architecture in a city that often seems dominated by the Byzantine. See the original multi-arch, external staircase of the palace, chosen by Orson Welles as one of the main locations for his 1952 adaptation of Shakespeare's “Othello.”

    This was a wonderful tour that was paced perfectly. Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to follow. It was a joy to navigate the streets without all the crowds and the earpieces worked very well for easy hearing.

  • Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

    4. Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

    Benefit from skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View its impressive artworks, admire magnificent interiors, and afterward explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages as you explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic. Marvel at the vast collection of masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. See the rich details of the golden staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace. Learn the history of the dukes of Venice as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors at your own pace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. After your visit, enjoy a complimentary admission ticket to the Correr Museum, the National A...

  • Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    5. Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    Meet your guide in St. Mark's square for a brief  historical introduction of the most powerful maritime empire of the Mediterranean Sea. The Doge's Palace, the Basilica and the square are highlights that must be visited for their beauty and historical importance by anyone who comes to Venice. From here walk passing by San Moisè church to reach the world famous Teatro La Fenice. The theater, totally restored, except the external walls, still has the charm and elegance of ancient times, when nobles and courtesans enjoyed classical music and operas here. Continue to Campo Manin with the impressive statue of the last Doge, Daniele Manin. Continue along a very tiny street, reach Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, with its external original marbled staircase. A real architectural gem characterized by a mix of different styles (Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine). The staircase is called 'del Bovol...

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What people are saying about Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 337 reviews

Tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about Venice. Two hours isn't enough to take in everything but its a great start. The only thing that would have been appreciated is if the Gondola driver could have offered some information but was just silent the entire ride.

A great way to learn about the city without the crowded streets.

This was a wonderful tour that was paced perfectly. Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to follow. It was a joy to navigate the streets without all the crowds and the earpieces worked very well for easy hearing.

The gondola ride was excellent! The driver was super talented. He didnt talk to us but the give instructions, but great ride overall!!

Great tour, not really hidden spots, but the guide told some great stories

Tour guide was fantastic, would definitely recommend