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Venice: Carnival Mask Workshop

1. Venice: Carnival Mask Workshop

Decorate your own unique keepsake of Venice at a Carnival mask-making workshop with an experienced instructor. Learn about the ancient techniques of decorating masks with paper mâché. Choose the glass-making upgrade to add to your experience. Choose a mask to be decorated during the course. Learn how to decorate your own mask in a fun and entertaining way with the help of a professional and artisan mask decorator. Listen to interesting facts about the use of masks in Venice during previous centuries as you craft your own. Take home your own colorful creation as a very special souvenir and upgrade your experience by discovering the art of glass-making in a master artisan's studio.

Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

2. Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Venice: Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square

3. Venice: Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square

Discover the mysteries of Venice, complete with unsolved enigmas, compelling legends, and thrilling stories handed down to the Venetians from generation to generation. See Venice after dark, and learn its even darker history. On this tour, visit San Marco Square and Rialto and be lead through an evocative itinerary somewhere between myth and reality, which will introduce you to the most obscure and fascinating side of the city. An expert guide will take you through silent hallways and desert squares, telling stories along the way and highlighting all of the places that have been the scene of curious stories and unexplained events. Join this tour for the chance to discover the most compelling details of Venetian history, described in a different and interesting way. This tour is particularly suitable for families with children.

Venice: Vivaldi's Four Seasons Concert & Music Museum Visit

4. Venice: Vivaldi's Four Seasons Concert & Music Museum Visit

Venice, the open air Museum, contains some unforgettable treasures. This experience leads you to the church of San Vidal, between the Accademia Galeries and St. Mark's square, 10 minutes from Rialto Bridge: for a Vivaldi's Fours Seasons and other pieces concert, played by the most original, 35 years old, baroque orchestra of Venice, the Interpreti Veneziani. Before, in the same day, with this ticket, you can visit free the Museo della Musica di Venezia, a collection of 200 orginal musical instruments, made from 1600 to 1900. Including the Stradivari's School of Cremona with Bergonzi and Amati doublebasses, and the Venetian instruments, such as the violin of Matteo Goffriller, the violin maker of Antonio Vivaldi, the Red Priest, himself.

From Venice: Murano Glass Demonstration with Boat Ride

5. From Venice: Murano Glass Demonstration with Boat Ride

Discover the art of glass blowing on the Island of Murano. Take a water taxi from Venice and visit a factory where you can learn more about the processes involved and admire the final results. Meet the water taxi at Fondamenta Nuove, and board it to start the tour. It will be easy to find the water taxi because it will have a Get Your Guide sign. The taxi driver will take you directly to the private dock of the glass factory and there you will start the visit. You will see a glass producion demonstration with a Murano glass master that will use the traditional techniques. A member of the team of the glass factory will explain the passages of the production. At the end of the demonstration you will visit the showroom with the graetest collection of artworks

Venice: Guided Ghetto Tour by Night, Food Tastings & Spritz

6. Venice: Guided Ghetto Tour by Night, Food Tastings & Spritz

Discover the Venetian Ghetto on a walking tour with a local guide and uncover the rich culinary culture of this part of Venice. Sample local cicchetti and learn about the Jewish community as you explore. Meet your guide in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto and learn about its origins as a segregated Jewish quarter during the time of the Venetian Republic. Wander down narrow streets and hear fascinating stories about the resilience of the Jewish community and its contributions to Venetian society. Visit significant landmarks such as the ancient synagogues of the Ghetto, each with its own distinctive architectural style and historical importance, and gain a deeper understanding of the Jewish community's legacy and the challenges they faced throughout history. Sample traditional cicchetti, Venetian small plates, at some of the best local spots along the way and get the opportunity to try mouthwatering street food favorites like sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines) and creamy baccalà mantecato (whipped codfish). Leave your tour with a deeper understanding of the flavors and traditions of the Venetian Ghetto and a true appreciation of the true essence of this enchanting neighborhood.

The Best of Venice: Family-Friendly Private Tour

7. The Best of Venice: Family-Friendly Private Tour

Escape the busy streets and follow your local guide around small alleyways that you wouldn’t imagine finding on your own including Marco Polo’s house. Get off the beaten path and marvel at the city views from above on a panoramic terrace with 360-degree views over Venice.  Try an authentic pastry at a local pastry house. Every mouthwatering treat is fresh and home baked in the large workshop. Take a look at the sweets of all kinds, from Italian chocolate to many pizzas and aperitif snacks that the locals love. Visit one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world which keeps its precious books in gondolas, bathtubs and waterproof bins to avoid the flood waters. Along the way, take part in fun games, quizzes, and a treasure hunt.

Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

8. 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 and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. 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. 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 city sightseeing game. 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: Fondazione Querini Stampalia Entry Tickets

9. Venice: Fondazione Querini Stampalia Entry Tickets

Visit the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, the aristocratic palace of Count Giovanni Querini, with just 1 entry ticket valid for the entire day. Explore its incredible artwork collections and architecture, and get a peek into the lifestyle of the most refined élite of the Venetian Republic. Discover the works of esteemed contemporary artists such as Joseph Kosuth, Carlo Scarpa, Mario Botta, Valeriano Pastor, and Michele De Lucchi. Marvel at pieces from the 14th to the 20th century, including masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Palma il Vecchio, Pietro Longhi, and Giambattista Tiepolo. Enjoy the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection and explore the secret garden designed by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa. Get lost in the beauty of art and experience the atmosphere of a true Venetian patrician home. Visit the café, bookshop, and temporary exhibits for an unforgettable experience.

Venice: City Highlights Walking Tour with Optional Gondola

10. Venice: City Highlights Walking Tour with Optional Gondola

Discover the breathtaking beauty and vibrant history of Venice on our customizable walking tours tailored to your preferences and schedule. Choose from 1-hour tours focused on the iconic Rialto Bridge, the intriguing Cannaregio district, or the majestic San Marco area. Alternatively, opt for our 2-3 hour walks, which showcase more of the city's highlights, including the Frari Chapel, San Polo Square, and the 15th-century San Rocco school and church. Each tour caters to different interests, allowing you to create your own Venetian adventure. As you explore, our passionate and knowledgeable guides will regale you with stories of Venice's rich past, delving into the lives of legendary Venetians, the city's merchant empire, and its architectural marvels. Marvel at the intricate mosaics of St. Mark's Basilica, the grandeur of the Doge's Palace, and the charming streets of Cannaregio, the world's first Jewish Ghetto. Uncover the city's lively neighborhoods, each with its own unique atmosphere and history. Wander through the bustling Rialto Market, where locals have traded for centuries, and cross the grand Rialto Bridge, learning about the lives of traders and merchants. Be captivated by Venice's picturesque squares, such as San Polo Square, and the stunning architecture of historic buildings like the 15th-century San Rocco church. Elevate your Venetian experience with an optional gondola ride, gliding gracefully through the city's dreamy canals and passing under charming bridges. As you relax on your private gondola, you'll feel transported back in time, indulging in the same luxury enjoyed by Venetians for generations. For our 1-hour tours, there is a set meeting point, while for the longer 2-3 hour tours, we can arrange a convenient pick-up location for you. At the end of each tour, the guide will help you board the optional gondola and bid you farewell, leaving you free to continue exploring Venice at your leisure. No matter the duration or focus of your chosen tour, our experienced, licensed guides are committed to making your Venetian adventure truly memorable. They are passionate about sharing their love for Venice and will go above and beyond to ensure you have a fantastic time. Embark on a journey through the City of Canals with our customizable walking tours and optional gondola rides. Be captivated by Venice's charm, beauty, and history as you create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience – book your perfect walking tour today!

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What people are saying about Venice

We had a wonderful time at this workshop! It truly is a must for everyone who wants to experience Venice differently and do something unique while there. The atmosphere in the workshop, as well as the whole experience, was extremely relaxing and enjoyable. The tutors were very kind and patient with us. We were pleasantly surprised with the finished masks despite the fact that we have no artistic talent whatsoever. One thing I would have appreciated would be a bit information on the background or history of mask-making (since I understood from the description of the activity that this should also have been included).

Well I have to take my hat off to Barbara she really immersed us in the Vancian culture. We had such a great time making pasta and listening to her reminisce when she was a little girl with her mum being taught how to make it and passing that good knowledge on to us how we miss that in todays society. We shared our experience with 4 other guests from around the world USA & Portugal it was great to meet them as well. An opportunity not to be missed.

All in all a great tour. The guide seemed to enjoy it. She spoke loud and clear, and her stories were very interesting, varying between gruesome urban legends and historical facts. Don't let the title fool you, the tour does not only contain Rialto and St. Marco but (and most importantly) a lot of small streets in between. I can definitely recommend this Tour.

My son and I joined the cooking class and it was a lot of fun! We will be talking about it for years to come.

Bellissima attività, proprietario, nonché artista, molto disponibile e qualificato. Estremamente consigliato