In the very heart of the city, you will discover little-known corners, where the noisy and crowded Venice gives way to an untouched atmosphere of antiquity and comfort. Take a look at the Grande and Giudecca canals from new perspectives, get acquainted with the relics and masterpieces of Venetian painters in two unusual temples, as well as visit the rare gondola workshop and "drop in" the Doge's Ball. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 2 reviews € 169 per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Secrets of the Cypress Island Having overcome the only busy section of the route along the Slavyanskaya embankment, you will find yourself on one of the amazing islands of the lagoon (5 minutes on the way). From the bell tower and observation deck churches of San Giorgio Maggiore you will have stunning views of the center, St. Mark's pool, Canals Grande and Giudecca … You will hear the story of the fall of the archangel figure during the wedding ceremony, learn about the former "Isles of Sorrow", the largest and most fashionable hotels in Venice, as well as the world's most powerful shipyard in the Middle Ages, where the assembly line method of assembly was first mastered
Masterpieces and relics of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore In a beautiful classical Roman basilica, unlike other churches in Venice, there is always a magnificent silence and a special atmosphere. Here you will see valuable works of art - "The Last Supper" by one of the most famous artists of the Venetian school of painting Jacobo Tintoretto and his son's masterpiece Domenico The Stoning of St. Stephanie. And near work Leonardo Bassano let's talk about a little-known story Santa Lucia, whose body originally rested in this particular temple, and is now in a glass sarcophagus in another church in Venice
Octahedral church Later I will introduce you to the history of the amazing basilica Santa Maria della Salute - you will also go to it by cozy non-tourist paths. Find out how the idea to build the only octahedral temple in Venice was born, see the paintings Titian and the miraculous icon of the 10th century, from which the locals still ask for health
Giudecca and Dorsudoro: on the traditions of the Venetians Walking along the quiet and shady promenade of Giudecca, you will gaze at the panoramas of Venice's most grandiose canal, along which cruise ships enter the port. I will talk about the tradition of building a pontoon bridge across this canal and the great feast of deliverance from the plague, when the embankments resemble "fur seal rookeries." And on the opposite bank, in the Dorsoduro area, you will visit the only old gondola workshop in Venice. And, following secret paths, you will find yourself again in the center of the city
About the Venetian Doges and not only On the way, you can also look at the most luxurious Doge's Ball, or rather, take a look - details when you meet! Hear about the local "pantheons", about how it was possible to give up the position of the doge, which was for life. And, of course, all this time I will talk about significant events in the history of the Venetian Republic, the peculiarities of the state structure and methods of construction in such an unusual place.
- Vaporetto ticket - 7.50 euros / person for one trip (1 hour 15 minutes). And if you buy a ticket for 24 hours for 20 euros, you can also include the Arsenal zone in the program.
- For movement we can use not only vaporetto, but also traghetto, a wooden boat with two rowers - "two euros, two minutes of fear, and we are on the other side of the Grand Canal."
- Bell tower ticket - € 6 / adult, € 4 / child (optional)
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.