You will walk through the areas of San Marco and San Polo and see two Venice: ceremonial and everyday. Be impressed by the majesty of temples and churches and "get lost" in the interweaving of streets, bridges and squares. I will tell the story of the construction of Venice, the appearance of carnival masks and gondolas, projects to save the "city on water". I will reveal the secrets of local bells, ghosts and wells and help you to feel the unique charm of one of the most mysterious and beautiful places in the world! Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 3 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 4.91 from 47 reviews € 125 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Venice - history of creation and preservation I will tell you how the “city on water” arose and was built and why the sea absorbs it. And also - how and why the Venetian masks appeared, why the local gondola is crooked to one side and for what reason the spirit of the unfortunate doge Marino Falier still wanders around the San Polo area. You will learn about the MOSE project to save Venice from floods, the purpose of city wells and the construction of the Clock Tower
Tintoretto and San Polo area You will see the masterpieces of the Baroque and Gothic architecture of Venice: the church and scuola of St. Roch, the Frari Basilica and the Church of St. Paul. And I will definitely reveal the history of the unusual church of St. Stephen, standing on two islands, and show the famous churches of Santa Maria del Giglio and St. Moses. In the same area, you will follow in the footsteps of the brilliant painter Tintoretto and hear the most interesting facts about his life
Masterpieces of St. Mark's Square When you reach Piazza San Marco, you will learn how the bell tower was built and why it collapsed and what they are doing to prevent this tragedy from happening again. And also - why the Moors on the Clock Tower ring the bell earlier and later than even one hour. In the Cathedral of St. Mark, I will tell you how I managed to raise the columns of Saints Mark and Theodore, and why four thieves were forever walled up in the wall of the cathedral. The tour will end at the famous Bridge of Sighs, where you will learn how and who managed to make the only escape from the terrible prisons of the Doge's Palace in history.
Visiting churches on request. In the church of St. Stephen, St. Moses and St. Marko admission is free. The rest are paid, the standard price is 3 euros. In any church you can buy a single ticket for the Chorus Association - 12 euros. It gives the right to visit 16 churches.
The beginning of the excursion Train station of Venice Santa Lucia. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.