Once a visitor reaches he travels by boat rather than car, along waterways rather than by road. is like no other city in Italy and indeed is unique in the world. As you wander by foot around this extraordinary place, enjoy a cup of coffee in , admire the palaces, canals, churches or narrow backstreets, you realize that over the past five centuries hasn’t changed much at all.
Yet while the unusual form of the , the profusion of architectural styles of , the marbles decorating magnificent palaces on the or the famous are all striking, they remain unreal and cold without the human stories that bring them alive.
With a local guide, a person who lives in, you can discover many hidden corners of the city. You can learn not only about ’s painting and architecture, music and sculpture, but also about her intrigues and romantic stories, legends and mysteries.
You can paint masks or try on costumes, blow glass and have a gondola ride. This was the city of illustrious courtesans and , of love and betrayal, of weapons and the greatest shipyard in the world.
Venice was the mistress of the Mediterranean, the principal crossroads between East and West. The city’s geographical position made it the richest and the most prosperous commercial centre in the world.
Everyone dreamt of being a Venetian!
was the city of books (producing the first printed editions of the Talmud and the Koran, as well as the first translations of Greek and Latin poetry classics), of cosmetology (some distillation methods invented by perfumers here are still used nowadays), and of medicine (the first anatomical researches were carried out here).
(the Most Serene) was an extraordinary place to live. Even if today maintains essentially the same appearance that she presented to the world centuries ago, she still hides secrets of her great history. A guide can help you discover and explore them.
NEW! DISCOVER AFTERNOON :
Join a group of 5-15 tourists for a classic, one-and-a-half-hour guided tour of .
Tours begin daily at 3.00 pm at . between the two columnsWe visit ’s main square, the places where Marco Polo lived , loved and Veronica Franco created her poems. We pass and discover the most beautiful corners of the city.
The tour costs 25 Euros per person.
To book, simply write to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the day of the tour.