Private Walking Tour of Secret Venice: Venezia Sconta
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Venice
- Product code: VE0004
Enjoy the amazing atmosphere of Venice with this private cultural walking tour: Venezia Sconta, Secret Venice.
Meet your private local tour guide in St Marks Square (or by Rialto) and start this unique discovery of the city built on the waters: see the Flooded Crypt, the Libreria Aqua Alta, a famous local library guarded by cats which features a gondola! Wander discovering hidden gems, stories, and art masterpieces in a true experience of Venetian life and history! Explore Rialto, Dorsoduro, and the other neighborhoods!
Entrance tickets are not included and must be paid at door.
Optional visits to
San Rocco is a must-see with its ornate façade designed by Bernardino Maccarucci. It is one of the plague churches of Venice, built as thanks for relief from the plague. Venice was particularly vulnerable to the plague.
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari The Basilica, usually just called the Frari, is one of the greatest churches in the city, with a status of a minor basilica. It stands on the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district.
Santa Giovanni e Paolo is the main Domenican church of Venice, where several Doges are entombed. The terrain was given by the doge Domenico Tiepolo to Dominican friars in 1246 after he had dreamed of a flock of white doves flying over it. It was completed only in 1430; it is also known as the pantheon of doges, as twenty-five of them have been buried there.
Accademia gallery. In the early 18th century, while Venice was a thriving community of artists, painters were members of an artisan union and unlike other large cities, there was no art academy. Its foundation was realized in December of 1766 when the Senate ordered the construction of an Academy of sculpture, painting, and civil architecture, similar to those of the main cities of Italy and Europe. Currently, the museum houses a rich collection of Venetian paintings ranging from the Byzantine to the Gothic until reaching Renaissance artists, Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, and Tiziano