I am sure you have many questions about the floating city of Venice. If you are wondering why was Venice built on water?
When was the city built?
How could it survive unconquered for more than one thousand years as an independent Republic, with the most stable and long-lived political system after the Roman Empire? Why Venice was called la Serenissima? Why does St. Mark’s Church look so oriental?
Is Venice sinking?
During this Half day Venice highlights private tour(I propose 3 hours but it can be 100% tailored), you will capture the real essence of Venice.
We can start from one of these 3 itineraries, but I suggest you to take a look to my others tours to create the best experience for you:
1) St. Mark’s square, Rialto including hidden spots and secrets: I’ll tell you anecdotes about the history of Santa Maria Formosa church and many stories about this wonderful and characteristic “campo”. We will visit Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (Zanipolo for locals), the “Pantheon” of Venice. I’ll show you the most beautiful hospital of the world and Marco Polo’s house and the secrets of Rialto area.
2) Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio, including the off-the-beaten paths
3) Dorsoduro, the artistic side of Venice and an unusual San Marco district
I promise, you’ll grasp the true spirit of Venice from a local point of view!
I will lead you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic. So, let’s discover the past full of charm of this unique city and its intriguing present.
Lucia was the most gracious and courteous guide we have experienced in three countries this trip. We have one more day with her and are anxiously looking forward to it. If we had more time in Venice we would attempt to book more days with her. FANTASTIC. She even controlled the weather!!
Lucia was very knowledgeable of the history of Venice as well as giving us some insider information.