Private Venetian art and architecture walking tour
- Discover the hidden architectural delights in the lesser known areas of the City
- Visit the Church of Saints Giovanni and Paolo and the tombs of the most famous Doges
- Admire the Church of the Miracoli, an early Renaissance masterpiece, amongst the narrow alleys
This two hour private tour is the perfect way to discover the art and architecture of Venice, away from the buzzing crowds, experience the hidden masterpieces in this city. If you have little formal knowledge of art or architecture but are keen to become fully immersed in the aesthetic beauty of Venice, then this is the tour for you! Your expert guide will take you through the labyrinth of narrow alleys, numerous bridges, winding canals and across wide picturesque “campi” or squares, providing you with examples of the development of typical Venetian architectural genres.
Visit the interior of the magnificent cathedral of Saints Giovanni and Paolo, to admire the gothic architectural structure, with the largest stained window in Venice, and once inside, view the resting place of the Venetian Doges. Your official guide will be pleased to answer any of your questions regarding the history of these fascinating works of art. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Miracoli Church, a hidden jewel in this remarkable city of water. Recently restored, see the renaissance facade and discover the origins of this unexpected miniature church. The former residence of Marco Polo, probably the most famous Venetian merchant, and the surrounding Corte del Milion is also part of the itinerary of this tour and will provide you with further understanding on the evolution of the broad range of artistic and architectural influences you can witness around the city.
- Private guide for entire tour
- This tour does not include entrance fees to the churches
- Optional gratuities
- Hotel pick-up / drop-off
- Food and drink
Campo S. Salvador, 4805, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Meet your guide in Campo San Salvador in front of the church.
- This activity is not wheelchair accessible
- You should wear comfortable walking shoes
- The walking tour will take place rain or shine
- Every day at 9.00am and 3.00pm (summer time)
- Every day at 10.00am and 2.00pm (winter time
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