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The lost treasure of Marco Polo tour

Availability: Monday-Friday
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian, Spanish
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  • History and legends behind Marco Polo's life in Venice
  • Visit the Corte del Milion, the former residence of Marco Polo
  • Leisurely cruise to admire the city’s beauty from the water
  • Live demonstration from a master glassblower in Murano
What to expect

Take a walk through the city of Marco Polo and jump back to Venice during medieval time! You'll start visiting Palazzo Loredan, once the house of seven Doges of Mocenigo Family and nowadays Institute of Science, Literature and Arts, where you will admire some details of interior architecture of the palace as well as its bust collection including the most important characters of Venice.

Walking through hidden “calli” (Venetian narrow alleys) you'll then reach the “Corte del Milion” and the house where Marco Polo lived. Nowadays the Marco Polo’s House, totally renovated in 1993, hosts the Malibran Theatre. During its restoration, archeologists found many important objects belonged to the Polo family including a rare purple glass produced in Murano in the 1300 B.C.

After a short walk you'll reach the Rialto Market where an entire area named “Erbaria” was specifically dedicated only to the spices imported from Asia and from the rest of the world by Marco Polo and by Venetian traders. Here you will discover how the prices of spices and fish were calculated in the past.

Aboard a private water taxi, travelling through part of the Grand Canal and smaller canals, you'll then reach Murano Island and visit a glass factory where an expert glass master, with the same ancient technique used in the past, will create in front of you a copy of the purple glass of Marco Polo. Tour ends in Murano Island.

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour of Venice
  • 20-minute Grand Canal cruise
  • Live glassblowing demonstration in Murano with a gift
  • 20% discount at the glassblowing shop
What's not included
  • Drinks or food
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  • Free of charge: child under 6 years old (max 1 child per adult)

Памятник Никколо Томмазео, Campo Santo Stefano, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:

Santo Stefano Square by the Statue of Nicolò Tommaseo in the middle of the Square

What to remember
  • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
  • A minimum of two people is required
  • You should wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
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  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, at 9.30am
  • Tour does not operate from December 21st to January 6th
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