• Visit includes:

    St. Mark’s Square, Rialto bridge,SS. Giovanni e Paolo campo

  • Facilities:

    city map, orienteering information

  • Cost:

    all tours are customized on client’s requests, so is the fee.

  • Tailor made tour available:

    a break in a typical pastry shop or in local bar for an appetizer.

  • Duration:

    2-3 hours

     

The Tour

Starting from St. Mark’s square and its monuments, the walking tour heads to Rialto bridge, whilst discovering other less known areas, such as Saints Giovanni and Paolo church, the Scuola di S. Marco, S. Maria Formosa campo and Corte del Milion, where Marco Polo lived.

A great chance to see the city’s highlights as well as to discover the city’s urban development and daily life!

St. Mark’s square

Political heart of Venice since the 9th c., the square has always been the central place of all feasts and ceremonies.

As the largest square in the city, it hugely stretches from St. Mark’s Basilica to the Correr Museum with a slightly trapezoidal plan, while the smaller “piazzetta” watches St. Mark’s basin with the Doge’s Palace and the Library.

Two massive columns open the view to the stunning islands of St. George and Giudecca; they each have a statue on top: the winged lion, the symbol of St. Mark and soon of the Serenissima Republic too, and St. Theodore, the first patron saint, who fought and vanquished a dragon.

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge has been the only bridge which spanned the Grand Canal until the 19th c.

Built originally in wood, then rebuilt in stone at the end of the 16th c., it presents two rows of shops, and it leads to the lively market held every morning.

Saint Giovanni and Paolo campo

The campo is one of the most charming areas of the city. In this big and lively space, two great architecture amaze the visitors: the Dominican church dedicated to Saint John and Paul, and the Scuola di San Marco, former charity confraternity, today city’s civic hospital.

The contrast of different architectural styles, as well as the liveliness of the daily life which one breathe here, make this spot one of the most important in the city.

Tailor Made Tours Available

A quick visit of St. Mark’s Basilica can be added to this walking tour with a skip the line access.

At the Rialto Bridge, a visit to the recently reopened FontegodeiTedeschi, German Warehouse, can be a very enjoyable surprise… try it to believe!

Another suggestion is to add one-hour water taxi ride along the Grand Canal to see the magnificent palaces and St. Mark’s square from the water.