An exclusive walking tour, among the wonderful streets of Venice. Get to know the architecture of the city, discover both its religious and laical buildings, and breathe its unique atmosphere.
Want to discover everything about the real Venice? It has never been so easy. Participate to this private tour, that will allow you to walk all through Venice and to discover the most beautiful architectural structures of the city. You will then head to the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, followed by the Chiesa dei Miracoli, and then by the house of the “Merchant of Venice”, the very well-known Marco Polo. A complete tour, which mixes fun and the discovery of beautiful places.
Get ready to start this tour, which will show you some of the most beautiful places of Venice. The first stop will be a visit to the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, one of the medieval religious buildings more impressive of Venice, together with the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, considered the Pantheon of Venice, because of the high number of Venetian doges buried there, and rising in the Sestriere di Castello. The outside of the church shows a treble façade, with a central rose window resembling the Cathedrals of Paris. Partly realised in gothic style, it holds in the inside several sepulchres and two altars, one on each side, dedicated to Santa Caterina da Siena and to San Giuseppe.
Built in the Cannareggio Sestriere, the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli has a particular history. In the XV century there was a painting considered miraculous from the inhabitants of the city, that entrusted it to realise graces. It then seemed necessary to give the right homage to the Painting of the Virgin, building for it a structure adequate to its miracles. The first among the Renaissance buildings of the city, the Church has a rectangular structure: Corinthian capitals, arches, frontons, rose window and polychrome marbles on the façade. A wonder of Renaissance arte, symbol of the greatness of a flourishing and powerful Venice.
Marco Polo is the well-known merchant who went through the Silk Road. This famous road, passing through Anatolia and Armenia, lead him to ancient Beijing. His house, and the Milion Court, used to locate in the area now close the San Giovanni Crisostomo Church. The building was a typical Venetian fondaco-house, both the house and the warehouse of a merchant, with access to the canal. A lot of artifacts were found there, ranging from Byzantine ceramics to bottles and artifacts in glass. Among the most charming and mysterious, a rare purple glass, that dates back to the second half of the XV century, and that remained intact since the time of the Renaissance. The last stop of this tour will be a special visit to the Polo’s residence, along historic fragments and remains, looking for the clues of a glorious past.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and clothes.