Enjoy the unique appeal of Venice in our small group tour of Rialto market and San Polo areas. Get the genuine experience of what the Venetians do before lunch by going to a Venetian Osteria and enjoy the opportunity to taste a couple of Cicchetti, which are the typical appetizers with a glass of wine.The Venetian experience does not stop here. Transverse the Rialto Bridge on a first gondola which is utilized as public transportation.
Visit with your guide one of the most delightful little Campi's (campielli in Venetian) right in front of the Grand Canal, where in the ancient times there would have been numerous paddle workshops for the gondolas. Wander through to the Cannaregio area to see one of the ancient churches in Venice that date from 7th Century and was reestablished in Renaissance times. Relax on a gondola, crossing the Grand Canal to reach the opposite side of Venice, where Rialto and San Polo anticipates you.
After exploring Rialto market and encountering a Venitian osteria, embark on a mobile tour through some of the secretive areas of San Polo. This is the place (at the season of La Serenissima, amid renaissance times) west and east met and where spices, expensive fabrics, silk and many different merchandises were traded by merchants from around the globe and it still houses the Rialto market, which attracts everyday many
The Merchants of Venice required places where they could eat, drink and sleep as well as places where they could keep their valuables. For the most important nation's trading in Venice, the Venetian government gave them whole palaces to be devoted to this. The Merchants also needed to unwind from their frenzied life and during this walking tour of the Hidden Venice, we will go to the old red light area of Castelletto.
As we venture further into the Hidden Venice where picture-postcard views show up at every corner and where you can likewise value the authentic charm of this quiet city, a long way from the crowd of tourists, where it feels as though time has ceased at the XV century. After walking through, you'll visit the great Campi (squares) of Venice - San Polo. Like a grand arena (where there used to be bullfights), with its exquisite palaces, it is a total complexity to the narrow avenues, dark passageways, sensitive bridges and modest courtyards of the Hidden Venice.
If you are a fan of art and taste and want to discover the artistic beauty of Venice and its wine and food traditions, do not miss the Wine and Food Tour of Venice Bacari or the Dinner with Wine Tasting in the center of Venice.
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