Visit Venice and its Lagoon
Guided Tours with authorized tourist guides – Days 25, 26, 27 October 2019
Meet your guide at the train station Santa Lucia and go on a walking tour in the San Polo district to discover the hidden gems of Venice
During this tour you will admire the wonderful church of St. Roch, the old Scuola di San Rocco and the wonderful church of the Frari, in Gothic style. We will then go through the tiniest streets of the San Polo district, and we will discover the ancient red light area of the “Carampane”. After having crossed the Rialto Bridge, we will reach St. Mark’s square where the tour will end.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 190 Euro for a group of maximum 30 people
Tel. +39 349 0865789
A walking tour to discover the hidden gems in the Dorsoduro district.
Meet your guide in Campo S. Stefano and start the walking tour towards the district called Dorsoduro. After having crossed the Accademia Bridge you will discover the old Scuola della Carità (now hosting the Gallerie dell’Accademia, gallery of art), the church of San Trovaso and the squero of San Trovaso, where gondolas are still produced by hand by specialized artisans. We will then proceed along the Fondamente Zattere and on the way you will admire the works of art of the Giudecca island, along with the church of the Gesuati, the church of St. Mary of the Good Health and much more. The tour will finish next to the Accademia Bridge.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 130 Euro for a group of maximum 30 people
Tel. +39 349 0865789
A dive into the most authentic Venice ...
Starting from the railway station, take a short stretch of the Napoleonic Strada Nuova to the Ponte delle Guglie. From here, through an obscure sotoportego, one enters the Venetian Ghetto, the first founded in the world in 1516. We then pass through the foundations of Venice to the Campo dei Mori, where we can still hear the stories of the Sior Rioba. Nearby there is the beautiful church of the Madonna of the Garden with its ancient legend. Among “fondamenta”, “squeri” and the Scuola della Misericordia we reach the Campo dei Gesuiti, and then at the Fondamenta Nove will enjoy the spectacular view over the islands of the northern lagoon. It then ends at the Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, of miraculous foundation and the only equestrian sculpture that the Serenissima granted to a special figure, the commander Bartolomeo Colleoni. We will make a brief visit to the curious Aqua Alta book shop to end up in Campo S. Maria Formosa.
The Sestiere of Dorsoduro and the churches of the origins
This road winds in the Venice of the margins, where you can still breathe an authentic air of the glorious past of the Serenissima.
During our walk we could admire the church of S. Nicolò dei Mendicoli (only outside), of very ancient foundation and with a medieval plant of great suggestion. Then, between calli and campielli, we arrive at the Church of the Anzolo Rafaele and that of S. Sebastiano, which preserves an extraordinary cycle of frescoes, that is the artistic testament of Paolo Veronese. We continue through the Dorsoduro district until we reach the Riva delle Zattere and then Campo Santa Margherita with the church of S. Pantalon which hides extraordinary works of art and the largest painted ceiling in the world.
Serenissime Women in Venice
A captivating and flirtatious itinerary, a pacing of steps to pursue women of rare beauty and refined culture, of gentle manners and acute intelligence, of great courage and strength, of libertine charm and sensual naughtiness.
Walking along Riva degli Schiavoni it will seem to us to see from the sumptuous palaces, beautiful and kind "courtesans of light or honor" who dedicated themselves to the amusement for the glory of the Republic and its guests. Once in the Doge's Palace, the “dogaressa Morosina Morosini " dressed in a wide-sleeved gold cloth and with her head covered with a white veil" can not fail to impress us. Arrived in the Piazza San Marco we head towards the Clock Tower, we cross the sottoportego and immediately looking up to the sky we see the relief of "la vecia del morter" a woman who was ready to save the doge. Going through the Mercerie, thick peaks of voices and people, you reach the “Casino Venier”. It was bought by the Prosecutor Venier for the chatty and carefree wife Elena Priuli. And before being drawn too much into temptation we continue our journey towards Rialto and we pass the church of San Salvador where a pious woman is buried, Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Asolo, of Jerusalem Cypro et Armeniae. Among the excellent and laurel-covered Cornaros it should be mentioned Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia. She was a very learned and educated woman and was the first woman graduate at the University of Padua. Our visit ends in Rialto, the heart of Venetian commerce.
Guides: Lara and Cristina
When: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: 10,00 €/pax (cost does not include tickets for churches)
Min. 15 pax and max. 30.
Departure from St. Lucia railway station (front staircase)
3 different itineraries option, with departure from St. Lucia railway station (front staircase)
Experience of fishing tourism in the Lagoon - Cooperativa San Marco Burano - Days 25, 26 and 27 October 2019
Cooperativa San Marco, founded in 1896, organize fishing tourism excursions in the northern lagoon of Venice, nearby the islands of Burano and Torcello, guided by our associated professional fishermen, in order to demonstrate the different activities that our fishermen carry out, practicing some of the fishing techniques at hand.
Orcanic Vegetable Garden Tour in the Histrical Centre of Venice!
Eco-friendly guided food tastings
Enjoy a sustainable experience in Venice! i&s Farm il Biologico di Sant’Erasmo is the unique organic Farm in the Venetian Lagoon. Ilaria and Savino, the farmers, will take you on a very special itinerary of knowledge of the importance of their agricultural, biological and agro-ecological production, in favor of the biodiversity and the environmental sustainability for the protection and preservation of the Venetian lagoon ecosystem. During the meeting there will be tastings of organic products, well known for their high quality, flavour and goodness, cultivated in i&s Farm’s vegetable gardens located in Sant'Erasmo, the charming island of the Venetian Lagoon dedicated to the agricultural production since the days of the Venetian Serenissima Republic.
The guided tastings will be held, only by reservation, in the Farm’s shop located in Venice, Cannaregio 3818, Corte dei Pali già Testori, on these days:
- Saturday 26 October from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm;
- Sunday 27 October from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm.