Discover the side of Venice that many visitors don’t see on a leisurely paced, 3-hour walking tour, packed with historical anecdotes, quirky stories and little-known facts. With a local guide, knowledgeable about Venice’s past, you'll explore the Rialto Market and San Polo neighborhoods, crossing over the Grand Canal by gondola. Then enjoy a true taste of Italy with some Cicchetti (Venetian tapas) and a glass of wine at a local osteria.
Meet your local guide in Campo San Bartolomeo, and set off on your walking tour of Venice. Get the real experience of what the Venetians do before lunch by visiting an osteria and tasting some cicchetti with a glass of wine. From there, visit one of the most beautiful little squares (campielli in Venetian) facing the Grand Canal, where in olden times there would have been many oar workshops for the gondolas. Venture through to the Cannareggio district to see one of the oldest churches in Venice that dates from 7th century and was restored in Renaissance times. Relax on a gondola, which crosses the Grand Canal to reach the other side of Venice, where Rialto and San Polo await you.Explore San Polo's elegant palaces, a complete contrast to the narrow streets, dark passageways, delicate bridges, and tiny courtyards of hidden Venice.The tour will conclude back by the Rialto bridge.