Venice is a very small city, built in the middle of an inhospitable lagoon on precarious islands of sand and clay. Regardless, it was able to become one of the most powerful countries of History, extending its control over a vast territory, whose Politics, Economy and Culture it influenced for centuries…how did it do it? Find out with this itinerary behind the scenes of Venice to discover its hidden wonders!
The purpose of this tour (perfect for first-timers) is to introduce you to Venice from its two most beautiful perspectives: the ground and the water!
We will start with a walk off-the-beaten-path, learning what made the “Serenissima” (that is, Venice’s Republic) great in the past. We will tread upon this city’s ancient stones, gazing at its monuments, admiring its silent waterways and smallest details… heeding the many stories they still tell us, surrounded by the magic that only the “non-touristic Venice” can offer!
Along the way, we will also treasure-hunt the many hidden gems of the city, often ignored by venetians too! We will discuss the people who have left their mark in past times, like Doges, painters, courtesans, merchants, navigators, playwrights, bankers … savoring every sight and (above all!) every emotion.
Once aboard our private water-taxi we will then see seven centuries of this History parading before us, as we cruise the whole Grand Canal (the city’s main waterway) and the most beautiful minor canals from their best perspective… water! Behind the windows that mirror themselves in the waves, countless gems of Art and Culture can still be found, while in front of them historical events have often unfolded, making this city the unique place it is. Once again we will be amazed by what we have seen. Once again we will experience the unique sensations that this city conveys only to those who dare venture into its meanders. Once again … your Friend in Venice will be there!
DURATION: 3h total (2h walk + 1h boat tour by private motor-launch).
PRICE 1-4 PEOPLE: 330€ c.a., all included (for more information, please contact me).
EVERY EXTRA PERSON: +20€ per person.
PICK UP: Hotel/Port/Airport/Train Station or at the meeting point of your choice.