Tours

Exploring the lagoon: the mother of Venice

I will narrate with passion about the times when Venetia was the name of a province in the Roman Empire, but also about Venice in the XXI century. The Venetian lagoon: the amphibious city tells its stories in front of your eyes and we will travel through the centuries in the historical city…

 

Carnival colors

Activities and habits typically found in the Venetian Carnival, which derives from the Roman feast Saturnali. We could start our visit from St. Mark’s Square with its cafè and the space here historically used for shows, parades, fairs, processions…

Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia and the others: Venice is feminine

Stories, legends, Venetian women lives. This itinerary is dedicated to women artists, literates, musicians from the past and not only. It is another walk through centuries. We start from the Rialto area, where the first woman graduated in the world from the University of Padua lived: her name was Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia…

Music, cinema and literature in Venice

I give you just two examples of tours we could perform on this theme, to remember the presence of musicians and the history of music in the city.

We could start from St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s chapel in Venice till 1806, where famous musicians from all over Europe worked: Willaert, Zarlino, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrielli, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Vivaldi and Galuppi…

Food and wine tours

Venice is a city where groups of friends meet to have a bacari tour (this i show traditional bars are called here) to taste ombre and different cicchetti, but you could also discover many interesting stories about how food and recipes were produced, transported and prepared…

With Venetian artists and artisans

I could design visits to artisans who work with different materials such as wood, glass, glass beads, mosaic, gold, papier maché, masks, fabrics, hats, handmade shoes to let you see the real city of Venice. Let’s go and see how some artists work…

Foreigners in Venice

Hebrews, Greeks, Armenians, Turks, Germans, Albanians and Dalmatians, but not only. This itinerary will enable us to see how cosmopolitan and plural Venice was. From San Giorgio dei Greci to San Giorgio degli Schiavoni and then to San Lazzaro degli Armeni (4 hours)…

Arts and history

Gothic and Renaissance in Venice in the Accademia Galleries.

Thematic itineraries in the city about Renaissance: for instance about Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, Giorgione, Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini…

Barocco in Venice

I would like to let you visit the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute built after the last plague epidemic in the XVII century by Baldassarre Longhena to go from there to the Gesuati at the Zattere and in the Scuola Grande dei Carmini with its majestic ceilings painted by Giambattista Tiepolo…

Venice in the XVIII century and between the XVIII and XIX century

A very particular time for Venice: the end of the Venetian Republic between luxury and absolute poverty for the majority of the polulation, the loss of our independence followed by the French occupation, then by the Austrian one…

Venice between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Centuries

Stories about the working class and daily life between the Arsenal of the Venetians , the greatest shipyard active between the XII until the times after the II World War in the ’50 and the Giudecca island…

Misterious and nocturnal Venice

We start from Campo San Giovanni e Paolo to the Ghetto to tell stories about doges, knights and merchants with a touch of mistery. This tour is based on the book by Alberto Toso Fei, Misteri di Venezia

Venice and its museums

Venice is often believed to be an open air museum, but there are many hidden gems in our city.

For instance Ca’ Mocenigo, dedicated to Venetian fabrics and the history of perfumes or Ca’ Rezzonico, the museum dedicated to the XVIII century…

Venice for families

The itineraries indicated up to now can be personalized keeping into consideration your necessities and the knowledge you already have of the city in an entartaining and passionate way…

St.Mark’s square : a theatre of the world

This tour can last from two to four hours, according to the time at your disposal and to your mood. It can include a visit to St, Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace (2 hours or more)…

From Rialto to St. Mark’s Square

Rialto as a place of financial activities, banking and insurance companies: the food market, the famous bridge. Gold and jewels, the simbol of justice, splendour.

Spices and perfumes. Aboundance and luxury.

Books, what a passion!

The three city centres in Venice, the maritime power of the Serenissima Republic

Apart from the quoted Saint Mark’s and Rialto this tour wants you to discover a symbolic place beloved by the locals. There is a strong movement that wants this place to be used publicly…

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