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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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$29.20

Venice by night is steeped in mystery and the ghosts of the past! This 1.5-hour evening ghost walking tour takes you on a journey to the city’s hidden corners, with a ghost-expert guide who recounts six spooky ghost stories and other legends as you walk. Recoil at gruesome facts about Biasio, the child-killing butcher of Venice; see the beautiful and reputedly haunted Bovolo staircase; and hear strange and sinister tales about the Venice of old as you explore the shadowy squares and empty streets ... More info ›

Venice by night is steeped in mystery and the ghosts of the past! This 1.5-hour evening ghost walking tour takes you on a journey to the city’s hidden corners, with a ghost-expert guide who recounts six spooky ghost stories and other legends as you walk. Recoil at gruesome facts about Biasio, the child-killing butcher of Venice; see the beautiful and reputedly haunted Bovolo staircase; and hear strange and sinister tales about the Venice of old as you explore the shadowy squares and empty streets. Not for the faint-hearted!

Meet your ghost-expert guide near the Rialto Bridge and set off on your 1.5-hour walking tour to discover Venice’s haunted corners.

As darkness descends and the crowds of the day disappear, you will feel as if you have Venice to yourself, with only the sounds of lapping water and your group’s echoing footsteps to accompany you.

Step down narrow passageways, trace silent canals and roam empty squares as your guide recounts six intriguing ghost stories and legends. Hear about the apparitions that stalk the city’s medieval palaces, listen to tales of strange sea creatures and shiver at the story of Venice’s 15th-century butcher, Biasio, who murdered children and added their limbs to his tasty stews.

Walk over flagstones that hide ancient underground cemeteries and delve down sidestreets to stumble across architectural follies such as the Fortuny Palace and Bovolo Staircase, an ornate stone spiral staircase. Hear ghostly tales about the staircase and how it enabled a medieval nobleman to climb to his living quarters on horseback.

Delve into one of the city’s last secret passages (access subject to water levels) and, as you walk, hear dark tales of the lover who used the alley to visit his married lover under cover of night.

Then, feel your blood run cold in the Calle dei Assassini, a shadowy street once frequented by killers and criminals, as your guide recounts the brutal murders that took place here.

After around 1.5 hours, make your way back to the Rialto Bridge, where your tour finishes.

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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 85 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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$57.24

See the best of Doge's Palace in Venice on a 1.25-hour skip-the-line tour! With a priority-access ticket, you won't waste time standing in line. Walk right past the long queue with your guide, and enjoy a tour that combines the palace's magnificent public rooms with rare access to the Piombi attic prison and the Bridge of Sighs ... More info ›

See the best of Doge's Palace in Venice on a 1.25-hour skip-the-line tour! With a priority-access ticket, you won't waste time standing in line. Walk right past the long queue with your guide, and enjoy a tour that combines the palace's magnificent public rooms with rare access to the Piombi attic prison and the Bridge of Sighs. See Italian Renaissance artwork and learn about the darker deeds of the city's former rulers on this Doge's Palace tour with a difference!
Enjoy personal attention from your expert guide on this group tour, limited to 25 people.

Your tour begins at St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), from where you'll stroll over to the elegant Doge’s Palace with your expert guide. Conveniently, your skip-the-line Doge’s Palace tickets offer fast-track entrance, so you'll walk straight past the long lines outside.

Easily Venice's most famous building, Doge’s Palace (or Palazzo Ducalo in Italian) is a mesmerizing example of Venetian Gothic architecture at its finest. Created in the 14th century for the doges of Venice, the rulers of the former Venetian Republic, the palace contains elaborately decorated public rooms alongside darker hidden chambers.

Start your 1.25-hour Doge’s Palace tour by exploring these ornate public rooms, where you'll see how the successive doges made their palace even more impressive with art by 15th-century Italian Renaissance artists. Gaze at Tintoretto's magnificent ceiling frescos, and see Veronese masterpieces such as the Virtues of the Republic. As you walk through the Trial Chambers of the Council of Ten, your guide will point out the vibrant ceiling panel, Juno Bestowing her Gifts on Venice, and the room's dark corner where accusations of treachery were passed to the secret service.

Next, it’s on to the Piombi, the ancient attic prison that traditionally held Venice's upper-class inmates under a lead-cased roof. The Piombi is rarely open to members of the public; enjoy an exclusive walk around these eerie chambers, and see where Casanova, Venice's legendary lover, was cruelly imprisoned.

By the 16th century, the attic prison cells were replaced by the New Prisons, although these horrifying chambers hardly fit the name by today's standards! The New Prisons were joined to Doge’s Palace by the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), named to signify the prisoners’ sighs as they caught their last glimpse of beautiful Venice. You'll walk across the Bridge of Sighs independently and explore the New Prisons at leisure before your tour ends.

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Discovering Venice walking tour

Discovering Venice walking tour - Venice, Italy

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$70.09

Piazza San Marco with its majestic Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Procuratie, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge ... besides being symbols of the Serenissima republic they represent its long history, its glories and greatness.

If the San Marco district is the heart of Venice, Piazza San Marco is certainly the pulsating center ... More info ›

Piazza San Marco with its majestic Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Procuratie, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge ... besides being symbols of the Serenissima republic they represent its long history, its glories and greatness.

If the San Marco district is the heart of Venice, Piazza San Marco is certainly the pulsating center. Described as "the most beautiful square in the world", this square has always been the center of Venetian life, with its famous cafes and the atmosphere enlivened by the music.

The Basilica of San Marco, a Byzantine Venetian style architectural jewel, is located next to the Doge’s Palace and was used as the Doge's chapel, but it is also the mausoleum of the patron saint, whose life is narrated in the wall decorations of the golden mosaics.

Through narrow streets, small canals and ancient bridges, you will discover hidden places just a short walk from Piazza San Marco:

Meeting point at Saint Giacometo Church. Start of walking tour in Rialto Market area to visit places where Venetian merchants sold their products (goods, food, fish, jewels, rugs, clothes, spices, etc.). Let's stop in the Fondaco dei Tedeschi where visit the splendid rooftop and admire the best view on Venice (when possible). Walking towards Accademia Bridge admiring San Salvador Church with the Titian masterpiece "the Assomption", painted in XVI century. Let's cross Campo San Luca, quickly stop in a typical Venetian Bar to taste Sprizz (typical cocktail) or a Bellini and a chicheto (small tapas garnished with meat or fish).
Let's continue to Campo Manin and Campo Santo Stefano with many Venetian typical aristocratic Palazzi. Stop on Accademia Bridge and go to Saint Mark Square to visit the most beautiful square in the world (visit outside of Doge's Palace, Saint Mark Basilica, Bell Tower and the famous Bridge of Sighs.

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Dan Brown's inferno - the movie - tour of Venice

Dan Brown's inferno  - the movie -  tour of Venice - Venice, Italy

Duration: 1 day
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$2102.64

Inferno is a famous best seller, written by Dan Brown. Form the book the movie "Inferno" has been taken and now it is possible to visit Venice following the images of the movie! You will visit all places involved in the scenes and in the plot of the movie, with the help of a specialized local guide, to learn many things about Venice in a different and fun way.

If you have enjoyed the movie "Inferno" you can't miss to book this tour ... More info ›

Inferno is a famous best seller, written by Dan Brown. Form the book the movie "Inferno" has been taken and now it is possible to visit Venice following the images of the movie! You will visit all places involved in the scenes and in the plot of the movie, with the help of a specialized local guide, to learn many things about Venice in a different and fun way.

If you have enjoyed the movie "Inferno" you can't miss to book this tour. You will be able to follow the tracks of the main characters during this one day tour of Venice that will allow you to experience the city in a different way.
The tour starts at Rialto Bridge (or at your hotel if centrally located). The guide will take you to the historic centre of Venice to discover Saint MArk's square and Saint MArk's Basilica.
After that you will be taken to the church of Saint Geremia, during a lovely walk off the beaten path. During the walk you will discover a lot of secret places, normally hidden to the eye of travelers.
From the church you will take a private motorboat to reach the island of Murano where you will enjoy the experience of a glass demonstration at one of the most ancient factories. After that the guide will show you the best of Murano, during a nice walk among calli and campielli until the cathedral.
Finally you will go back to Venice's main island on a private motorboat and will arrive next to the arsenal (you will see it also from the water onboard of the motorboat) to enjoy the last site taken from Inferno.

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Secret gardens of Venice tour

Secret gardens of Venice tour - Venice, Italy

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$700.88

The guide will meet you in Campo S. Stefano and will take you on a walking tour off the beaten path.
 You will arrive at a private palace with a beautiful garden that you will be able to visit with the guide (about one hour) ... More info ›

The guide will meet you in Campo S. Stefano and will take you on a walking tour off the beaten path.
 You will arrive at a private palace with a beautiful garden that you will be able to visit with the guide (about one hour). Later, the guide will take you to explore a different area of the  city to reach the second palace where you will have the opportunity to discover a second secret garden.

This tour will allow you to enjoy secret Venice through the venetian secret gardens. You will be able to expolre the city off the beaten path while reaching the first palace.  Once there, will be amazed by the beautiful garden with a wide range of particular roses and statues, together with a wonderful view over the Grand Canal.
You will also have the opportunity to visit an original private palace, still inhabited by the owner.
After that, the guide will take you on a walk to reach the second private palace and you will be able to admire a new wonderful garden.

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Halloween ghost tour of Venice

Halloween ghost tour of Venice - Venice, Italy

Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$40.88

Planning a trip to Venice at Halloween? You can't miss this spooky tour!

The moonlit streets and alleys of Venice are always pretty shadowy and bewitching but if you take the Halloween ghost tour you may never go out after dark again!
This secret and ghost tour will allow you to discover stories, legends and popular tales of ghosts, devils, mermaids, vampires and much more, all collected in the book “Misteri di Venezia” (Mysteries of Venice), by the venetian writer Alberto Toso Fei. He gave us the exclusive for the ghost tour of Venice taken from his books.

You’ll follow meandering pathways that will allow you to discover the hidden and mysterious side of Venice ... More info ›

Planning a trip to Venice at Halloween? You can't miss this spooky tour!

The moonlit streets and alleys of Venice are always pretty shadowy and bewitching but if you take the Halloween ghost tour you may never go out after dark again!
This secret and ghost tour will allow you to discover stories, legends and popular tales of ghosts, devils, mermaids, vampires and much more, all collected in the book “Misteri di Venezia” (Mysteries of Venice), by the venetian writer Alberto Toso Fei. He gave us the exclusive for the ghost tour of Venice taken from his books.

You’ll follow meandering pathways that will allow you to discover the hidden and mysterious side of Venice. Our guide will enlighten you while showing some of details of buildings, telling of events hidden behind antique walls. We’ll guide you along the more secret walk ways, on the tracks left by old ghosts and mysteries...

And even if you weren’t scared of the dark beforehand, you might want to sleep with the light on after this! 

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