Let yourself be transported into new adventures, corners rich in history, unique flavours, moments, and situations in the city of Venice.
Discover the heart of Venice, from its heart.
The majestic Piazza San Marco sits in the heart of the city and lets you take a dip in the past by having a coffee in ancient luxurious bars of the city such as Caffè dei Quadri or Florian.
If you want to enjoy the true Venetian atmosphere, you should definitely visit the Rialto Market, one of the oldest markets in Venice; it hosts the traditional fish market and the fruit and vegetable market.
– Fish market: Tuesday to Saturday, from 7:30 to 12:00.
– Fruit and vegetable market: Monday to Saturday, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.
The 416 bridges that cross the network of canals in every point of the city, are different in type, shape and size. Originally, all the bridges were built with wooden planks and were flat in order to allow the passage of chariots and horses.
The Libreria Acqua Alta is located in a particular corner of Venice, far from the largest flow of, but at the same time it is located close to one of the most beautiful churches in Venice: the Church of Santa Maria Formosa. It is one of the most characteristic bookstores in the world. Surely, this is the only bookshop where you will find new and used books arranged on shelves formed by boats, gondolas, canoes and tanks. A must-see attraction.
After admiring the Rialto Bridge and its mesmerising view, it’s time to venture into the secret areas of Venice less frequented by tourists. You could get lost in the calles of Venice and go in search of the less-known peculiarities of the city which are hard but not impossible to find. For example, you could walk from the Church of Sanata Maria dei Miracoli towards Fondamente Nove, halfway there, you should find Calle Varisco. Walk though it until the end to see how the widest point is only 50 centimeters!
From Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo you can walk until you reach Rio Santa Marina. At the fork of Rio Santa Marina, in Rio Tetta and Rio di San Giovanni Laterano, you will find yourself in front of a painting. A wrought iron bridge hides the view of the only house in Venice with 3 sides facing water. The owners access this house only through a gate near the Ponte Tetta.
Its full name is Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and it is the most famous spiral staircase in Venice, adjacent to the palace that gives it its name. Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is a magnificent example of Venetian Gothic architecture, and is located in the San Marco district. You have to look for it to find it, because it is difficult to pass in front of it as it is a building set in a dead end.
Located in the heart of the Dorsoduro district, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum is one of the most evocative sestieri of the city and a landmark not to be missed by art-lovers. There you can admire the “real Venice” with many restaurants, shops, craft boutiques whilst also exploring one of the most important museums in Italy dedicated to European and American art from the twentieth century.
The Venetian term “Squero” indicates a shipyard, a place where the shape, body and soul of the gondola, a characteristic Venetian boat, is born.
Our team is at your disposal to organize a tour in Murano to discover the fascinating world of glass. This will be a unique and extraordinary experience, where you will be able to perceive the true soul of Murano and where you can discover the secrets of the art of glassmaking.
Gondolas are made of various types of wood, including rovere, fir, elm, cherry, larch, walnut, linden and mahogany. A symbol of Venice, the gondola has undergone various transformations over the years and only assumed the famous shape we see today, with an asymmetry on the longitudinal axis which allows the gondolier to maneuver the boat more easily, in the twentieth century.
Venice offers you a unqiue opportunity to immerse yourself in history and traditions. Book your dream tour at the reception and live the emotion of wearing the clothes of the past, to take home your creations with the workshop proposals of the typical masks or immortalize your now as a protagonist with photographic sets with the most mysterious corners of Venice in the background.
An adventure in the lagoon! Experience the thrill of a tour aboard the most luxurious wooden boats and discover Venice how its meant to be discovered from the water.
We will be happy to assist you in choosing and booking tours and excursions with multilingual guides.