Discover a different side of Venice as the romantic hues of dusk fade into the lamp-lit mystery of the night. Meet your local guide near St Mark’s Square, and then escape the crowds and the typical tourist track as you walk along narrow canals and through hidden piazzas. Along the way, listen to stories of legendary Venetian characters and historical anecdotes about the neighborhoods you visit.
Admire the unique architecture and statuary of Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, including an impressive statue designed by Andrea del Verrocchio, the mentor of Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the narrow marble Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, which was beautifully restored to its original splendor, and stop at the former home of famed Venetian explorer Marco Polo. See the impressive spiral staircase at Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, and hear tales of the famed European maestros who performed at the Teatro la Fenice opera house.
Cross the iconic Rialto Bridge and learn about the merchants and trade patterns that made this area a bustling commercial hub during the city’s days as a maritime superpower. Take in romantic views of the city lights reflected in the Grand Canal before concluding your 2-hour tour back near St Mark’s Square.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.