Venice is famous for its canal ways, but most visitors don’t stray far from the central landmarks. This private 3-hour walking tour explores the picturesque Dorsoduro district, taking in highlights such as the Giudecca Canal, Campo Santo Stefano, and Galleria dell’Accademia.
Meet your private guide in Campo Santo Stefano in Venice’s Dorsoduro district in time for a 9.30am or 2.30pm departure. Set out to explore the historic neighborhood, located between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, and listen as your guide points out the many architectural highlights.
Cross the Ponte dell’Accademia and admire the grand façade of the Galleria dell’Accademia, one of Venice’s most important art museums. Continue through Fondamenta le Zattere to the Chiesa dei Gesuati, a magnificent 18th-century Dominican church, and see the Peggy Guggenheim Modern Art Collection, where highlights including works by Picasso and Dalí.
Hear stories about the notorious Dario family as you pass Palazzo Ca’Dario and admire the Baroque Church of Maria della Salute, then pay a visit to the Fondamenta degli Incurabili, now home to the Venice Academy of Fine Arts.
After three hours exploring the district, your tour ends back at the starting point.