Campo Santa Maria Formosa Tours

Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Tucked away from the crowded piazzas of Venice, Campo Santa Maria Formosa is a charming little square in the Castello district. With a handful of cafés, a co-op market, and local shops, Campo Santa Maria Formosa offers a nice reprieve from the tourist hustle of Venice and allows a glimpse into local life. 

The Basics
Named after the 15th-century church of the same name that borders the square, Campo Santa Maria Formosa is the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee and relax between tours or shopping.
The square’s peaceful vibe lets you slow down a bit and enjoy the true spirit of Venice. You can tour Santa Maria Formosa Church, browse the local shops, or just relax and people watch. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa is a true hidden gem in Venice. 
  • The delightful Castello town square offers a break from the hustle of Venice.
  • Feel like a local as you enjoy a cup of coffee and rest before continuing your Venice explorations.

How to Get There
Campo Santa Maria Formosa is located in the Castello district of Venice, a 5-minute walk northeast of St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco). To reach Campo Santa Maria Formosa, take vaporetto water bus line 1 or 2 to the Rialto stop and then make the short walk from the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto). 

When to Get There
The streets of Venice are crawling with tourists during the popular summer months, so consider visiting between November and March to avoid the crowds. Head out early if visiting between April and October and seek out hidden sights like Campo Santa Maria Formosa for an authentic experience of Venice. 

Other Castello District Attractions 
Venice is divided into six districts or sestieri, each with its own distinct character. Castello is home to the Basilica of San Pietro di Castello and the Arsenale, the once mighty medieval shipyard complex that now hosts the Venice Biennale. Castello is the largest district, and in addition to major sights it has several relatively tourist-free pockets where you can experience the quieter side of Venice. 
Address: Castello District, Venice, Italy
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Morning Walking Tour of Venice Plus Gondola Ride

Combine a morning walk through Venice with a gondola ride for the perfect Venetian day. Get to know the canal city better with a guided tour led by an experienced local. Then watch the sights drift by from the water as you cruise through Venice in a gondola. This combined tour is an excellent way to experience Venice.
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Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride

Experience quintessential Venice on this 3-hour walking tour, including a memorable gondola ride. See iconic landmarks like the Rialto Bridge and the House of Marco Polo; get a taste of local life at the Rialto Fish Market and explore historic neighborhoods like Cannaregio. Then, admire the palatial architecture of St. Mark’s Square, enter the magnificent St Mark’s Basilica and soak up the scenery on a romantic gondola cruise. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience.
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Morning Venice Walking Tour plus Doge's Palace Guided Visit

Experience the history and majesty of Venice with this 3-hour combination tour, including a walking tour of the city plus a guided visit to the Doge's Palace. Let your knowledgeable guide show you the highlights of Venice, from St. Mark's Basilica to the Malibran Theatre. Then head inside the Doge's Palace for a look inside the government offices of the Venetian Republic's reign. Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs from the Doge's Palace.
  • Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
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Morning Venice Walking Tour plus St Mark's Basilica Guided Visit

See the best of Venice with a 2.5-hour combined walking tour of some of the hidden parts of the city and a skip-the-line visit to St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy seeing some of the hidden gems many visitors miss in the most popular parts of Venice from St. Mark's Square to the Rialto Bridge. Take in the gorgeous mosaics inside St. Mark's Basilica, including the rarely-seen Golden Pall.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Walking tour of Venice

Many of Venice’s most important and intriguing landmarks are clustered around the city’s vibrant heart at St. Mark's Square. Explore this treasure trove of history on a walking tour that takes you through the winding sidestreets surrounding the famous piazza. Take a break from your guidebook and hear the stories behind Marco Polo’s house, the Malibran Theater, and many others on a leisurely stroll that's great for first-time visitors.
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Private Tour: Beyond Saint Mark's Square Hidden Venice Walking Tour

Explore some of Venice's hidden treasures during this private 2-hour walking tour. See lesser-known sights like Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the Libreria Acqua Alta, and the circular Bovolo Staircase.
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Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour

See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

Get exclusive, skip-the-line access to the very best of Venice on a private, 6-hour walking and gondola tour of the city. Learn about Venetian art and culture as you trace a route from Piazza San Marco to the elaborate Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Discover the remarkable architecture and history of the Basilica San Marco, and continue through a series of churches, landmarks and picture-perfect highlights. Finish the day in true Venice style with a private gondola ride through the iconic canals of Venice.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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4-Hour Venice Walking tour with Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica

Saint Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace are two landmarks rarely left off any Venice Itinerary, but their popularity means that visitors often spend more time queuing outside than exploring inside. Visit both on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line entrance and a walking tour of romantic Venice.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Shadows of Venice Night Walking Tour

Discover the mystery and enchantment of Venice at night on this 2-hour evening walking tour. Under the cover of night and the glow of streetlamps, stroll through quiet squares and winding backstreets as a guide recounts tales of terror, intrigue, and unusual events that shocked the city. See landmarks shrouded in urban legends like the Bovolo staircase, Teatro Le Fenice, and Marco Polo's former family home, and listen for the voices of the past along with the sound of lapping water from darkened canals.
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Venice Landmarks: Walking Tour Plus St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

See the most important attractions in Venice with this half-day walking tour of St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the neighborhood between St. Mark's and the Rialto Bridge. Walk the busy streets from St. Mark's to the Rialto area to learn more about these lively neighborhoods. Walk past the queues with skip-the-line access for a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Learn more about Venetian history at these two famous sights.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Venice Night Secrets Guided Tour from St Mark to Marco Polo House Frari & Rialto

Enjoy an unforgettable experience to visit Venice by night with a local guide, who will show you a spectacular scenery of  the city wandering the quiet narrow streets, to explore its mysteries and legends .In the fading light of the evening , you will start your 3-hour tour from San Marco Square surrounded by the warmth of the lights, be captivated by the indoor visit of the majestic Doge's Palace,see the romantic Rialto Bridge and landmarks like Teatro La Fenice, Scuola Grande di San Marco, Marco Polo’s house .A stroll in the night , overwhelmed by the neighborhoods quiet and the sound of the Lagoon waves.Don't miss it!
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Venice Morning Walking Tour

Get views of Venice's most important landmarks during this 2-hour morning walking tour. As the city and its scenic canals awake for the day, pass Venetian highlights like the Doge's Palace, St Mark's Square and Campo Santa Maria Formosa. Listen to your guide's commentary about these famous locations, as well as little-known facts about some of the city's hidden gems. Use of personal headsets to hear your guide clearly is included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ducal Venice, Historical Walking Tour & Skip the line Doge's Palace

Skip the long lines at the Doge’s Palace and explore the historic heart of Venice on a 3-hour tour with a local guide. Walk through the neighborhoods of Saint Mark’s and Castello, where you’ll find a series of historic landmarks, and get a guided introduction to the magnificent Doge’s Palace. This 3-hour Venice tour features headsets so you won’t miss a word of the guide’s stories, and includes skip-the-line tickets at the Doge’s Palace.
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Private Treasure Hunt for Families in Venice

Explore Venice in a fun and family-friendly way on a private treasure hunt through the city’s most historic area, designed especially for families with kids age 11 and under. A search for clues around the city’s major landmarks keeps young travelers from getting bored, while adults get a break from the guidebooks as an entertaining guide leads the way.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Small Group Secret Venice and Venetian Palace Walking Tour

Break away from the crowds to discover a hidden side of Venice on this walking tour that starts at the Rialto Bridge. It's easy to get lost in the city’s maze-like backstreets, but a guide will show you the way to tucked-away treasures not on the usual tourist itinerary. See Marco Polo’s house, visit a curious bookstore, and admire the Gothic architecture of a seldom-seen palace on this small-group afternoon tour.
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Instagram Portrait Session in Venice

There are so many Instagram-worthy locations in Venice. This is your chance to have a professional photographer follow you for 1 hour and take amazing portraits of you in this magical city. Have you ever thought about going to a professional for a great portrait and use it for you work profile, to show your friends, or to use for your business? Why not do it in Venice?Something about me: My name is Camilla and I am a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer. I have lived in Venice most of my life. I am also a wedding videographer, and you can find me on camillaweddingstudio.com if you'd like to see more photos and videos. When I am not traveling around the world for elopements, weddings, lifestyle editorial shootings, I am in Venice and I love to show the city to travelers.
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PROSECCO WINE EXPERIENCE IN THE HIDDEN VENICE WITH SOMMELIER CHIARA

Taste your way around beautiful Venice on this prosecco wine experience. Traveling with a sommelier guide means you won’t get lost, and you’ll learn about hidden secret spots that locals love. Your personal sommelier guide will teach you about wine, and you’ll enjoy two prosecco tastings in bacari (wine bars), as well as two local snacks. It’s a great way to get your bearings of the city, while tasting its delicious food and drink at the same time.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Codega: Secrets & Legends of Venice Carnival

In the old days, rich Venetians hired “codegas” to guide them safely through the city’s narrow streets and dark canals. Armed with lanterns, they would scare away thieves and vagabonds. Hark back to those days on your own exploration of the city with a trusted tour guide. Visit St. Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge, Campo San Luca, and more, and taste an Italian snack—frittelle—to end the night.
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The best of Venice and Murano in one day private tour on foot and by boat

-Full day  guided tour of Venice and Murano island on foot & by boat .-Enjoy the city with a professional local guide and art historian.-Discover the Art of Glass Making.-The possibility to discover the best of Venice, its art, culture, the living city and Murano glass island in one day.- A good overview of the city, today and in the past.- A customized tour adapt to your preference.On Sunday morning or religious feasts, due to the services in the basilica, the tour may follow a different order of the visit.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Guided tour of Venice wonders including Correr Museum & Empress Sisi Apartments

Join us on a tour of the unique city of Venice; a wonderland of canals, cathedrals and hidden alleyways.  With the services of a local English-speaking guide the City of Bridges will come alive.  This is a truly memorable tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour Including St Mark Doges Palace & Gondola Ride

This is a private  6-hour guided walking tour of Venice and includes a trip on one of the city’s iconic gondolas.The tour includes skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges Palace. You see many of Venice’s famous landmarks including the Rialto Bridge and what better way  to end the tour than a leisurely trip along Venice’s canals on a gondola!  Entrance fees are included.
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full day best of Venice private guided tour with Doges Palace and Murano Island

On your visit to Venice this is a tour not to be missed! The secrets of the City of Bridges are uncovered as you learn about Venice through the eyes of a very knowledgeable English-speaking guide.Discover the city’s magical canals, cathedrals and hidden alleyways! 
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Hidden Venice private tour, art and craft

A fascinating visit through the history of Venice to discover the less crowded part of the city and the old and still active crafts of the city with a venetian licensed qualified guide. The tour will enjoy adults and kids and will give you the opportunity to appreciate the city and the traditional handicraft activities of the past, like mask and glass making.The tour starts from san Marco square and take you through a labyrinth of narrow streets of Castello district, you will see a glass demonstration made by a Venetian glass master in Venice to see this magnificent art, you will visit a mask maker atelier and will learn the history of the Venetian Carnival and the use of the mask in Venice. The kids (and the adults) will enjoy the visit to the strangest bookseller of the world and to Castello district, the old area of sailors and shipbuilder, still today one of the more authentic area of Venice.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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