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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
This enthralling private walking tour starts at Venice's commercial quarters near the Rialto Bridge and concentrates on the ancient area of San Polo. Here the bankers, brokers and merchants conducted their affairs by day, and the renowned courtesans by night! You'll also explore San Polo's number one highlight, the Frari Church, enjoying personalized attention on your private walking tour of Venice.

Highlights

  • Two-hour private walking tour of Venice's San Polo area
  • See where the famous courtesans lived and merchants worked
  • Artworks by Titian and Bellini at the Frari
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your tour escort and expert English-speaking guide on this special private walking tour of Venice
  • Choice of morning and afternoon walking tours
  • Professional commentary provided by your expert English-speaking guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: San Polo Walking Tour - Merchants, Courtesans and Painters

Rialto Bridge, Venice

In a city where west met the east, exotic items like silk and oriental spices were traded along with copper and wood. Many of the courtesans lived in sumptuous apartments, and were accomplished musicians and brilliant conversationalists. They were even secretly used as spies for the state.

The second part of this tour allows you to admire the Gothic Frari church, which dwarfs the eastern section of San Polo. Built by Franciscans in around 1250, it is one of the city's largest places of worship. You will admire its striking interior, both for its sheer size and for the quality of its masterpieces ' the most famous being Titian's 'Assumption'.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was our introduction to Venice just two hours after we arrived. The immediate insight and the introduction to this area which is so full of character with its winding back streets, campos and canals to it's grand palaces along the Grand Canal was fascinating and entertaining. The personal insight from our excellent guide made this a memorable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

Our guide was terrific. Very knowledgeable and fun to talk with.

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