Seductive Venice Private Walking Tour: The City Of Vice And Seduction

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    From 1 April to 31 October: 2.30pm, From 1 November to 31 March: 11.00am
  • Departure Details :
    Campo San Bortolomio, Campo S. Bortolomio, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the most dissolute and sensual secrets of Venice with our private walking tour through the places, the stories and the characters which made Venice the city of vice and seduction.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

One of the main features of Venice is surely its seductiveness. This characteristic comes not only from its romantic atmosphere but also from a more sensual side, which originates directly from its millennial history. Through the centuries, in fact, Venice has seen a great amount of famous love affairs, treacheries and debauchery, of which many people have heard about but only few know in detail.

Join this walking tour and discover these secret stories and see the hidden corners in which they took place. During the itinerary, our local guide will show you a different face of Venice and let you get in touch with the secret soul of the city telling you tales of nobles, courtesans, extravagant traditions and peculiar characters like the renowned Giacomo Casanova.

The private guided tour starts in Campo San Bartolomeo, in the surroundings of the Rialto bridge, right under the statue of the famous Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni, who described the moral decadence of the 18th-century Venice Republic like no one else. Then you will cross the Rialto Bridge and reach the Camerlenghi Palace, in which taxes were collected. In its gate, you will notice a very strange decoration depicting a particular detail of the female anatomy covered in flames, clearly showing how closely related sex and money were at the time! Then the guide will escort you to Campo San Giacometto. This is one of the most ancient areas of Venice, which hosts the famous Rialto market and a place often mentioned by Giacomo Casanova in his memoires.

After visiting the Rialto market you will stop at the Osteria “Alle Do Spade” to enjoy a tasty “cicchetto” (an appetizer of fried meat or fish) and a good glass of wine hearing the stories of libertine Venice in one of the oldest famous taverns in the city.

Then you will pass through the winding alleys of the “Castelletto” quarter, once known as the red light district of Venice, in which the prostitutes of Venice used to entertain their clients. Your itinerary will continue to the Palace of Bianca Cappello, mistress and then wife of Francesco I, Grand Duke of Florence. Right behind the Palace you will see the famous Rio Terà of Carampane, a sort of “retirement house” for prostitutes, and the Bridge of Tits, named after the peculiar view that it used to offer.

After, visit the palace in which the poet Frederick Rolfe (known as Baron Corvo) used to live his lecherous life.

The last part of the tour is dedicated to the Venetian Carnival: visiting a mask shop in the surroundings of Carlo Goldoni’s house you will listen interesting stories about the most crazy and ruthless tradition of the city.

Inclusions

Private Guided Tour

Exclusions

Entry tickets

Tasting at the Osteria Alle do spade

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

This tour is available all year round (subject to availability)

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher). Therefore we advise you to locate in advance the departure point and how to get there in order to avoid being late or any inconveniences that will prevent you from being at the meeting point in time for the departure.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate