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Venice art & food excursion

4 hrs

Description

PICKUP/RETURN LOCATION Venice Cruise Port
PICKUP TIME 8:00am
INCLUDED
City passes, fuel & tolls A professional English speaking guide for a private walking tour Entrance fees to Scuola di San Rocco and Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari church
Food tasting with wine (2 tapas and a glass of wine – or other drink – per person) Transportation in a luxury vehicle from the port to Piazzale Roma
NOT INCLUDED
 Other meals Meals
Gratuities are at clients’ discretion

This tour is the perfect mixture of Art & good food in Venice.

Your English speaking tour guide will meet you at the Port, from where you will head to Piazzale Roma on your private luxury vehicle, for this trip in Venice’ art and food Culture.

Your walking tour starts with a stroll along the quaint, narrow streets of Venice, to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

This venue is possibly one of the most significant sites in Venice.

Built in the 16th Century and frequented by the wealthy families of Venice, it was used to host charity events and take care of the indigent, ill and poor. What is interesting about this building is that some of the most renowned artists have left their print and graced us with their beautiful artworks, famous all over the World, at disposal of modern day visitors. These walls are the guardians of masterpieces of authors as Tintoretto, and Bellini. In fact, there are innumerous paintings by Tintoretto, in Scuola Grande di San Rocco, that will blow your mind away.

Another stop will be Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

This Franciscan church is a majestic Gothic building, absolutely breathtaking, adorned with impressive details, typical of the Gothic period. You will fully appreciate such graphic and unique decorations. You’ll admire a great variety of paintings and art works by famous painters such as Giovanni Bellini and Tiziano. As you enter the church, the first thing that will catch your eye will be the outstanding Assumption of the Virgin Mary, by Tiziano, Titian.

Your next stop will be at the Rialto Marketplace; this is one of the most scenic venues.

A walk through the farmer’s market, between fruit and vegetable stands and the fresh fish stands, will guide you directly to a Venetian Osteria where you can enjoy yourself trying out the local, traditional Venetian cicchetti, a local appetizer, very good and savory, very similar to Spanish tapas. Usually paired with a glass of wine for a perfect aperitivo! You cannot end the day, without wandering through the narrow paths of Canal Grande.

At the end of your tour in Venice art and food culture, in case you’d like to visit the City on your own a little longer before returning to the cruise ship, your guide will give you all the directions you’ll need on how to reach the Port, along with some suggestions on where you could stop to eat some local dishes or other venues you can visit.

Upon request we can provide private transportation back to the cruise terminal at the end of the tour.

PLEASE NOTICE: The Rialto’s Farmers’ market is open every morning except Sundays and the fish market is open every morning except Sundays and Mondays.

This walking tour is 4 hours long and is conducted by a professional English speaking guide.

Service includes: An English speaking guide for a private walking tour, Entrance fees to Scuola di San Rocco and Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari church, food tasting with wine (2 tapas and a glass of wine – or another drink – per person), transportation in a luxury vehicle from the port to Piazzale Roma

Itinerary

Your English speaking tour guide will meet you at the Port, from where you will head to Piazzale Roma on your private luxury vehicle. You will visit some of the most famous and influent venues of Venice, artistically speaking. Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and the Rialto Marketplace are the highlights of this tour.

At the end of your tour, in case you’d like to stay in Venice on your own a little longer before returning to the cruise ship, your guide will give you all the directions you’ll need on how to reach the Port, along with some suggestions on where you could stop to eat some local dishes or other venues you can visit.

Upon request we can provide private transportation back to the cruise terminal at the end of the tour.

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