THE INSIDERS' HEART OF VENICE

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THE INSIDERS' HEART OF VENICE   A walk into the central core of Venice on the footsteps of past and present Venetians.    From St Mark's Square we walk in the old theater district, passing by the famous Gran Teatro la Fenice, the celebrated Opera House, newly rebuilt after the 1996 fire which greatly damaged it.       Then, in the steps of Antonio Vivaldi and Casanova into the Sant'Angelo and San Samuele districts, once renowned for  theaters, music, and world famous artists such as the inventor and textiles' designer Mariano Fortuny, Spanish by origin and, like many others, Venetian by adoption.       In our day, there is Alberto Valese's  art shop 'Ebru', with its magic paper-mache' creations, based on an ancient Turkish technique, carries on the local tradition  of highly skilled craftmanship.     We'll use the popular "gondola shuttle" to cross the Grand Canal at San Toma', and explore the Sestier di San Polo (one of the six neighborhoods of Venice), passing by the house of Carlo Goldoni, the greatest Venetian playwright, who based his witty comedies on everyday life in 18th century Venice, still successfully staged today.         By the Rialto market area, we walk into the former red light district. Venice legalized prostitution in 1358, while it is illegal in Italy today. We pass by the majestic houses of Isabella Teotochi Albrizzi and Caterina Cornaro, two of the most famous female protagonists of the local Venetian history scene through the centuries.   The colorful food market area we pass through is enlivened by stylish wine bars and cafés lined along the Grand Canal where locals and foreigners linger over their prosecco.     Now we cross the world famous Rialto bridge into the San Giovanni Grisostomo district, home of many silk merchants in the MIddle Ages, where Marco Polo and his family lived.   We end our tour with a taste of the best gelato in town...your guide will make sure you get back easily to St Mark's square, only five minutes away.     The tour operates: TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM 2.30 UNTIL 5.00 PM                                  Meeting point and meeting time:  2.30 pm  -  St. Mark's Square, by  the exit of the    Doges' Palace (see picture on the right)   Cost : Euro 60 per person Number of participants : maximum 8 people Duration : 2,5 hrs.     NO DRESS CODE FOR THIS TOUR (just good shoes!)    IMPORTANT :  if you're a single traveler please contact us before booking                 ABOUT OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS Our tours are designed for those who would like to share ourVenice walks with some other travelers.Tours will operate weekly from May 1st, until October 31st All tours are conducted in English by professional, expert guide-lecturers Send us a request at info@walksinsidevenice.com We will be pleased to provide any further information or help. Daniela mobile +39 333 8324539 Sara mobile        + 39 335 5229714 Roberta mobile   +39 347 2530560 FOLLOW US ON TRIPADVISOR : http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187870-d2535123-Reviews-Walks_Inside_Italy_Private_Day_Tours-Venice_Veneto.html         

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Exit of the Doge's Palace, Porta della Carta
St Mark's Square, St Mark's Square, 30100, Italy, Veneto
Exit of the Doge's Palace, Porta della Carta
St Mark's Square, St Mark's Square, 30100, Italy, Veneto
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