Free booking and cancellationFree payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
We are a group of freelance tour guides who decided to work toghether to support authentic and local Venice, the city we live in and that we truly love. We are not part of a big multinational company but we are all licensed tour guides who support local traditions, local business and culture. Most of all, we proudly encourage sustainable tourism, which is the concept of visiting a city and trying to have a positive impact on its environment, its society and its economy. We truly believe that this is the most important thing, especially in a city like Venice!
The free tour will start from Campo della Carità, in front of the majestic Accademia Galleries and it will make you discover the southern part of Venice: Dorsoduro district. We will talk about some of the most important steps of the Venetian history: the plague epidemics, the golden age of commerce, the Napoleonic invasion and we will tell you fun facts and legends about some of the most extravagant people who inhabited Venice, like the famous Peggy Guggenheim, the great patron of contemporary art. There will be some mysterious atmosphere while we walk in front of Ca’ Dario and you will find out why. During the tour you will also have the chance to visit the astonishing Basilica della Salute and we will explain you why this church still occupies a special place in the hearts of Venetians. You will also have the chance to take memorable photos in one of Venice most panoramic spots! The itinerary will take about two hours and it will end very close to the starting point. During this tour you will discover artistic treasures and popular traditions, wandering around one of the districts that we Venetians love the most!
THE TOUR IS ENTIRELY AND EXCLUSIVELY IN ENGLISH
Group reservations for more than 6 people are not accepted even when made with multiple bookings.
In front of the entrance of the Accademia Galleries a tour guide will be holding a TOURING DIFFERENT sign, starting 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. GPS coordinates for GoogleMaps: (45.4315293, 12.3282361)
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).
This tour was fascinating- it gets you into neighborhoods and buildings you would probably never find if explore on your own - while providing a much deeper understand...
The tour was presented by a guide named Frederico (I hope I spelled correctly) - a very funny guy. It lasted roughly 2 hours and included a little bit o necessary hist...
Really nice, helpful, informative guide. Good intro to the city to find your way around better.
I very much enjoyed the Southern Venice tour. It included lots of interesting information and a good number and wide variety of interest point stops.