Hotspots of Venice: San Marco square, the secrets of the Venetian Republic with a local licensed guide

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 08, 2017

Hi! Welcome to my Free Walk in Venice :) Something about me? - licensed tour guide and art historian - great passion for my Venice - hall of fame Tripadvisor for winning the certificate of excellence with Free Walk in Venice I am an OFFICIAL tour guide, art historian and great lover of Venice. Join me for an engaging and funny tour and discover the hidden gems of Venice as only local do. - only small groups- IMPORTANT: if you don’t see availability contact me Bookings are mandatory for organizational reasons and for applying safety measures By choosing Free Walk in Venice tours you support an indipendent local company

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Tour description

For unveiling the authentic secrets of the sestiere de San Marco and the unique San Marco square with a local guide and art historian. You can't even imagine how many secrets we have!
We will visit each corner of the piazza ad some gems of this district around the square: this is an experience to fall in love with the longest Republic of the world

  • The stunning Basilica and Doge’s palace 
  • Recognize the characters of the Republic
  • Superstion in Venice
  • Art and architectural details 
  • Curious facts 
  • The history of  incredible Dogi

(Note: the tour is a 90 min walking tour in the square and around it,  it doesn’t include entrances to sites, only outside but you will see the wow side!)
We will cover a short walking distance so it is a suitable tour for anyone! 

Please note: during summertime the starting time will be postpone at 5 pm in the winter time earlier,  please contact me for early bookings 

❗️I run tours rain or shine 
❗️Ps: keep in mind that at the end of the tour I will ask you personal details for completing an invoice.About ethical and sustainable tourism: let's remember  that traveling in a sustainable and responsible way also means supporting the economy of the local places. By buying locally produced souvenirs, choosing small restaurants and relying on local official tourist guides, who regularly pay taxes.

Thank you for your collaboration! 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Campo S. Zaccaria, 4683, 30122 Venezi...
    Campo S. Zaccaria, 4683, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
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    In front of the San Zaccaria Church

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Campo San Zaccaria
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Church of San Zaccaria
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Riva degli Schiavoni
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Equestrian monument - Vittorio Emanuele II
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Straw Bridge
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Bridge of Sighs
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Ducal Palace
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Column of San Todaro
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Gate card
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Marciana National Library
  • 12
    Outside visit
    St. Mark's Basilica
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Clock tower
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Bell tower of San Marco
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Procuratie Vecchie
  • 16
    Outside visit
    New Procuratie
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Museu Correr
  • 18
    Outside visit
    Grand Canal

How much does this tour cost?

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).

Tour opinions

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Dinna 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Lucia is an excellent tour guide. She was fun, insightful, thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable of the city. She found the right spots for us to enjoy the city. We had a bit of drama with the "imperial storm stropper" and it made it even more exciting. Thanks again Lucia.
Chiara 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Lucia è stata semplicemente meravigliosa. Simpatica e naturalmente portata a trasmettere il suo entusiasmo e sincero amore per Venezia. Sono pienamente soddisfatta dell'esperienza.
Joelle 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
The Tour was really great and Lucia was a really good Guide. You can tell that she knows what she is talking about and she did it with passion. Thank you for the nice tour Lucia!
Bianca 25 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Lucia was a great guide, she explained and showed us different places and shared a lot of interesting information. I highly recommend taking the walking tour with Lucia. Many thanks
Sarah 19 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Lucia was awesome! Clear, informative, and easy to understand. Highly recommended!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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