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San Marco: the secrets of the Venetian Republic

Duration: 1h and 30min
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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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

For unveiling the authentic secrets of the sestiere de San Marco and the unique San Marco square. 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 an incredible magic potion


(Note: the tour is a 90 min walking tour in the square and around it,  it doesn’t include entrances to site, 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 

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  • 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

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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maura 04 Nov 2022
Haute-Nendaz
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
The tour was interesting and enjoyable, thanks to our guide Lucia. She was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun! We would definitely recommend Lucia as your tour guide in magical Venice.
Kris... 02 Nov 2022
Montpellier
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
A unique very personalized tour and Lucia is an amazing guide
Heat... 08 Oct 2022
Seattle
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Lucia is knowledgable and enthusiastic. It was wonderful to get a local's perspective and recommendations in such a popular part of Venice.
laura 13 Sep 2022
Munich
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
muy amable e informativa, es un buen tour para tener una primera idea sobre la ciudad
Mary 11 Sep 2022
Los Gatos
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Travelled in group - Jun 2022
Really enjoy this tour with Lucia. We learned so much and she presented things with such enthusiasm. Thanks Lucia!
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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.
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