GuruWalk Original
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Secret and mysterious Venice: San Marco and the Silk Road

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: David
Quality Verified Registered on April 07, 2022

I am a tourist guide and accompagnatore in love with Venice, author of several guides and articles on the most beautiful city in the world, I am a historian and specialized in making my clients happy by showing them culture, history but also leisure and gastronomy. I am looking forward to showing you Venice.

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Tour description

San Marcos and the Silk Road.
This is the most secret route to get to San Marcos where nobody arrives seeing the most beautiful things on the island on the way.
We are going to see the most important of Venice but in a secret tour through the alleys and the less crowded squares.
The idea is that if you have only one day in Venice you can see everything and see things that nobody sees.

We will begin with the Fondamente Nove from where we can see the Cemetery Island of San Michelle and the Casin de los Espiritus until we reach the old Scuola Grande de San Marco and today Ospedale Civile, up to Santa Maria Formosa where the famous courtesan Veronica Franco received the king of France, to later see the Bridge of Sighs away from the crowds and be able to take the coolest photos.
We end up in Plaza San Marcos where one thousand six hundred years of history of the Serenissima await you.

Enjoy this tour in the evening hours to be able to visit the area with less influx of people, you will thank me!

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  • Meeting point:
    Campo dei Gesuiti, 30121 Venezia VE, ...
    Campo dei Gesuiti, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
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    We meet in front of the Jesuit Church in Campo dei Gesuiti, very close to the Fondamente Nove vaporetto stop. You will recognize me because I will be wearing a pink umbrella and my guide badge.

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).

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Maider 26 Nov 2022
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Travelled in family - Nov 2022

Muy majo, todo muy ameno y bien explicado, recomendable 100%

Rubén Paredes 26 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022

Gran experiencia para conocer Venecia. David lo hace muy ameno y divertido.

Miquel 26 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022

David nos ha ayudado a entender mejor la ciudad y nos ha explicado la mejor manera de visitarla.

Iratxe 25 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022

Tuvimos una muy buena experiencia con David y nos enseño lugares muy auténticos de Venecia. Eskerrik asko!

Guillermo 24 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022

Fue divertido y nos enseño mucho. Parte de la ruta la hizo fuera de los recorridos turísticos habituales y así conoces un poco más la parte autóctona real. Recomendable.

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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 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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