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Kickstart tour: The heart and soul of Venice, secret spots and Rialto

Your Guru: Free Walk in Venice, Lucia
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5.0
173 ratings
  • Venice
  • Available in English
  • 2h

About the Guru

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... More

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

About the Tour

Welcome to my Venice. Are you ready to fall in love with Venice? 
This is the perfect kickstart tour to  have an introduction  and discover the authentic Venice, the best mix of highlights like the secrets of the Rialto bridge and market, the place where Venice was founded and the authentic Venice off the beaten path that Venetians love ❤️ 

Get ready to discover the secrets of my city and get all info you need to be ready to discover Venice by yourself !

This tour is the perfect intro to the floating city! 

Starting from the biggest campo in Venice, Campo San Polo I will  show you the heart and soul of Venice. Experience what makes Rialto area so special and explore the back-streets behind. Venturing off the typical tourist path, exploring the symbols and secrets that only Venetian people know

We will discuss about the glorious Serenissima Republic how it was called and we will discover the reason of its decline. 

Did you know Venice was queen of the seas, dominated all the seas of the known world? We’ll go back to the days when Venice was an international Republic and Rialto bridge was an economic center like.. Wall Street today! 

You will admire the splendour of the still wonderful Venice! Venice is the most romantic and unique city on the water of the world. I wanna show you the real soul of it, helping to discover the essence and not just the touristic places. 

What we are going to visit together during this tour (itinerary can change according to the period, weather but same passion!)

- Campo San Polo, the biggest campo in Venice and the history of Carnival and “bull fights” in Venice 
- one of the narrowest calli (street) of Venice 
- Carampane, the former red light district of Venice 
- the colourful and historical Rialto market
 - the place where Venice was founded according to the legend.
Join me for this Free Walk in Venice, incredible places and stories are waiting you. 

I will explain you the secrets of Venice through these emblematic and historical places, how it was founded, curiosities, and many other things If you want to know everything about this fantastic city, you can’t miss one of my Free Walk in Venice! 

We won’t go to San Marco, I have other specific tour for all its secrets:

https://www.guruwalk.com/it/walks/40073-san-marco-il-sestiere-e-la-piazza-free-walking-tour-a-venezia



Booking is mandatory for organizational reasons and for applying safety measures 

DURATION Duration: about 2 hours 

 What are you waiting for? Venice wont' be anymore a mystery, wear your best smile and join the original free tour FREE WALK IN VENICE!

I am so proud to have created FREE WALK IN VENICE (visit my Tripadvisor page to check the quality of my tours ) a small independent reality and doing what I love in a city that I adore is for me the destination of the pursuit of happiness. 
I love to share the secrets of Venice with curious travellers. 


Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: at the well in the middle of the campo - if you don’t see availability for the selected date please contact me !

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (173)

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Quality
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4.82
Nanditha
28 Jul 2022 Boston
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

Lucia is an amazing tour guide, passionate and knowledgeable about her gorgeous city and home. The tour exceeded my expectations. Lucia also made sure to communicate personally before and after the tour. Highly recommend!

Gabriela
28 Jul 2022 Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Lucía was fantastic!

Sinja
19 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Amazing tour with great insights and fun facts! Loved every minute.

Victoria
17 Jul 2022 Lincoln
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Colin
10 Jul 2022 Ormskirk
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Excellent tour, very informative and funny, would definitely recommend

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!