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The heart and soul of Venice + Rialto (kickstart tour)

  • Venice
  • Available in: English
  • Duration: 2 hours

About the guru Free Walk in Venice

Hi! Welcome to 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 Somet... More »

Hi! Welcome to 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 Something about me? - licensed tour guide - great passion - hall of fame Tripadvisor for winning the certificate of excellence By choosing Free Walk in Venice tours you support an indipendent local company

About the tour

Welcome to my Venice off the beaten path!

Get ready to discover the secrets of my city. This tour is the perfect intro to the floating city!

I am so proud to have created FREE WALK IN VENICE (check 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 travellers. Join me for this Free Walk in Venice, incredible places and stories are waiting you.

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 are we going to visit together during this tour (keep in mind I have 3 different tours published):

- 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

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!

***contact me (FREE WALK IN VENICE) if you don't see availabilities! Booking is mandatory for organizational reasons and for applying safety measures ***

DURATION

Duration: about 2 hours

Starting from the biggest campo in Venice, Campo San Polo we’ll show your 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 . 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!

If you want to know more check my Tripadvisor page: FREE WALK IN VENICE

Meeting point
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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 !

Tour schedule

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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!

Ratings 65

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Silvia

1 month ago

The tour was very nice and interesting. Lucia knows a lot about her city and can answer every possible question. She pays attention on focusing on the individual needs of the group, keeps them small and what I appreciate the most is how she showed us all the little details instead of the obvious tourist sights.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us and I can definitely recommend to everyone to join her tour!

Loghi

Response from Free Walk in Venice:

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Claudia

1 month ago

great tour Lucia told us a lot about the history and also funny stories i loved this trip

Loghi

Response from Free Walk in Venice:

Thank you Claudia! It has been a pleasure!
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Brendan Lam

2 months ago

Loghi

Response from Free Walk in Venice:

see you for the next tour !
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Federica Po

2 months ago

Great tour! Lucia is really nice and knoledgable, she has shown us many interesting details around Venice skipping the crowded spots. We definetely reccomend to join her to appreciate Venice even more!

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Paola

2 months ago

Really recommended to explore the city.

Loghi

Response from Free Walk in Venice:

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Lidia

2 months ago

You can’t miss this tour, 5+ stars ! I had great time with Lucia, we went off the beaten track and were immersed in Venice heart and soul !

She is friendly and knowledgeable. Recommended !

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