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Hidden gems and secrets of Venice - Dorsoduro sestiere

  • Venice
  • Available in: English

About the tour

Hi there,

Doing what we love in a place that we adore is for us the pursuit of happiness. We love to share the secrets of Venice with travellers. Join us for a Free Walk in Venice, incredible places are waiting you.



Venice is the most romantic and unique city on the water of the world. We wanna show your the real soul of it, helping to discover the essence and not just the touristic places.

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Campo San Barnaba and the sestier de Dorsoduro

- Zattere, the longest fondamenta in Venice

- San Trovaso workshop for building gondole (outside)

- Ca' Dario and its mysteries (outside)

- the typical venetian campo

- spot where you can ask for a gondola traghetto used by locals to cross the Grand Canal

- Punta della Dogana, the former customs point of Venice and the lovely Salute church

- one of the best view of Venice

Why attended it: We will explain 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 our Free Walk in Venice!

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we run three different walks according to the days, generally:

**MONDAY - FRIDAY - SATURDAY: the heart and soul of Venice and Rialto

**TUESDAY and THURSDAY The magnificent northern side of Venice and the Jewish Ghetto

**WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY The hidden gems and secrets of Venice, Dorsoduro sestiere

**Contact us for the updated calendar!**

Next availabilities confirmed: for other dates please write me

March 5th CAMPO SAN POLO morning

March 21st CAMPO SAN POLO morning

March 21st CAMPO SANTA MARIA FORMOSA afternoon

March 22nd CAMPO SAN BARNABA afternoon



Duration: about 2/ 2.5 hours hours

This city walk starts from Campo San Barnaba, where Indiana Jones traces clues about the Holy Grail in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, an unmissable campo between the things to see in Venice. With this hidden gems and secrets tour, we provide an unmisseable experience of the artistic district of Dorsoduro.

Discover this serene and charming area, a corner of Venice little seen by tourists and one of the best area to stay in Venice. We venture away from tourist crowds and into the streets and forgotten parts of Venice finding unique spots.

This tour may include an unconventional view of St. Mark square. What are you waiting for? Wear your best smile and join the original Venice free tour FREE WALK IN VENICE! This will be your best tour of Italy! ;)



***Please, keep in mind that the walk can not be available everyday contact us to have the updated calendar!

please contact us to have the updated list of the next tours available

Meeting point
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How to find me: At the ancient well in front of the San Barnaba church

Tour schedule


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 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (10)


Marissa Popper

25 days ago

Great cultural experience to fall in love with this fragile and beautiful city!



1 month ago

Lucia our guide was charming, interesting and generous with her information and her time. She shared the inner workings of this fabulous city and was sensitive to our interests. She guided us with intelligence, enthusiasm and love. Can't recommend her highly enough.


Drew Geldart

2 months ago

Great tour from a local with local knowledge. I have been to Venice before so didn't want to see all the usual sights and this was perfect for that. Andrea gave us an insiders guide to Venice and it was worth the walk!



8 months ago

Lucia was a very knowledgable guide, a true ‘local’ who shared her favourite places with us. We were inspired enough to go back to Ca Rezzonico on our own. Shame about the rude American teenagers who chatted throughout. Thank you Lucia.


Response from Free Walk in Venice:

Dear Alison, thank you for your feedback! It was a real pleasure meeting you, I hope to meet you next time for a different tour! Your family was perfect :) Best regards, Lucia


1 years ago

Great tour! ❤️



1 years ago

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