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ArtViva The Original & Best Walking Tours

#65 of 217 Tours in Venice
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Our specially-designed tours and wonderful expert guides bring the history of Venice to life in a fascinating & enjoyable way. Our gondola tours cover more of Venice than any others. We offer marvellous introductions to St Mark's, the Doge's Palace...more
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Santa Maria degli Scalzi | Ponte Scalzi Venezia, 30135 Venice, Italy
Santa Croce
+39 041 309 6222
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

A very informative tour, giving an insight to Venice and its wealth of history. We were lucky to have a small group, led by Barbara who's knowledge and enthusiasm was most welcome. Well worth it, as the tickets included entry to the Doge's Palace, St...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have a very small group of 4 plus our guide, Barbara. We all met on time and Barbara was welcoming and an enthusiastic guide. She moved us along at good pace (by which I mean comfortable, not fast) from shade...More

Thank David L
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Thank you very much Alessandro for such amazing tour. Your depth of knowledge is impressive. Your passion shows how much you love Venezia. Thank you for best experience in Italy so far!

Thank Boris T
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This tour allowed us to see the sights from the middle of the Grand Canal. We were also taken into some of the smaller and less crowded canals. Our guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant and engaging and her love of the city was evident. There...More

Thank Duane F
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

4 adults and 1 female gondolier /guide in the boat. Stable, fun experience. Guide was an excellent teacher and very interesting regarding Venetian attitudes lifestyle etc A great experience

Thank jancanpeek
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Alessandro was fantastic. We were very lucky to have a private tour, and his historical knowledge of city and the canal was amazing. He mixed old and new showing the Doge’s residences to the Clooney’s wedding palaces. He told the stories of the various churches,...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Fantastic tour. We learned about the boat and got a chance to row it. They gave very good and easy to follow instructions. We also learned a lot about the history of Venice and it's canals. We could row as much or as little as...More

Thank daffy169
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Our guide Barbara, was brilliant, a lot of fun and full of knowledge without it feeling like we were on a lecture tour; after all it is a holiday and we all came away feeling we had a better understanding of the City, it's history...More

Thank toby m
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Guide was so nice. It was just my husband, my son and me in the boat. The guide let us take turns at both the front and back of the boat. She also recommended a fabulous place for gelato.

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Highlights of Venice - Argentina excellent guide, best guide ever! Thank you for all the suport with the Romanian group.

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district)
when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring
cars and buses close to the center of Venice.
Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking
Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes
with energy from travelers and students. Historic
palaces and former industrial buildings house some
departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
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Shorts are fine, so long as they cover the tops of the knees. If not, you can cover up by wrapping a scarf around your legs. Some churches will have wraps (usually for sale) to cover up. Don't forget, you'll also need your... More