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A - Venice classic tour PDF Print Email

 

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St. Mark’s square and St. Mark’s Basilica are certainly the most well-known symbols of Venice. Our classic tour begins here and will show you the most important places of this city, where every element and even the simplest details convey the power, the elegance and the greatness of the “Serenissima” Republic. The Republic lasted 1000 years and 120 Dogi governed Venice. Intellectuals from all over the world are still fascinated by the secrets of this enchanting and unique city and continue studying its rich history.
During our guided tour, you will see the most important tourist attractions in Venice (only from the outside). Our starting point will be St. Mark’s squareand then our tour will continue with St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Campanile, the Clock Tower, the procuracies, the Biblioteca Marciana, the Museo Correr, the Bridge of Sighs, Riva degli Schiavoni, le Mercerie, The tour ends in Rialto, the market area.
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B - Venice and its islands PDF Print Email

laguna-veneta-web In the Venetian Lagoon, there are many islands, which had an important defensive and commercial role in the past. The islands that are still inhabited and can be visited are:

the Lido, which was important for its bathing establishment, but now known worldwide for the Venice International Film Festival

Murano, famous for the precious and unique Murano glass

Burano with its colourful houses that inspired many artists and its handmade laces

Torcello, an island with only 25 inhabitants and a wonderful cathedral. Inside you can admire the impressive mosaic of the Last Judgement

Sant’Erasmo and its lovely gardens

and also Mazzorbo, Le Vignole, Pellestrina, San Clemente, Mazzorbetto.

Some other islands are cloisters:

San Francesco del Deserto, an oasis of peace and silence

San Lazzaro degli Armeni, which is well known for its rich picture gallery and its collection of writings

San Michele, which is the cemetery of the city. You can visit it and see that many famous people, like Igor Stravinkij, were buried there

and San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo, la Certosa, Lazzaretto Nuovo.

The starting point of our tour is the Tronchetto car park. You will take a boat and reach Murano and Burano, when you will have also lunch. Then you will visit Torcello and finally, you will go back to Tronchetto.

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C - Venice: The places of epidemics PDF Print Email

salute venezia1Venice, a crossroads of important trade routes, has often had to deal with epidemics. Many centuries were affected by the plague: the black plague, the bubonic plague, the smallpox, the Spanish, ... In 1423 it was Venice that introduced the isolation of the plague victims on the island of the Lazzaretto Vecchio, while in the Lazzaretto Nuovo (1468) they had to stop those arriving in Venice from other areas in quarantine.

According to tradition, Lazarus was ill with leprosy and, for this reason, the places where the plague victims were welcomed were called lazarets. As in the case of the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni where the convent of the same name can still be visited.

The GUIDED TOUR includes the Scuola Grande di S. Rocco, also patron of the plague victims, to admire the masterpieces of Tintoretto. Then the Chiesa della Salute, Longhena's masterpiece that he built at the end of the plague in 1631.

NOTE: The itinerary includes admission with ticket to the Scuola Grande and admission (free) to the Basilica della Salute.

Time spent: 3h, 00 min

OTHER ITINERARIES: Many other places and artists remember the plague (the Church of the Redeemer, the Church of S. Sebastiano, the Titian, the Sansovino, ... Request a tailor-made itinerary)

To ensure the spacing, this service is carried out with a radio microphone system

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