Unusual walk with happy ending

An unusual walk

The beautiful frame of St. Mark’s square will be your meeting point for this unusual walk around Venice, which will take you into a city hidden to the most part of visitors.

After an introductive (though not absolutely boaring) descritpion of Venice, her history and traditions with a glimpse to her most beautiful square, you will walk on the Accademia bridge, the only wooden bridge in Venice crossing the Grand Canal, enjoying a spectacluar view to the baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute, to reach Campo Santa Margherita, one of the nicest and most lively square in Venice, where mums loves to wander around with their infants, children play and students have their aperitives. Not far, the discovery of a very particular “fruit and vegetable market”, located at the foot of a bridge, where Venetians used to “put words into action”…your guide will explain you why…and how!

After this, prepare your eyes and heart for the magnificent Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: known by all simply as “the Frari” (a corruption of frati, meaning brothers), it’s a huge plain gothic church completed in mid 15th century. The interior is striking for its sheer size and for the quality of its works of art. These include masterpieces from Titian and Giovanni Bellini, the monk’s choir and the tomb of Canova.

From holy water we go back to the devil crossing the Gran Canal (in a surprisingly different way) and reach Rialto, the market area, where your guide will say goodbye with 1 “ombra” and 1 “cicheto”… what are we talking about? Come and see yourself!

Departure: Tuesday to Saturday at 9.00 a.m. / 11.00 a.m.

Duration: approx 3 hours

Meeting point: St. Mark’s square, at the entrance of the Correr Museum