A Day in Venice: the most romantic art city in the world


Church of S. Giacomo, Rialto, Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, Doge Palace, Bridge of Sighs

An interesting excursion to one of the most famous art cities in the world. Venice truly is a city unlike any other. You will get a real sense of its unique beauty and complexity. Be seduced by this artistic achievement, represented by monuments of incomparable outstanding Universal Value.



Small Group – Luxury Day Trip from Florence




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The Tour Includes

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  • English speaking Guide
  • Qualified Driver
  • Transport in Luxury Minivan
  • Season: From April to October
  • When: All year round – Tuesday and Friday
  • Start Time:  08:00AM
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • pick-up and drop-off at your hotel*
  • Meeting point / Terminal: Central location in Florence (further details will be provided after booking).
Tour Code TH0066

260 €  –  Book Now !

A Day in Venice

*For those staying in hotels in the downtown.

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What Makes this Tour Unique

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  • You will be bewitched by a romantic atmosphere surrounded by Gothic and Renaissance facades, delicate little bridges, the narrow “Calli” , little green gardens behind ancient gates, the spectacular Grand Canal with its famous gondolas.
  • You’ll fall in love at first sight with Venice and will realize why it’s considered the most romantic city in the world.
  • The local guide will introduce you to some of the town’s treasures: the magnificent Piazza San Marco where you admire the Basilica and its fabulous mosaics, the Renaissance clock tower, the famous Bridge of Sighs and other renowned places.
CHILDREN POLICY
  • 0 – 1 years old: 50% discount
  • 2 – 8 years old: 30% discount
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Tour Description

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Visit the dreaming waterways that mirror elegant palaces with Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance façades, delicate little bridges, magnificent portals of patrician dwellings, bulb-shaped domes and golden mosaics. Walk along the calli and discover little green gardens behind ancient gates and allow yourself to be captured by the magic light and colour of blown glass, created by master glassmakers.

Discover this unique city, built between the coast and the open sea on an archipelago of 120 islands linked by 350 bridges. Discover almost 2000 years of history in which east and west were interwoven producing an exquisitely refined culture. The irreplaceable artistic heritage of the city is protected by UNESCO. Venice is all this and much more and offers you an unforgettable day that begins when you meet your local professional Guide who will introduce some of its treasures to you.

Walking through the narrow calli you will enter the ancient sixths (sestieri) through Santa Croce and San Polo where the salt flats of the ancient and powerful Republic of Venice are located, you will then proceed to the Rialto area, the first settlement of the village, with its historical fish and vegetable market, the Church of San Giacomo, the oldest in Venice, the famous Rialto bridge, the oldest of the four bridges crossing the spectacular Grand Canal.

Crossing this wonderful bridge you will reach the district of San Marco – the trade and cultural centre of the city.

The heart of this district is the splendid and magnificent Piazza San Marco, the most elegant drawing room in Europe, surrounded by the most famous Venetian monuments: the splendid Byzantine Basilica with its four portals and wonderful golden mosaics, the interior of which is a must, the Renaissance Clock Tower and the fabulous Gothic Palazzo Ducale. Behind the Palazzo Ducale, from the Ponte di Paglia you can admire the famous Bridge of Sighs, that used to be crossed by the condemned prisoners before entering prison, hence the name. After the end of the guided tour, you can find dozens of typical or elegant restaurants in the area around the square where you can sample something delicious produced by the excellent Venetian cuisine.

In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy a romantic tour in one of the famous gondolas, get to know the city better or dedicate some time to shopping and discovering the historically famous crafts of the lagoon islands: the Murano blown glass foundries and the Burano lace-makers. Before leaving, you can pop into one of the famous historical cafés of Piazza San Marco and enjoy a truly delightful Venetian experience.


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Additional Info

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Venice is sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks.

The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.

The city historically was the capital of the Republic of Venice, and it has been described it in The New York Times as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man“. Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe’s most romantic cities.

The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history.

It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.

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Venice from Satellite