A most typical district of Venice and local crafts
After meeting your guide in a convenient location, start a guided tour through one of the less touristy areas of Venice with a visit in one of the two main churches in the area to see world class art features. (according to opening times we may enter the Gesuit's church with Titian's altarpiece or St. Cristopher's with works of Tintoretto and Cima.
During the tour we'll walk through Venice's Jewish quarter too, this tiny area was the first ghetto ever opened in 1516. Besides it former mainly Jewish connotation this is also a charming area of town.
The tour will be ending in a local glass beads workshop where you'll see this all-time Venetian classic produced in a limitless selection of patteerns and colours.
NOTICE: the glass beads workshop can be visited from MON to FRI and on demand.
After meeting we'll walk until entering the Cannaregio district. This area of town is truly one of the less crowded and touristic as well.
As we enter the heart of Cannaregio will stop in a few charming places including the meeting house of the Misericordia society, the embedded statues of the Mori brothers and the very ornate church of san Cristopher.
We'll also walk through the first ghetto where a wide community of jews kept alive their culture in the unique political environment of the Venetian republic. This area is also one of the most charming in the district
We conclude our tour visiting a local artisan workshop producing a Venetian most famous craft, glass beads.
According to the time of the tour will enter either the Gesuit's church with a work of Titian or St. Cristopher with works of Tintoretto.
NOTICE: The glass beads workshop can be seen from Mon>Friday and upon request. On Saturdays and Sundays we can include a longer walk in the area.
On Sunday mornings churches are closed for services
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Ideally nearby the Rialto bridge. Contact me to decide a convenient place.
End location: In the Cannaregio district, I'll help you finding your way back to the center
Duration: 3 hours
NOTICE: The glass beads workshop can be seen from Mon>Friday and upon request.
On Saturdays and Sundays we can include a longer walk in the area.
On Sunday mornings churches are closed for services.
This is a walking tour, wear comfortable shoes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 euro - Any amounts related to personal expenses like drinks, snacks, lunch, souvenirs etc.
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.
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Wonderful tour! Fernando took us to places we would have never explored on our own. Not only did he take us there but he provided us with the story behind what we were seeing. He also was very helpful in making sure we could catch the water taxi back to our hotel which was quite comforting. This is our 6th experience with Tour by Locals and we will keep coming back.