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Secret Venice

Cannaregio

Cannaregio  Highlights and the Jewish QuarterTour 5

Tour description:


The Cannaregio district, located in the northwestern part of Venice, is a densely populated area with hidden treasures. The Miracoli church, covered with slabs of marble, is a remarkable architectural gem, while the church of Santa Maria Assunta is famous for the Martyrdom of San Lorenzo by Titian. In the neighbourhood there is the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia, the seat of a secular brotherhood until the end of the Venetian Republic. The area also houses several noble palaces, like the Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo with an incredible garden and the Palazzo Mastelli with a camel on its façade, Not far away are the Gothic church of Madonna dell'Orto, where Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, was active as a painter, and the Jewish Quarter, where since the 16th century the Jewish people were compelled to live. The tour ends with an introduction to the history of the Jewish Quarter, but a guided tour of the synagogues is not included.


The visit includes:
A visit to the Jesuit’s church
A visit to Contarini del Zaffo garden
Costs:
The guided tour costs 240,00 Euro for small parties and families up to 8 people.
Entrance to the Jesuit’s church ticket costs 1,00 Euro per person. ou must dress appropriately to enter the church. 
A visit to the Contarini del Zaffo garden: please make an offer to the nuns.
Duration: 3 Hours.

Tour 5
Tour 6
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San Polo  and the Rialto market - Tour 6

Tour description:


The Rialto area, situated in the district of San Polo, was a renowned economic hub for the sale of spices. Functional buildings for finance, duty, customs, and navigation were built in the surrounding area, where the famous fish market is still located. Centered around the churches of San Giovanni l'Elemosinario and the no longer existing San Matteo, there was once the so-called Castelletto, where prostitutes lived and operated safely out of the residents' sights. The area was known for its brothels, places of pleasure and entertainment, and the toponyms Ponte delle Tette and Carampane are just a memory of the old past! The tour will continue towards the Frari church, an amazing Gothic building where a number of sculptures and paintings are still preserved, such as Titian’s Assumption.


The visit includes:
Visit to the fish, vegetable and fruit market. Please note that the market is open only in the
mornings from Tuesday to Saturday..
A visit to the Frari church.
Walking tour in less known areas of Venice.
Costs:
The guided tour costs 240,00 Euro for small parties and families up to 8 people.
Entrance to the Frari church costs 5,00 Euro per person. You must dress appropriately to
enter the church.
Duration: 3 Hours

Tour 7
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Castello and the Arsenale -  Tour 7

Tour description:


Castello, a big and intact area in eastern Venice, offers a rich history and numerous hidden gems, such as the Gothic church of San Giovanni e Paolo, where many dukes of Venice were buried, and the Scuola Grande di San Marco, today the site of the only hospital in the city. Other notable buildings you will admire are San Giorgio dei Greci church with its leaning tower, San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, a foreign confraternity with Vittore Carpaccio's paintings, and the church of San Francesco della Vigna, built by Jacopo Sansovino and Andrea Palladio, a monumental church with a sophisticated interior. The imposing entrance to the Arsenale will mark the end of this tour.


The visit includes:
A visit to San Giorgio degli Schiavoni.
Walking tour in less known areas of Venice.
Costs:
The guided tour costs 240,00 Euro for small parties and families up to 8 people.
The entrance to San Giorgio degli Schiavoni costs 5,00 Euro per person.
Optional entrance to San Francesco della Vigna, free of charge. You must dress appropriately to enter the church.
Duration: 3 Hours

Tour 8
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Giudecca island - Tour 8

Tour description:


Giudecca, an island on the outskirts of Venice, underwent significant transformations in the 16th century, with churches and palaces built for wealthy Venetian aristocrats. The island underwent another great transformation in the 1800s, with old buildings utilized and converted into factories and residences for locals. Contemporary structures, such as the Junghans factory and Convent of Cosma and Damiano, were repurposed to create new spaces in order to evaluate the island. The island's Old Granaries, the Spinster's church, and the Casa dei 3 Oci are notable examples of these changes. The Redeemer's church, built after the black plague in 1576, is a prominent landmark on the island. The Redeemer's festival, held annually on the Saturday before the third Sunday of July, features a pontoon bridge to join the two banks of the canal in the religious procession.


The visit includes:
A walking tour on Giudecca island.
Costs:
The guided tour costs 160,00 Euro for small parties and families up to 8 people.
The  means of transport are not included, ask for more information.
Duration: 2 Hours

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