Our walk will start at the entrance of Santa Lucia train station, the only station in Venice. I will be there holding a sign with Airbnb written on it. After a short briefing about the walk, we will visit stop in an iconic pasticceria to get the classic Italian breakfast of cappuccino & brioche! Once we have some energy buzz, we will cover the main historical part, we will head to the neighborhood of Cannaregio, an important area to see the changes of our city along the years. There, we will explore areas such as the Jewish Ghetto and along the way I can provide you with local tips for the following days in town. After that, we will explore Castello neighborhood where we will stop for the famous Spritz cocktail with two savory snacks from the oven of one of the most famous family bakeries in town! Following, we will visit the charming bookstore of Acqua Alta, you haven't seen anything like this before! Then, we will pay a visit to an important chocolate atelier where two local ladies are rescuing traditional recipes from the XVII century! Once we finish our homemade tiramisu, we will then go back to Rialto bridge are where I will help you to get orientated or give you suggestions for the rest of your day!
Hi there! We are a group of guides & Tour Leaders from Venice who are involved for many years already in the Responsible Travel movement. We know how boring can be a city tour when the guide is not passionate! We have created some itineraries mixing our personal knowledge & qualifications with fun & local facts! We are experts in Venice history. People like Camilla & Elena, born & raised in the city, Camilla & Elena are experts in history tours after finishing their University degree and PHD in the subject. Claire is an official Venice guide not only specialized in history but involved in the local culture in projects such as rowing with traditional boats or supporting small initiatives for the residents in the city. She also has a course in Wine and is on her way to become a sommelier. We hope to see you really soon in Venice!
1 Cappuccino or espresso with a brioche and 1 chocolate drink with a homemade dessert
1 Spritz cocktail with two savory snacks
Our tour will explore deeply the neighborhoods of Cannaregio & Castello going into hidden spots getting away from the touristy trails and stopping in small local business to support the economy of the city.
Bring comfortable shoes
Please let us know of food allergies or diet requirements. We would like to cater accordingly. Unfortunately, we can't cater for gluten free diets.
Local neighborhoods & Sweet treats