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Campo San Bartolomeo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

1. Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

See the beautiful attractions of Venice on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Cross the network of canals using the small bridges and narrow lanes of the historic Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio districts.  Discover the site of the old trade center from the days of the Venetian Empire. Pass the former home of the explorer Marco Polo and learn how he built trade agreements with China providing an important link between the East and West. See the impressive church of San Pantalon in the Dorsoduro district. Continue to the large Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where the painter Titian is buried. Enter the narrow square of the Campo San Bartolomeo, and continue to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where 25 of the doges are buried. End on St. Mark's Square and admire St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

2. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of cicchetti, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

Venice: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

3. Venice: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivaled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighborhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. Take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000-year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay.   A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next, as you cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! The first stop is at a small eatery near the market, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, polenta with seafood, or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes).  The second foodie stop is a historic spot that will help you better understand the Venetian culture of 'bacari' and how to enjoy this experience while you’re flying solo around the city.  A few secret, hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. The tour will end at the iconic Campo San Bortolomio, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing the fun or with directions to help you back to your accommodation.

Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

4. Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center on a tour of Murano. Head to Campo San Bartolomeo and meet your guide near the Rialto Bridge. Reach the boat station facing the lagoon, and jump aboard a public boat bound for Murano Island. Upon arrival, take a short walk to a glass factory, where a glass master will demonstrate the art of glass blowing. Watch as he makes a 2nd piece using sculpture techniques. Take a stroll to a mosaic or glass beads jewelry workshop to create your own piece from scratch. Work with glass elements of different shapes and colors to make a unique ornament or pendant. Create your own bracelet, key holder, or earrings. Enjoy some free time to explore the quiet streets of Murano on your own. Your guide with take you back to the boat station and advise you how to get back to your accommodation from there.

Venice Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

5. Venice Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

Join an unusual nighttime walking tour in Venice with a local guide, who will tell you about the city’s secrets and mysteries and also tell you some ghost stories. The 1 hour 45 minute walk begins in Campo San Bartolomeo, near the famous Rialto Bridge and continues from the Rialto area into Cannaregio and Castello. The itinerary may vary in order to avoid the most crowded areas and introduce you to the more intimate atmosphere that permeates the city at night. You’ll hear about the spirits of the night as you walk along alleyways, in courtyards, around the squares, and on the streets during the tour. There are intriguing ancient legends about Venetian leaders and notable citizens, and tales about ancient Venice's common people as well. Scary tales of more recent times will keep you alert during your walk! After the sun has set the city’s atmosphere lends itself to the supernatural, as the nuances of the evening bring even more suspense to the stories you’ll hear.

Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

6. Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

Starting in Campo San Bartolomeo, this 1.5-hour walking tour takes you to the hidden corners of Venice. A qualified guide will lead you through winding streets and eerie squares and tell you tales of mystery, murder and superstition. This tour covers areas of Venice after dark including hidden squares and darkened alleys, that otherwise you might not have the courage to visit. Walk through the Castello district as you learn about Venetian doges and noblemen. Hear about unrequited love, the ghostly sounds outside the Malibran Theater and tales of tragic deaths. Head to Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, and then walk along the foreboding Fondamenta Nuova, across from a cemetery. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. The tour ends in the Cannaregio district.

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

7. Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

Enjoy an intimate, half-day food and culture tour of Venice, and see the major sights of “La Serenissima,” as well as some hidden treasures along the way. Visit osterias, trattorias, pastry shops and wine bars to sample the typical fare of the Veneto. Meet your guide close to the Rialto Bridge, and stroll through a market overflowing with fish, fruit and vegetables of every shape and color. Cross the Rialto Bridge to an interesting 18th-century osteria famous for its cicchetti (tapas-like snacks unique to Venice). Drink a toast of regional wines and prosecco, and savor bite-sized morsels bursting with regional flavors. Continue to the Campo San Bartolomeo to see Marco Polo’s house and the haunts of Casanova. Pass beautiful churches and hear wonderful trivia, such as the origins of the Bellini cocktail. Go to the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo to enjoy an authentic tiramisu with coffee, and experience a Venetian specialty where the Italian coffee culture was born. As you search for olives, pillows of polenta, and mouthwateringly marinated seafood, your guide will provide suggestions on excursions for the rest of your time in Venice. Come with an appetite, as this food tour is a meal in itself!

Venice Walking Tour by Night: Aperitif and Legends

8. Venice Walking Tour by Night: Aperitif and Legends

Enjoy a combination of food and spook, on this walking tour combining an itinerary through the well-known Italian gastronomic tradition and a wander through the mysteries of the city’s evening atmosphere, enriched by ghost stories and local legends. The ghost walk starts from Campo San Bartolomeo, near the famous Rialto Bridge, and you'll take a fascinating stroll between the Rialto area, Cannaregio and Castello.  Around the Rialto area and its bustling market, you’ll visit some bacari (wine bars), full of character and populated by the locals. You’ll be able to taste some “cicchetti” (small appetizers of fish, seafood, meat, or vegetables) and an aperitif or ombra (the typical glass of wine in Venice).  Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide,  you'll endure the delectable tastes of three different types of wine on this evening tour. The itinerary may vary in order to avoid the most crowded areas, and introduce you to the more intimate atmosphere that permeates the town at twilight.

Venice Art and Architecture Private Walking Tour

9. Venice Art and Architecture Private Walking Tour

Explore the incomparable art and architecture of Venice on a private walking tour that gets off the well-trodden paths. Departing from Campo San Bartolomeo (in front of the statue of Goldoni), head off after a brief introduction and discover of some of the most beautiful architecture Venice has to offer. You will keep away from St Mark's Square and the main sights, concentrating on less known treasures that reveal the evolution of a broad range of artistic images and architecture in “La Serenissima.” With your own private guide you will get answers to questions about sites, such as the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, known as the known as “Pantheon of Venice,” and the burial site of Venetian doges after the 15th century. Admire the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the most beautiful squares in Venice, and see the sublime Corte del Milion, named after Marco Polo’s account of his travels in the Far East.

Venice City: Center Walking Tour

10. Venice City: Center Walking Tour

Discover the most unusual and characteristic corners of Venice on a charming walking tour of the historic city center. Wander through the back streets to find the hidden squares between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Set off from the Campo San Moisè near St. Mark's Square to learn the history of the city and get acquainted with the local dialect. Stop in front of the amazing opera house of La Fenice and hear about its glorious but troubled history. See the Renaissance masterpiece of the Bovolo Staircase on the outside of the 15th-century Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo close to Campo Manin. Make your way back towards the Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal and discover how it became the commercial heart of the city. End in Piazza San Luca, just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge.

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What people are saying about Campo San Bartolomeo

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based on 1,877 reviews

it was easy to meet the guide at the meeting spot-we then took the ferry over to the island and watched a demonstration (about 20 minutes). The man who did it was the owner. He had been making Murano glass since he was 9-10 years old! He noticed the animals on my girl's winter hats and made Murano glass pieces (cat and unicorn) right in front of them. That was super special. Then we all made bracelets or earrings (which I've worn several times since!) Our girls really loved this.

Had an awesome time in our street food tour. Dennys our guide was amazing and had a lot of great insights about the history of Venice and things to do in the different neighborhoods. Would recommend doing the tour early in your visit, as it will help you get acclimated to the city and places to eat and hang out!

Super tour through the incomparably beautiful Venetian streets. Delicious food and relaxed atmosphere. Maria, our guide, was extremely friendly and gave us lots of new information and tips for the next few days.

We had the pleasure to have Denisse as our tour guide. She did an amazing job at being interactive with the crowd and taught us lots of things that I did not know about Venice. 5 out of 5 stars for sure!

Great little tour of places as a tourist you wouldn't know about, Maria our guide was great!