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Venice Inferno Private Tour

1. Venice Inferno Private Tour

The start of this tour is at the church of San Geremia with the preserved relics of Saint Lucia. From there, you'll head off on a motor boat to cross the northern part of the Venice Lagoon and see the famous Cemetery Island of San Michele. Then it's time to see the place that Dante Alighieri mentions in the Inferno... the Venetian Arsenal! Here he was inspired by the idea of ​​boiling pitch, which tortures the damned. Here you will find the famous inscriptions of Dante's Divine Comedy. While sailing on the Lagoon of Venice, you'll of course also see San Marco and see the Sospiri Bridge, and the famous Venetian prisons – lots of adventures await you! The tour even includes a visit to the crypt of the nearby church of San Zaccaria. You will discover in more detail the Basilica of San Marco, the golden church, and visit the famous four horses. This is famous place, where Enrico Dandolo called the Venetians for the Fourth Crusad. Through a short walk you will reach the Rialto area, where you can touch the palace of Doge Dandolo, who died and was buried in Constantinople in 1205.

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Venice: San Michele Cemetery Island Vaporetto & Walking Tour

2. Venice: San Michele Cemetery Island Vaporetto & Walking Tour

Whether you're a goth, hopeless romantic, music lover, poet, philosopher, or simply looking for a peaceful break, you can find the inspiration and peace you're looking for during this trip to San Michele Island. Take a boat ride to reach the island before venturing on a walking tour. Start your tour by hopping on a vaporetto (canal boat) to San Michele Island. Arrive and pay respects to Ezra Pound, Brodsky, and Stravinsky in this silent place in the middle of the lagoon, truly hidden gem. Visit the Renaissance Church of San Michele in Isola and take a walk through the Anglican and Orthodox sections. See the fields reserved for nuns, monks, and people who served the army. Continue to the modern cemetery extension designed by the architect David Chipperfield. San Michele’s cemetery is the place where locals find eternal peace and where silence is interrupted only by the sound of boats, lagoon waves, and seagulls.

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