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Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop

1. Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop

Decorate your own unique keepsake of Venice at a Carnival mask-making workshop with an experienced instructor. Learn about the ancient techniques of decorating masks with paper mâché. Choose a mask to be decorated during the course. Learn how to decorate your own mask in a fun and entertaining way with the help of a professional and artisan mask decorator. Listen to interesting facts about the use of masks in Venice during previous centuries as you craft your own. At the end of your lesson, take home your own colorful creation as a very special souvenir.

Venice: Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square

2. Venice: Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square

Discover the mysteries of Venice, complete with unsolved enigmas, compelling legends, and thrilling stories handed down to the Venetians from generation to generation. See Venice after dark, and learn its even darker history. On this tour, visit San Marco Square and Rialto and be lead through an evocative itinerary somewhere between myth and reality, which will introduce you to the most obscure and fascinating side of the city. An expert guide will take you through silent hallways and desert squares, telling stories along the way and highlighting all of the places that have been the scene of curious stories and unexplained events. Join this tour for the chance to discover the most compelling details of Venetian history, described in a different and interesting way. This tour is particularly suitable for families with children.

Venice: Vivaldi's Four Seasons Concert & Music Museum Visit

3. Venice: Vivaldi's Four Seasons Concert & Music Museum Visit

Venice, the open air Museum, contains some unforgettable treasures. This experience leads you to the church of San Vidal, between the Accademia Galeries and St. Mark's square, 10 minutes from Rialto Bridge: for a Vivaldi's Fours Seasons and other pieces concert, played by the most original, 35 years old, baroque orchestra of Venice, the Interpreti Veneziani. Before, in the same day, with this ticket, you can visit free the Museo della Musica di Venezia, a collection of 200 orginal musical instruments, made from 1600 to 1900. Including the Stradivari's School of Cremona with Bergonzi and Amati doublebasses, and the Venetian instruments, such as the violin of Matteo Goffriller, the violin maker of Antonio Vivaldi, the Red Priest, himself.

Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

4. Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Venice: Procuratie Vecchie Interactive Exhibition Ticket

5. Venice: Procuratie Vecchie Interactive Exhibition Ticket

Be one of the first lucky visitors to see the inside of the Procuratie Vecchie in 500 years. Finally accessible to the public, discover this historic building on Venice's Piazza San Marco and tour its current exhibit. Take part in an introspective and interactive art installation. Now the home of The Human Safety Net foundation, enjoy the incredible opportunity to access part of this 12th-century site, that was once used by the procurators of San Marco. Embark on a journey of self-discovery at the interactive "A World of Potential" exhibit in the building. Activate the different installations with your ticket. Trigger your curiosity, hope, and gratitude through reflective stories. Explore your biggest strengths and your potential to make a positive impact on society.

Verona: Gelato Making Class

6. Verona: Gelato Making Class

Meet the expert chef in the city center, and walk to a beautiful cooking school. Experience this fun cooking class, which is ideal for kids, and learn how to make the famous Italian gelato from scratch. Get yourself comfortable in the kitchen; wear your apron, and start cooking. The local supplier's trustworthy Italian Chef will lead you in cutting fresh fruit, while the ingredients of the gelato get mixed in the machine between the different recipes. Don’t forget to write tips on the recipe book, so you can do it at home by yourself. Finally when everything is ready, you will put the portions into glasses and enjoy these sweet desserts with the rest of the group.

Venice: Bike Tour on Lido Island

7. Venice: Bike Tour on Lido Island

This easy tour will give you the possibility to enjoy a beautiful and unforgettable day on the island of Lido, famous all over the world for its amazing beaches and the Venice International Film Festival. Cycle along a breathtaking sea and lagoon, and soak in its wonderful landscapes. While riding your bikes, admire the most prestigious art nouveau buildings situated in the historical center of the island and (why not?) go for a swim. There are many different kinds of bikes available for your tour: men and women frames, child bike seats, bicycle for children, tandems, sport bikes and rickshaws.

Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

8. Venice: Murano and Burano Half-Day Boat Tour

Get picked up at your hotel by your English-speaking guide and visit two of Venice’s most popular islands, Murano and Burano. Get an insight into the daily life and pace that differ on each island in order to fully understand Venetian culture.  Your first stop is the island of Murano, which is renowned worldwide for its long tradition of glass making. Witness firsthand the skill of glassblowing and see the locals working on other traditional crafts. Pick up some unique souvenirs or presents for the family here.  Next, head to Burano, which you’ll be able to see from the shore thanks to its vividly colored buildings. Enjoy some free time to wander around, meet the locals, enjoy a cup of coffee and take some memorable pictures.  Finally, stroll through some smaller and secret pathways, crossing the island’s most popular and lively neighborhoods, before reaching the end point of the tour - San Marco’s Square.

Venice: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

9. Venice: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Starting in St. Mark’s Square, this atmospheric walking tour will whisk you away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area. A qualified guide will walk you through the hidden squares, winding canals and historical buildings providing you with a perfect introduction to the origins, symbols, traditions, architecture and life in present day Venice. The tour will start with a historical introduction of St. Marks’s Square and its architectural delights, allowing you to discover the history of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the illustrious Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the power of the Republic of Venice, and the extraordinary, Renaissance clock tower. Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance, through its labyrinth of narrow alleys known as calli, its many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares called campi. Discover campo Santa Maria Formosa and campo San Giovanni & Paolo, with its stunning Basilica, where the doges of Venice were buried. At the end of your walking tour, come back with your local guide in San Marco's square passing through the Mercerie, the shopping connection street between Rialto and San Marco.

Venice: Highlights Walking Tour with Optional Gondola Ride

10. Venice: Highlights Walking Tour with Optional Gondola Ride

Experience the wonders of Venice on a guided walking tour past city highlights like the Frari Chapel, San Polo Square, and Doge’s Palace. Float through the city's dreamy canals and under charming bridges on a gondola ride. Select either a private or group tour and set out to discover Venice. Meet your guide at Santa Lucia station for group tours, or at any location of your choice for our private tours, and begin your Venice adventure. Get your camera ready for your stroll through one of the world's most romantic cities. Walk across the first bridge and pass by the 15th-century San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Stop at San Polo Square, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for Carneval. Make your way to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink at the market, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping. Cross the grand Rialto Bridge and take in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. Be awed by the grandeur of the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning St Mark's Basilica and its clock tower and the Campinale (bell tower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years served as the government administration center for the region. Hop aboard a gondola and step back in time on this mode of travel that was once regularly used by upper class Venetians. Take in views of the city from the water and pass under romantic bridges. Finish your tour in St Mark's Square.

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WOW. Cannot recommend this experience enough!! My husband and I booked this cooking class and it was our favorite thing we did on vacation, by far. Rosa and her daughter welcomed us into their home and we ended up having a private cooking class because there were no other guests that night. The environment was laid-back and we learned so much, it felt like we were learning to cook with old friends :) If you are thinking about whether to book this class - do it! You will have an amazing night with delicious food, beverages, and great company. It's been a week and we've already tried out several of the recipes again ourselves and we continue to talk about how much fun we had. 100% recommend this class and I hope everyone is lucky to meet Rosa and Angelina in Venice :)

Elena was wonderful! It was so nice seeing the from a tour guide who’s ancestors were from Venice, and all of her stories were so much more interesting because they were personal growing up there in Venice. She was so nice and accommodating anything, and everything we needed. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! I would definitely recommend the tour and especially Elena!

I thoroughly enjoyed making my mask and bought more masks as gifts for my family and friends! Cute shop with exotic collection of masks.

Bellissima attività, proprietario, nonché artista, molto disponibile e qualificato. Estremamente consigliato

Really wonderful exhibition, I recommend it to everyone, young and old