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  • Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

    1. Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

    Experience the mysterious atmosphere as night falls on the Cannaregio district of Venice. On this 2-hour tour a qualified guide will lead you to hidden corners and quiet places, while entertaining you with legends about this unique area. Your group will make its way through the maze of ancient narrow streets that visitors seldom see. Hear some of the darkest and most obscure stories about Venice. Learn about the ghosts of Cannaregio and of the continuous ghost appearances reported by the region’s current inhabitants.

    The Tour was quite a nice trip. Learned much from the history and legends of Venice. The German from the tour guide was not the yellow from the egg, but you could somehow understand the things you were told. Overall I can really recommend the tour.

  • Venice: Guided City Walking Tour With Medieval Prisons

    2. Venice: Guided City Walking Tour With Medieval Prisons

    Explore the narrow alleyways of Venice and learn about the city's darkest secrets on a walking tour with an expert local guide. Listen to captivating commentary about the Prisons' Palace in St. Mark's Square, and learn about the Lords of Night — the fearsome police of the Serenissima Republic, infamous for torturing their prisoners. Learn about the secrets of Casanova, and discover the treasures stolen from Constantinople, and the fraught relationship with the far-east. Unveil the mysteries of Marco Polo and the Silk Road. Go back through time with a mobile app that shows you a detailed reconstruction of what Venice looked like from the XI to the XVII centuries.

    The tour was good. The guide was knowledgeable. But tour was conducted in two languages simultaneously. So guide was speaking in one language first and then speaking in second language. I think it effectively reduced the tour time to half.

  • Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

    3. 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.

    The stories were charming; not all ghostly! But all highly entertaining and delivered with great joy from our guide Grace.

  • Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

    4. Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

    Join a unique evening walking tour and learn about the famous ghost and legends of Venice with a local guide. Discover the ghostly Castello and Cannaregio districts and uncover the city’s secrets and mysteries. Experience a tour that covers areas of Venice after dark that you might otherwise not have the courage to visit. See places that have been the scene of unexplained events and mysterious apparitions. Be led by your guide and explore hidden and supernatural corners of the city. Walk through the winding streets and eerie squares of Cannaregio and Castello districts. Listen for ghostly sounds coming outside the Malibran Theater. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. Visit an underground crypt that has been forgotten for years illuminated by the light of a candle. Hear some scary tales of more recent times that will keep you alert during your wal...

  • Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

    5. Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

    Join a unique evening walking tour and learn about the famous ghost and legends of Venice with a local guide. Discover the ghostly Castello and Cannaregio districts and uncover the city’s secrets and mysteries. Experience a tour that covers areas of Venice after dark that you might otherwise not have the courage to visit. See places that have been the scene of unexplained events and mysterious apparitions. Be led by your guide and explore hidden and supernatural corners of the city. Walkthrough the winding streets and eerie squares of Cannaregio and Castello districts. Listen for ghostly sounds coming outside the Malibran Theater. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. Visit an underground crypt that has been forgotten for years illuminated by the light of a candle. Hear some scary tales of more recent times that will keep you alert during your wal...

  • Venice Legends & Ghosts: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    6. Venice Legends & Ghosts: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    After sunset a different Venice is revealed, as you’ll experience on this 2-hour evening walk. Discover the secrets of Venice after dark and its beauty and charm, and learn about some of the city's mysteries and legends. You’ll hear fascinating stories about Venice past and present from your expert guide as you make your way along centuries-old streets and by shimmering canals. Head off the beaten track and into some of the most intriguing and hidden corners of Venice. Listen to tales of the city’s history. Your passionate local guide will take you on this journey through Venice’s neighborhoods, and bring this magical city to life.

  • Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

    7. Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

    Discover an entirely different Venice as you make your way through a labyrinth of narrow alleyways, where shadows linger and footsteps echo. Imagine a dark silent Venice with no lighting, eerie and spooky. Learn about the public executions in St. Marks Square, the inhumane mental asylums situated on the lagoon islands. Anecdotes of the courtesans, casinos and brothels and of course Casanova and 'the last kissing spot.' There's a story of the mysterious footprints, headless body and the head seen floating in a canal, the assassin alleyway and the murdered women dressed in white. Secret courtyards and architectural gems hidden in the silent alleys, such as the impressive spiral staircase. Finally, the story of the ill-fated Theatre, La Fenice and mystery of the last fire.

    Sergio was a wonderful guide filled with anecdotes and knowledge about the many mysteries in Venice. He also shared a few great recommendations for local restaurants. Can highly recommend! Emma and Marc

  • St. Mark’s Square: Casanova’s Prison Walking Tour

    8. St. Mark’s Square: Casanova’s Prison Walking Tour

    Explore an amazing route through places that have never been visited until now. Enter the imposing courtroom and the dark cells of the old prisons of Piazza San Marco. You will learn what it meant to be a prisoner back in those days:  what prisoners ate, drank and where they slept. See actual graffiti left by inmates and listen to the story about Casanova’s exciting jailbreak. Hear the myths and legends that still live inside these cold walls and cells. Enjoy the explanation of the powerful Council of The Ten, which consisted of the highest Venice politicians, that oversaw the justice system in all Venetian domains.  Nowadays the prison’s palace that overlooks the stunning Riva Degli Schiavoni is the seat of the Artistic Circle, which offers its guests different cultural experiences and concerts. Yet still, you can feel the presence of the rich history when walking through the halls of...

    Erg informatieve rondleiding door de oude gevangenis van Venetië! De gids was erg uitgebreid in haar uitleg waardoor er ook genoeg tijd was om overal foto's te maken. Ook erg leuk om in kamers te komen die voor andere toeristen gesloten blijven! Ik heb veel geleerd tijdens deze rondleiding.

  • Venice: Private Ghost Tour and Gondola Ride

    9. Venice: Private Ghost Tour and Gondola Ride

    Venture into the darker side of Venice on a private ghost tour after dark, and hear stories from its bloody past as you creep down dank alleys that still fire the imagination. Meet your guide in the shadows of the church of San Giacomo di Rialto, before walking to the Rialto Bridge. They will take you through a mass of spooky alleys, telling of the spirits that lurk in hidden doorways along the way. Learn about the ghosts of the Campo della Fava. Go to Marco Polo’s house and hear about his Chinese wife. Visit San Gallo, site of one of the most terrible murders in the history of the city, and where the famous sculptor Antonio Canova died. If that’s not enough to get your heart racing, take a 30-minute gondola ride through the network of silent canals. Keep your nerve as the only noise you hope to hear will be the sound of paddles touching water… Your guide will continue to spook you a...

    It was amazing. Our guide was such an open, friendly and interesting person that we barely could stop talking at the end. The stories we were told were so engaging, and the additional infos about the culture as a whole, the life in Vanice nowadays and even architectural development were so interesting! 10/10 we'd do this again!

  • Venice: Doge's Palace & Basilica Tour

    10. Venice: Doge's Palace & Basilica Tour

    Visit 2 of Venice's main attractions with an art-expert guide. Explore Doge's Palace on an exclusive visit to its prisons. Enter St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entrance and admire its grandiose domes. This tour takes you inside the center of the religious power of Venice, the beautiful St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy skip-the-line access and receive a comprehensive and informative tour of the landmark church. Admire its profusion of polychrome domes, walls clad in marbles, and over 8000 square meters of glittering ceiling mosaics. Enjoy a special visit to Doge's Palace, the symbol of political Venice. Be impressed by its intricate architecture and see paintings from world-renown artists. See the prisons and from there, visit the great ballrooms, the Council Hall, the Doge’s lavish apartments, and the Opera Museum featuring a collection of portrait paintings. You will also have ...

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 120 reviews

We are a very young couple who are interested in history, but have already seen enough of the conventional landmarks. Our guide was a very hard-working and informative history professor, who really peppered each of the stories with interesting details and almost brought the past to life through his stories. In addition, you pass parts of Venice that you would otherwise have overlooked. I can recommend the tour for everyone who wants a little twist on normal sightseeing. :)

Sergio was a wonderful guide filled with anecdotes and knowledge about the many mysteries in Venice. He also shared a few great recommendations for local restaurants. Can highly recommend! Emma and Marc

Our guide FRANCESCO was very good, he made our 8 and 14 year old children passionate about the history and beauty that pervades the wonderful Venice! Complements !!

very informative and personal tour. Our tour guide really had an idea of the building and the whole city. Definitely recommended

Find the spot like 10mins before your supposed to be there