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Secret Venice

  • 2 hours
  • Max 25 people
  • Saturday
  • Shared Tour
  • Booking: at least 48 hours
    before the start of the tour
  • Piazza San Marco
    (near the San Marco and San Todaro columns)

Is slow tourism in Venice possible? Of course, it is! This tour is especially for those who wish to discover the most authentic areas of the city: the Venice of the Venetians, among silent squares, Renaissance churches, monasteries with vineyards, and a market that has been in operation for more than 900 years.

Covid-19 protection measures

Our staff wears a face mask
Wearing a face mask is mandatory


Piazza San Marco (near the San Marco and San Todaro columns)


At least 48 hours before the start of the tour

Departure time

Hours: 11.00

Tour Duration

2 hours


The tour is free for 5 years old children and younger

What to expect
  • Walks through calli and campielli, far from the most touristy areas.
  • A medieval monastery and its vineyard.
  • A church entirely built with precious marbles.
  • A visit to a market that has been in operation for more than 900 years.
  • An experienced and authorized guide, speaking Italian and English.
  • Audio equipment to listen to the guide even remotely.

Departurefrom Piazza San Marco

A guide will await you at Piazza San Marco, under the San Marco and San Todaro columns, with a sign indicating the name of the tour. After that, you will depart on foot toward the Campi di Sestiere Castello, an area far from the most popular tourist routes, mostly visited by Venetians.

Visit toCampo Santa Maria Formosa

In Sestiere Castello, the first stop will be Campo Santa Maria Formosa, one of the largest Campi in Venice, named after the church by the same name, opened in 1492. This area includes palaces that in the past were home to noble Venetian families: Casa Venier, Palazzo Priuli Ruzzini, Palazzo Morosini del Pestrin, Palazzi Donà, Palazzo Vitturi, Palazzo Malipiero Trevisan and Palazzo Querini Stampalia.
The visit will then continue to Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

Visit to Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo is also named after the imposing Gothic-style Basilica located there, known as the favorite burial place of a large number of Doges and other illustrious Venetian personalities. The square also houses the equestrian monument to the leader Bartolomeo Colleoni, created in the 1580s by Verrocchio.
At the end of this stop, we will move on to Campo San Francesco della Vigna.

Stop at the Monastery of San Francesco della Vigna

You will visit the monastery that is part of the Church of San Francesco della Vigna, built in 1554 in the Campo by the same name by Andrea Palladio and Jacopo Sansovino.
Today, it houses an ecumenical and multi-faith building for theological scholars, the first printed copy of the Koran, and numerous ancient Hebrew Bibles. It is often used as a location for cultural events, including some temporary Biennale exhibitions.
The monastery hosts the oldest vineyards in Venice, dating back to the thirteenth century and still used today for the production of a wine called “Harmonia Mundi,” consisting of Refosco del Friuli and Terodelgo del Trentino grapes.
At the end of this stop, you will head to the Sestiere di Cannaregio to visit the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

Stopat the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli

The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli was built in 1489, at the behest of the nobleman Angelo Amadi, who wished for a place of worship where he could preserve the painting of the “Virgin and Child between two Saints” owned by him and with alleged miraculous powers.
It is a real marble marvel since its exterior, and interior walls are almost entirely made of this material. The Istria stone framework contains precious marbles: pavonazzetto, broccatello red, and bardiglio, making this building a precious jewel for its beauty and architectural value.
After admiring the church, the last stop awaits you: the Rialto market.

Visit to the Rialto market

The last leg of this tour is dedicated to one of the oldest markets in Venice, the Rialto market, founded more than 900 years ago near the bridge by the same name.
It has always been a lively place for meetings, exchanges, and trade, and today as in the past, it hosts the fish, fruit and vegetable, and flower markets.
Here you can buy great quality food and wine products, such as fruits and vegetables from neighboring lands and fresh fish from the Adriatic Sea, which is key for preparing tasty typical Venetian dishes.
When the presentation is over, the guide will leave you free to visit the market, shop, or have lunch in one of the many taverns in the area.
A return to Piazza San Marco as a group is not planned.


  • It is necessary to arrive 10 minutes before departure at the location specified in the voucher
  • It is necessary to show the voucher received via email to the guide just before departing
  • No itineraries other than the one shown on this web page will take place
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tour is not accessible by wheelchair
  • Pets are not allowed
  • No admission to Churches and places of worship is planned.
  • During religious holidays, access to the Monastery is not guaranteed, and an alternative visit will be offered.

San Marco :

near the San Marco and San Todaro columns

Does the Tour include admission to the churches?

No, the tour does not include admission to the churches and places of worship. The guide’s explanations will be provided from the outside, and you will be able to admire the beautiful facades of the buildings.

I am having trouble reaching the tour departure point. What should I do?

Contact us by phone at the number listed on the voucher. Our operators will promptly provide you with the instructions you need to reach the tour departure point.

Can I cancel my booking and receive a full refund?

It is possible to cancel your booking and receive a full refund up to 48 hours before the date of your tour. Simply send your request to the e-mail address shown on your voucher.
No refunds will be issued for bookings canceled 48 hours before the tour start date.

May the tour be canceled?

Yes. In case of adverse weather conditions (high water) the tour may be canceled, and participants will be notified in advance and fully refunded.
The tour may also be canceled due to failure to reach the minimum number of participants. Participants will be notified in advance and fully refunded.

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