Venice & The Veneto
Friedrich Nietzsche, the famous German philosopher once said, “If I had to find a word that replaces “music”, I could only think of Venice” … well, because Venice is music: just like the best performers combine harmony and incomparable beauty, a Venice Tour is the best way to admire the countless beautiful spots in this whimsical city. The capital of the Veneto region is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular cities in the world, thanks to its location and shape of its territory and its importance in art and the history of its masterpieces: Venice holiday packages offer the opportunity to travel and discover its unique treasures. P >
Tourists who decide to visit Venice cannot avoid being fascinated by its timeless charm: St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), overlooked by beautiful buildings such as the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the Clock Tower (Torre dell’Orologio), the Campanile, where you can enjoy a breath-taking panorama over the city, or the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), where you can admire the Grand Canal, enriched by the passing gondolas, the Accademia art galleries, home to a rich collection of Venetian paintings up to the Renaissance era, and the numerous different bridges – both in shape and style – to cross in order to explore the city’s amazing hidden corners.
It’s not just the regional capital, but all of the Veneto area is an interesting destination for those who want to discover the many sides of the region. Padua, with its churches, basilicas and frescoes including the Scrovegni Chapel, will leave a lasting impression, Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet and the great artworks in the Arena, Vicenza, rich in the landmarks of its most famous citizen Palladio, and Treviso, surrounded by ancient walls and embellished by canals, the Venetian Villas, the majestic mansions, a symbol of wealth and the glitz of the Venetian aristocracy, are just some of the must see destinations during a tour in Veneto.
As well as the sea and its rich history, there are also lakes, nature and mountains awaiting tourists on a package holiday in Veneto. Among the places worth a visit during a tour in Veneto, are Lake Garda, with its picturesque villages, a fascinating blend of tradition and panoramas to take your breath away; the Dolomites, declared Unesco’s World Heritage Site and beautiful mountains to experience in both summer and winter seasons. p>
And those who appreciate food and wine will not be disappointed on a package holiday in Venice and a tour of Veneto. In fact, the territory is full of temptation for foodies, thanks to the geographic diversity of the region: cod alla vicentina (Vicenza style), pasta and beans, an amazing range of cheeses and cured meats, bigoli (a type of pasta) with duck, Venetian liver, polenta, soups and much more. All this combined with the right selection of Bacchus Nectar. P>
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The best of Venice & gondola rideLogin to see price!
This is the tour for those that come to Venice for the first time, a great introduction to the history of Venice and its politics and social life. At the end of the tour enjoy a gondola ride, the perfect way to end your journey from the best point of view of the city: the water!
Classical walking tour of Venice (2 hours)Login to see price!
Discover the best corners of Venice during an unusual and fascinating stroll through its history, in just 2 hours! Venture into the winding streets of Venice and be ready to lern the history, the curious facts and habits of the city.
Grand Canal cruise & walking tourLogin to see price!
Start your tour with a cruise on a private boat along the Grand Canal to see the triumphant city admired by visitors for centuries as it was made to be seen by boat.
Your private guide will pick you up at the hotel with your boat and driver, and then proceed to point out all of the important sights of Venice and explain its history.
Historical Ghetto tourLogin to see price!
The term Ghetto originally derives from the Venetian word getto meaning the pouring of metal. Today, the word “ghetto” has a negative connotation but in 1516, when an enclosed neighborhood for Jews was created in Venice, “ghetto” referred to the foundry that the district replaced. The intention wasn’t to persecute Jews but the Venetian Republic segregated its Jews to placate the Roman Catholic Church, which had already forced the expulsion of Jews from much of Western Europe. Nonetheless, in the span of a few decades the Venetian Jews were able to overcome obstacles and establish a tight network of trade which involved all those states bordering on the Mediterranean Sea.
A touch of Venetian taste: i Bacari VenexianiLogin to see price!
Enjoying a local Aperitif before lunch/ dinner and experience a Venice gourmet tour with your private English-speaking guide, who will meet you in your hotel lobby.
Have a walk along the hidden paths of Venice around the Rialto dinstrict and its bustling marketplace to see where the Venetians do their shopping every day. Once you’ve browsed the market, begin your tour of the traditional bacaro of Venice.
Islands tour on the Venetian lagoon by boat (half day)Login to see price!
Visit Venice’s most famous islands, Murano and Burano to learn their importance in history and trade.
This fascinating boat trip in the Venetian Lagoon offers you a Murano and Burano half-day sightseeing tour to discover the two most famous islands of Venice. The stops on the islands will be about an hour in Murano, where you can admire its exquisite glasswork in a glass factory and an hour and a half in Burano, with its pastel-coloured fishermen’s cottages is as pretty as the lace it is famous for.
Islands tour on the Venetian lagoon by boat (full day)Login to see price!
This fascinating boat trip in the Venetian Lagoon offers you a Murano and Burano full-day sightseeing tour to discover the two most famous islands of Venice. The stops on the islands will be about an hour in Murano, where you can admire its exquisite glasswork in a glass factory and an hour and a half in Burano, with its pastel-coloured fishermen’s cottages is as pretty as the lace it is famous for.
THE GRAND CANAL & THE HIDDENS WATERWAYSLogin to see price!
The main street in Venice is of course a waterway.Visiting Venice from the water level is certainly the best way to get close to the city and its most magical dimension.The Grand Canal was defined as “the most beautiful street in the world”: here palaces, churches and the ancient foreigners’ trading centres, the fondaci, show their most important and richly decorated façade to the people passing by.
Doge ’s Palace& Basilica of St. MarcoLogin to see price!
A great introduction to the history of Venice and its politics and social life. Your expert guide will pick you up at your hotel and accompany you to the Doge’s Palace with reserved tickets to avoid lines. You will be enchanted by the glorious tales of the “Serenissima Republic” along with the imagery of the most important Venetian artist, Bellini, Titian, Veronese, and Tiepolo… who depict vividly and emotionally their era. You then will proceed to visit he Basilica of San Marco, “A pirate cathedral enriched with the spoils of the universe” (T. Gautier) and famous for its golden mosaics which date from Byzantine to the Renaissance periods.
THE DOGE’S PALACE & ITS SECRET ITINERARYLogin to see price!
St. Mark’s Square was the political and religious centre of the Republic of Venice. At the side of the basilica where St Mark’s bones received their shrine, there stands the Doge’s Palace, the former seat of government and today our most important museum. Here we will visit the historical setting of political and judicial life in the past, as well as visit the old prisons crossing the Bridge of Sighs.