FROM SAN MARCO TO SANTI APOSTOLI: the Purple Tour
Explore some of Venice's most beautiful squares from San Marco to Campo Santi Apostoli!
Join us for an exhilarating walking tour of the spectacular and mysterious city of Venice. There’s no waiting with skip–the-line access guaranteed by your officially licensed tour guide. This tour is private and comfortable.
Starting from Piazza San Marco, Venice largest and most popular square, we will then reach more secluded charming areas away from the beaten tracks.
We will cross Campo di Santa Maria Formosa and its Church. "Campo" means square in Venice and it is a colorful meeting point for the local people hosting market stalls, fountains and children playing.
Few steps away we will stop on Fondamenta Nuova, one of the main banks on the city canals. From here you will have a chance to enjoy a lovely view of Murano and the other North Lagoon islands.
We will pass few traditional bakeries and gelato shops and we can take a break anytime to taste a local deli! Soon we will reach Campo San Giovanni e Paolo. It is a very significant site in Venice.
The square is overshadowed by the homonymous church of St John and Paul built in a Gothic style. It is nicknamed the “Pantheon” of Venice, since some famous people of the city have been buried there including 25 Doges, that were the rulers of Venice for hundreds of years .
Another beautiful monument you will visit in the same area is the Scuola Grande di San Marco. This spectacular Renaissaince building was the house of one of the one of the major sodality institutions of old Venioce and now it is a public hospital served by water ambulances!
Our tour will continue to the Jesuits' section of Venice where we will visit their main church: Santa Maria Assunta. This religious temple is full of precious works of art like a museum. It is also adorned by polychrome marbles and wood painted ceilings.
The grand finale of this fascinating itinerary will be Campo Santi Apostoli. We will step inside the last church to see a worldwide famous painting by Tiepolo, “The comunion of St. Lucy”, also called “St Lucy eyes”- She is still remembered today as the saint protecting the eyes. Do you want to know why?? Come and book the tour to know the answer and to hear other great stories and curiosities about some of Venice's most interesting places.
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