With an English-speaking guide, visit all the best parts of the spectacular city of Venice on an exclusive private tour and explore the most interesting and famous historic sites.
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A Unique Haunted Venice Tour
Not your typical tour of Venice, our visit to the “other” side of the Grand Canal’s sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro is a special adventure. With a fun and informative English-speaking guide, you explore this less traveled destination.
Hear fascinating stories of local lore in an area often overlooked by popular tours of Venice. If your vision of Venice includes winding waterways and alleys, artists and galleries, students and families, then this intimate glimpse of Venetian culture is for you.
Ca’Dario, or the Palazzo Dario, is a castle with an interesting history. Many of its owners have met with mysterious deaths, and the premises are rumoured to be haunted. We visit it if you dare. We also see the site of the Fondamenta degli Incurable or Canal Bank of the Incurables.
Learn the interesting history of this Renaissance hospital/orphanage that provided music education for its young conservative (orphans).
We see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, or the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, with its canal terrace and Istrian stone façade. We also see the famed Palazzo Contarini-Fasan (Contarini-Fasan Palace), home of the noble Desdemona, reputed inspiration for Shakespeare’s Othello.
Enjoy a pre-arranged gondola ride conducted by a local gondolier. Enjoy a relaxing tour of the back canals without guided commentary. Each gondola seats six. Gaze up at the ancient buildings nestled along the banks and experience the essence of Venice.