Campo Santa Margherita

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Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

1. Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

Eat your way around Venice on a 2.5-hour tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and get views of the historical monuments and attractions along the way. Begin in the San Marco district and stroll to the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. Visit Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of cicchetti, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

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Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting

2. Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting

Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour with a local guide. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy and charming “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way.

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Venice: Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl

3. Venice: Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl

Go on a fun, Venetian style pub crawl of Venice, and discover traditional bars frequented by locals. Meet like minded travelers on a sociable tour that aims to show you how Venetians enjoy life. Meet in front of the Ca Rezzonico Museum at 5:00 PM, where you will be met by your guide. Then, meander through a labyrinth of small alleyways and campi (city squares) to visit 3 local bars known as ”bacari” in the Venetian dialect. Upon arrival at each bar, you will be offered an ombra (a glass of local wine). At the final bar you will have the chance to try the very popular Venetian, orange-colored cocktail known as “spritz,” usually served with an olive or two. You will also taste the typical venetian cicchetti (tapas) in each bacaro. Experience a great way of seeing the city as the locals see it, and chat to new friends. Great for singles, couples, or small groups, you never know who you might meet and who is behind the mask…

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Venice: Dorsoduro and San Polo District Private Walking Tour

4. Venice: Dorsoduro and San Polo District Private Walking Tour

Walking guided tour to reach beautiful churches surrounded by typical Venetian atmospheres, along calli and little campos. In San Trovaso square there is an unusual wooden structure that is similar to the house of the local mountain area. This was an old dwelling for the workers of the squero, a small shipyard for making gondolas. It dates back to the 17th century and since then it has always been in operation. The walk continues to visit one of the oldest churches in Venice: San Nicolò dei Mendicoli. It was founded by “patavini” (inhabitants of Padua), who lived in the islands of the lagoon in the 7th century to escape the Lombard invasion. Campo Santa Margherita, a picturesque countryside surrounded by old 14th century palaces and the little church of Santa Margherita, which is today a university auditorium. Continue to San Rocco School located in the countryside bearing the same name. It was founded in 1478 as a charitable institution. The present building was started in 1489 and finished in the 16th. It is famous for a series of paintings by Tintoretto that adorn the rooms. Next to the school there is the church, which is also dedicated to San Rocco. Continue to Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista (Confraternity): this confraternity was founded in 1307. The headquarters was built in the 15th century and in 1481 the Bottega dei Lombardi built the impressive gateway in Renaissance style. In 1512 Mauro Codusi rebuilt the great internal staircase. After the school was suppressed by the Napoleonic edicts of 1806 it was acquired by private individuals in 1856 and since then it is still a confraternity today. End of the tour: Campo San Tomà. The tour takes 2 hours with the possibility of stopping for a café or a glass of wine. Itinerary: San Trovaso, San Sebastiano, San Nicolò dei Mendicoli, Campo Santa Margherita, San Rocco, San Giovanni Evangelista, Campo San Tomà.

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What people are saying about Campo Santa Margherita

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4.8 / 5

based on 391 reviews

Very nice tour, our guide Silvia was super nice and knew a lot of little anecdotes about the different places. Really highly recommended if you want to explore the city away from the hustle and bustle of tourists. The delicious food included. 5 Stars!!!

Ane was a wonderful host. She told us a lot about Venetian, the food, the history and what nowadays life is like. It was amazing to be guided by her. Many thx!

Vey nice walk around in Venice. The guide was super, thanks Sylvia. Nice things to eat. Not to long, just right.

Lot of fun and a nice intro to Venice. A relaxed walking tour that takes you a little off the beaten track.

Perfect as a first tour to get to know the city and to get to know the culinary side of Venice