1. Venice: Rialto, Guggenheim, and Fondaco Terrace Walking Tour
Join us at Campo San Bartolomeo, in the heart of Venice, to meet our professional guide. Admire the famous statue of Carlo Goldoni, and take in the beautiful architecture of the square before embarking on a journey through time. Step back in time and experience the heart of Venice as you see the iconic Rialto Bridge from the lower part, you'll be able to appreciate the magnificent structure as it towers above the shimmering waters of the canal. where merchants have been trading for centuries. Your English-speaking guide will take you on a journey through history, sharing fascinating tales of the bridge's construction and the vibrant markets that once crowded its banks. The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a hidden gem in Venice that's waiting to be discovered by you! This historic building was once the hub of trade for German merchants in Venice and now serves as a premier shopping center with an amazing rooftop terrace. You'll climb up the stairs to the top floor where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop terrace. From here, you can see the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, and even the bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica As we explore the charming streets of Venice, we'll stumble upon a hidden treasure - the Bovolo. This unique architectural gem boasts a magnificent spiral staircase that offers stunning views of Venice's rooftops. Your guide will explain the fascinating history of this staircase and its significance to Venice's architecture. But that's not all! We'll also pass by the beautiful Chiesa Santo Stefano, a charming church with a unique facade that dates back to the 13th-14th century. Your guide will share interesting stories and facts about the church's rich history and cultural significance. Prepare to be enchanted as you cross the famous Ponte dell'Accademia, a picturesque wooden bridge that spans the Grand Canal. The current bridge was built in 1933 to replace an earlier iron bridge constructed by the Austrians later on. As we make our way through the picturesque streets of Venice, we'll arrive at one of the city's most renowned art institutions - the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Peggy Guggenheim was a prominent American art collector and patron who had a great love for modern art such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Salvador Dali. Your guide will take you on a journey through the museum, sharing fascinating stories about Peggy's life, her love of art, and the significance of her collection. We'll come across the stunning Chiesa della Salute. This beautiful church, one of the most important artpiece of the Venetian Baroque period. As we reach the end of our tour, we'll make our way to Punta della Dogana, a contemporary art museum. It's the perfect place to snap some photos, and also you can take the traditional gondola of Venice to the famous St. Mark Square. And with that, our tour concludes, but the memories and knowledge gained will stay with you forever.