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Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Scuola Dalmata di San Giorgio e Trifone Audioguide

1. Venice: Scuola Dalmata di San Giorgio e Trifone Audioguide

Enhance your experience at the Scuola Dalmata di San Giorgio e Trifone with this informative, web app-based audioguide. Your smartphone is all you need to experience the authentic atmosphere of this historical landmark. Starting from the Sala Terrena, walk through the museum rooms and let yourself be guided through centuries of history and works of art. Saint George Slaying the Dragon, Saint Tryphon and the Basilisk, The Vision of Saint Augustine; listen to the secrets of these paintings while admiring their beauty. The digital multi-media guide is immediately available on the browser of your smartphone, and it allows you to access the story of the Scuola, its painter and the immense cultural heritage contained within it.

Venice Castello area: Private Walking Tour

2. Venice Castello area: Private Walking Tour

Meet you local guide in front of the equestrian monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, which is just a short walk along the water front not too far from Saint Mark's Square. We make our way through the labyrinth of alleyways into the heart of Castello, the largest residential area of Venice. Passing through Campo Della Bragora, now Bandiera e Moro and then through Calle Della Morte (Street of death), your guide will tell you about the people sentenced to death here, by the Venetian Council of 10. We continue our tour and arrive at the School of San Giorgio Degli Schiavoni, which holds a painting by the famous artist “Carpaccio”. We then continue our walking tour to San Francesco Della Vigna, the church is dedicated to San Francesco Di Assisi. Crossing the Ponte Del Cristo we arrive at the Celestia, which is on the eastern side of the city overlooking Saint Michele's cemetery and the Island of Murano where they make the glass. We then following a special constructed walkway which goes around the outer wall of the Arsenale, (which means the house of industry). Today this is a military area and not open to the public, and once known as the most important ship building yard in Europe. We continue our walking tour making our way towards the magnificent entrance of the Arsenale passing traditional maritime houses of famous captains and merchants from the Venetian Navy. At the end of the tour, optional visit inside the Ships Pavilion or the naval museum (ticket to pay on spot). Here you will see many historical Venetian boats, including a copy of the Bucintoro, the Disdotto, the funeral Gondola of the Venetian Doges and also several war ships, giving you a real feel of the maritime history of the city.

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What people are saying about Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

A really informative tour with a very capable guide.

We enjoyed having a very small party of 4 people plus the guide. Our guide was really good and achieved a good balance of information about the historical side of the area and the localities themselves. We had a really good time and thoroughly recommend it to all tourists.

Great seeing out of the tourist area places

We saw sites in areas where the locals live and got a sense of what Venice was years ago. Our guide Iola Calabrese was terrific and we very much enjoyed her insights. in all, the tour was well worth the money.

Sylvia was amazing as our guide....A+!!!!

Our tour through Castello & Arsenale was fabulous & so serene after all the crowds of San Marco....very informative & great stories of the area.....definitely one of the best tours we have had!

the guide spoke excellent French and her knowledge of the city and its history was impressive. Her little attentions for my pregnant daughter touched me

Good guide who knew to tell fascinating about her city and neighborhood. Many streets, always a fascinating story! Bravo