Venice by night is a place of romance and mystery. This Ghost walking tour of Venice features an itinerary that will take you on a journey through the hidden Venice where you will not only hear six intriging ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night's air, but you'll also be entertained by legends of sea monsters and the Venetians themselves that will include the legend of Marco Polo's wife. In addition to the ghost stories and legends this walking tour includes an itinerary that will pass by many architectural treasures that are hidden away in the back-streets of the Hidden Venice. Your adventure will start at the Rialto bridge, from where you'll descend into the labyrinth of the hidden Venice, crossing sleeping canals and abandoned campi, it will feel as if you have Venice to yourself as the only sounds you'll hear will be the echoes of distant footsteps. In between the Ghost Stories, you'll hear other gruesome tales from Venice's past including stories about an old prison where the poor in-mates lived in rat-infested cells that flooded during high tide. We'll take a stroll along the narrow alleyway called the street of the Assassins to recount the murders that have taken place there, as well as exploring an old campo that used to home one of the numerous cemeteries in Venice. You'll also explore a secret passageway, one of the few surviving that were used by the inhabitants of palaces to flee from the authorities (subject to water-levels). This walking tour will also include architectural gems and follies lost in the back-streets of Venice that will include the delightful Bovolo staircase built for a wealthy Venetian at a time when many Venetians still travelled around the city on horse-back. The elaborate staircase enabled the wealthy nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments within his palace. Following a winding route through the labyrinth of back-streets you'll enjoy a very intimate experience of the Hidden Venice on this walking tour. An enchanting route with many surprises along the way. The tour finishes near the Rialto bridge where you'll enjoy a fine view of the main bridge over the Grand Canal.
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Perhaps the most famous Venetian in history is Marco Polo, whose travels and writings opened up the Orient to Europe. The City on the Water, once a powerful city-state, is famous for its romantic canals and waterways as well as its explorers and merchants. The architecture of this city alone makes for a fascinating sight-seeing excursion, from its fabulous churches, museums, and palaces to its elegant bridges and rural villas.
Yearly festivals include the Venice Carnival, which attracts visitors from around the world to don incredible costumes and masks and dance the night away at lavish parties and banquets, an absolute must to attend; dress up and lose yourself in the grand spectacle! Major attractions: Piazza San Marco (St. Mark Square), Palazzo dei Dogi (Doge's Palace), Bridge of Sighs, the Clock Tower, Rialto Bridge, the Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Interesting museums are the Correr Museum, the Marciana Library, the Ca' d'Oro, Palazzo Grassi, the Guggenheim museum, Ca' Pesaro and others.
Major theaters, music venues and events: Teatro la Fenice, Teatro Malibran, Church of San Vidal, Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto, Scuola Grande di San Teodoro, Ateneo San Basso, Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, Church of San Giacometto, and others. Events include the Venice Carnival, the Redentore Festival, the Historical Regatta.
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