With this guided tour through the streets and alleys of Venice, lose yourself in the maze of the most popular and busy shopping areas, before exploring the quiet and evocative atmosphere of the little streets where the canals reflect the sky and the colours of the gondolas. The voices of passers-by will be no more than a memory and every door of every building, as well as every stone, will have a story to tell you. Venice's multicultural and glorious past will no longer be a mystery to you.
Thanks to the guided tour along the streets and canals of the historic city centre, between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, you can fully grasp the charm of Venice, a city that arose on the lagoon, built and connected internally by small bridges, where the gondolas and the sound of the water increase the charm of this city of a thousand faces. For instance, in the San Marco district, in the busy heart of the city, you can admire the great Teatro La Fenice, which has been destroyed and rebuilt over the years.
Very important opera seasons took place here, as well as the debut of premieres of works by Rossini and Verdi. In fact, the name of the theatre comes from its troubled history. Following numerous mishaps, the theatre has always been strong enough to rise from its own ashes, just like the mythological bird it is named after: the Phoenix.
During your visit, you will have the opportunity to admire the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, a famous fourteenth century Late Gothic building, overlooking the Rio San Luca. This monument is a round tower with a spiral staircase ('' bovolo '' in Venetian dialect), and the largest ever built with these characteristics – a fact that added lustre to the reputation of the Contarini family. The tower is enriched with frescoes and, at the top, it treats you to an expansive view of the city.