Campo Santa Margherita

Campo Santa Margherita: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

1. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the 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.  

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.

Venice: Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl

3. Venice: Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl

What would Venice be without a bar hop, this amazing city is already outstanding with her magnificent palaces, churches and architectural monuments and yet we noticed that there was something missing!! A great alternative to the generally slow night life of Venice, and one of the best ways to meet fellow travellers from around the world. Our tour starts by the Ca' Rezzonico Museum just by the vaporetto stop at 5.00pm, you will meet our fun staff member who will be holding a sign saying "I'm doing it Venetian Style". Meandering through the Labyrinth of small alleyways and campi, we visit 3 local bars know as Bacari in the Venetian dialect. In each bar or in venetian "bacaro" you will be offered an "Ombra", a glass of local wine, and at the final bar you will have the chance to try the very popular Venetian "spritz". You will also taste the typical venetian cicchetti (tapas) in each bacaro. We highly recommend that you book in advance.

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.

Venice: Hidden Gems Private Guided Walking Tour

5. Venice: Hidden Gems Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore an exciting new side of Venice that is usually only experienced by citizens. Get ready to see unique and historical parts of Venice off the beaten tourist track on this guided walking tour. Enjoy the expertise of a local guide while exploring the city. Start the tour in the beautiful Piazza San Marco, where you will meet your guide and begin to explore the city. Move on to Campo Santa Margherita, and explore the area, always full of youth and culture. Let your guide show you the most authentic places in Venice. Experience the historical area of Dorsoduro, absorb the historical beauty as well as the lively contemporary atmosphere in the space, and admire the Squero. Discover the secret corners of Venice on this tour and explore the less touristy areas of the city to avoid the crowds and see authentic areas of this wonderful city. Wander through streets and squares with your experienced guide.

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What people are saying about Campo Santa Margherita

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 523 reviews

To be up front, I was not all into a ‘street food’ tour of Venice, thinking we always look for the hole in the wall restaurants down alleys in most of our vaca’s but my wife booked so I was in. And so thankful I was! Anna gave so much back history of the foods of Venice, the 'why' to order, drinks and the 5 tastings were so varied, plus a tour of the Rialto Market. Was intimate as well, only 6 couples. Highly recommend this, 10 stars easy.

Relaxed tour,Anna our guide was foremost amusing,charming and such a lovely relaxed Girl Food tastings were simple local bites but different to home so much enjoyed All in all great value set-up

Our guide was incredible! She was so knowledgeable, kind, and informative and we had so much great food. Awesome value - absolutely book this tour if you love finding the best local food!

A fun way to see parts of Venice we hadn’t been too, Denys was so great too, would definitely recommend!!

Anna was very knowledgeable and relaxed which meant for a great evening