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Venice: Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

1. Venice: Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

Enjoy a romantic adventure in Venice and climb aboard a beautiful Venetian boat to cruise around the city as the sun sets. Depart from central Venice and head for the islands of St. Andrea and Vignole. You will then cruise along the Lido, heading towards the quiet islands of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, San Servolo, San Clemente, Le Grazie, Giudecca, and San Giorgio Maggiore. Between Giudecca and San Giorgio you will be served a glass of sparkling Prosecco to sip as you take in breathtaking views of the Salute Church and St. Mark's Square. Watch as the sun descends in the sky and paints the beautiful architecture and waters of the lagoon shades of red, orange, and amber. Return through St. Elena and the Arsenale as your captain tells the history of Venice and its islands.

Venice: Romantic Gondola tour and Dinner for two

2. Venice: Romantic Gondola tour and Dinner for two

Board your private gondola and emerse yourself in this ancient Venetian tradition, experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. Once upon a time the most noble and wealthy of families would have travelled around by gondola - the slightly eccentric Peggy Guggenheim was the last person to have her own private gondola in the 1960's. On this unique exploration of the Venetian romantic canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city. As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself! This charming tour will take you one step closer to the romantic facades of Venice and will enable you to understand what it was to be truly Venetian. At the end of your romantic 30-minutes ride, disembark at the picturesque campo Santa Maria del Giglio and after a short 5 minutes’ walk, you reach your destination top rated venetian restaurant located close to Saint Marks, which offers traditional and international cuisine, and is renowned for its high standard of food and excellent service. Take your seat and enjoy a fresh and sparkling glass of prosecco. Delight in a three course meal to as part of this hopelessly romantic evening event. A very special evening for all of you romantics at heart! Gondola at 16.00 (November-March) at 18.00 (April-October) Dinner at 19.00

Dorsoduro Artistic Hub Tour with Optional Guggenheim Tickets

3. Dorsoduro Artistic Hub Tour with Optional Guggenheim Tickets

Explore Dorsoduro, an enchanting and authentic district in Venice, known for its unparalleled charm and tranquility, away from the bustling crowds of tourists found elsewhere. As we meander along, you'll be treated to the sight of a beautiful church, offering a breathtaking panorama of Giudecca Island and the Giudecca Canal, while strolling along the picturesque Zattere promenade. For those seeking a delectable treat, make sure to indulge in the renowned Nico Gelato Shop's exquisite Gianduiotto, a divine blend of hazelnut and cream. Marvel at the splendid view of the historic Gondola Shipyard of San Trovaso, where gondolas continue to be crafted and restored. Moving forward, delve into the heart of Dorsoduro, the captivating Campo Santa Margherita, boasting delightful cafes and unassuming eateries. Here, you'll discover the fascinating tale of one of the last floating vegetable market boats remaining in Venice. Our journey continues at the Pantalon Church, a magnificent 17th-century edifice adorned with Giovanni Antonio Fumiani's awe-inspiring canvas painting on its ceiling, a true masterpiece. Notably, you'll also witness a rare sighting of the only Bansky graffiti in Venice, as well as uncover traces of a hidden ancient Casino, The Casin dei Nobili. Further along, we encounter Campo San Vio and the Anglican Church, followed by the iconic Peggy Guggenheim Museum, where the esteemed art collector resided until her passing. Throughout the tour, feel free to engage your guide with any queries you may have about these remarkable landmarks. Our excursion concludes at the Custom House, presenting a magnificent vista of Saint Mark's Basin. Rest assured, your tour guide will gladly assist in planning the remainder of your day, suggesting an itinerary tailored to your preferences. Peggy Guggenheim Collection Option Enhance your experience at the Dorsoduro Artistic and Cultural Hub with our optional Peggy Guggenheim Museum tickets. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of 20th-century European and American art. After leaving your guide, have leisure time at the Guggenheim Museum to discover the masterpieces such as the captivating artistry of the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, and the stunning sculptures adorning the Nasher Sculpture Garden. Conclude your tour by exploring the works of prominent Italian futurists and American modernists working in such genres as Cubism, Surrealism, and abstract expressionism. (Please note that a guided tour of the Museum is not included.)

Venice: Grand Canal Private Boat Trip

4. Venice: Grand Canal Private Boat Trip

Sail up the Grand Canal on a guided boat tour, and cruise along some of the Giudecca canal. The Grand Canal is, without doubt, the most spectacular 'High Street' in the world. It's lined with beautiful palaces constructed over hundreds of years.  As you sail, you can easily imagine what it was like when it was lined with gardens, warehouses, stonemasons, and squeri, where gondolas were built. Discover why there are so many different styles of architecture and why so many of the buildings are of Moorish or Eastern style.  Experience first-hand why poets and writers, such as Shelly, Byron, and Browning, loved Venice so much. Then, nip down some of the city's more secluded waterways, unreachable by foot. Cruise under picturesque bridges, and explore a quieter side of Venice, where the façades of the city can only be seen from the canals

Venezia: Unique Cooking Experience at Francesco's Home!🇮🇹

5. Venezia: Unique Cooking Experience at Francesco's Home!🇮🇹

Welcome to Francesco's Cooking Class, a special and authentic local experience in the Heart of Venezia where traditional Italian home cooking meets music! (5 LANGUAGES available! Francesco speaks fluently Italian, French, Spanish, English and Chinese!) The activity starts at 11:00 and ends at 14:00 (3 hours) What's included in my Experience? Organized Pick Up + Welcome Aperitif + Cooking Class + Lunch together + Guitar Concert + Homemade Tiramisu! What are you going to cook with Francesco ? Francesco will guide you through the preparation of a traditional Italian meal from scratch! Meals you can learn with me: 1. Saffron Risotto! 2. Carbonara made with homemade fresh pasta (yes! we will be making the fresh spaghetti using the traditional machines) 3. Basil Pesto Tagliatelle (yes! we will be making the fresh tagliatelle using the traditional machines!) The rest is a surprise! PLEASE NOTE: 1. If you have any allergy or intolerance It's important that you let me know as soon as you book so I can manage the groceries in time! Thanks!!! :D 2. I live on Giudecca which is an Island 3 mins away and we get there by using public transportation! It's important that you have your ticket, If you don't have one I help you purchasing one! INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT Look up francesco.colabella to watch videos and pics of my preparations, my cooking classes with people from all around the world and my music career!

2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

6. 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

On the first day, depart from the Roma Termini Train Station at 6:50 AM. In three and a half hours you will reach the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station, where you will meet your guide. Upon arrival in Venice, you will check in at the hotel. Your unforgettable journey will start from here. Walking along the Grand Canal and crossing the historic center of Cannaregio with its delightful little streets, you will head towards to San Marco Square where you can admire the most famous monuments of Venice, such as the 700-year-old basilica of San Marco and its museum as well as the San Marco Campanile. Also see the Clock Tower of the first Renaissance building, the Ducal Palace in Venetian Gothic style and the Bridge of Sighs, where you can take romantic and unforgettable photos. After lunch, you will head for the magnificent Rialto Bridge, where you can admire the splendid view of the Grand Canal and stroll through the ancient Rialto market. Afterwards you will visit the historical Panoramic Terrace of Fontego dei Tedeschi, now the residence of some of the most famous brand shops, where you can enjoy the best view of Venice. Then have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel to end day one of your trip.  On the second day, you will meet with your guide at 9:00 AM in front of the hotel and head to the vaporetto station. There you will board a boat in the direction of the extraordinary Santa Maria della Salute, located at Punta della Dogana between the Canale Grande and Giudecca. During the short trip, you can admire the Grand Canal and its breathtaking view from the sea. Upon arrival, you will visit the 17th-century Basilica built in Baroque style and here you can take some remarkable photos. Afterwards, you will head to the Accademia Bridge, where you can admire a different panoramic view of the Grand Canal. After lunch, you will go to the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, the hidden treasure of Venice, a staircase characterized by a style between Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine. Then you will be satisfied with the wonderful views of the city thanks to a traditional gondola ride that will show you the best of the Venice canal. After your gondola ride, you will board a vaporetto and return to your hotel. Take your bags and go to the train station where you catch the train at 4:35 PM back to Rome.

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