This city walk want to show you hidden gems and secrets corners of Venice. Do you love movies, well I'll show you where where Indiana Jones traces clues about the Holy Grail in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. Do you love art? I'll show you the artistic district of Dorsoduro. Corners of Venice little seen by tourists finding unique spots. This tour may include an unconventional view of St. Mark square.
Prefered Meeting Point: Campo santa Margherita / other meeting point
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It was such a pleasure exploring the narrow streets of Venice with Lucia. She pointed out so many little but significant details we would have otherwise missed just walking down the streets on our own. Our tour began at the Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, the oldest part of Venice. We have 3 kids, ages 14, 11, and 5. Usually, when a guide starts rattling on about the history of a city, our kid's eyes glaze over, but Lucia captured their attention right from the start, by asking them questions to get them thinking and observing. "See that clock?what do you notice that is different about it?" She really leveraged the place to peel back the centuries of history. At Marcato di Rialto, Lucia brought to life the local Venetian way of life, details that helped us connect with the place and it's people. Our kids love tasting and trying new foods, so the market was the highlight for them. Picking up on this, Lucia introduced us to one of the oldest bars to try some authentic cicchetti (finger food). She encouraged them to try a few dishes they would normally have regarded with suspicion. The Sarde in Soar (traditional Venetian sardines) got two thumbs up from the kids (and me). We spent the rest of our time in Venice finding every excuse to order more. It's a good thing we did our tour with Lucia the first morning after arriving in Venice. As we weaved our way through the Labyrinth of narrow streets that Venice is famous for, we got a few tips for how to get our bearings. Getting lost in Venice is par for the course, so we were grateful for these tips. At St. Marks square, we heard some fascinating stories about how St. Mark's body came to reside in Venice. I am sure that any tour you take of Venice would probably share this information, but Lucia seem to know exactly what parts of the story would keep the attention of her young audience. Our morning with Lucia was definitely the highlight of our time in Venice. Grazie, Lucia!
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