Private tour

Venice: Casanova, Vivaldi, and Marco Polo Private Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

Venice: Casanova, Vivaldi, and Marco Polo Private Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

From US$ 261.96 per group up to 4

Discover the lives of Antonio Vivaldi, Marco Polo, and Giacomo Casanova on a 2.5-hour private walking tour in Venice. See the outside of the Santa Maria della Pieta and explore charming alleys.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Italian, English, French, German
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about three very interesting and famous venetian characters
  • Visit the places frequented in Venice from Vivaldi, Casanova and Marco Polo
  • Professional and passionate guide of Venice
Full description
We will start with Vivaldi in the sestiere of Castello visiting the church of the Pietà where he served as priest, music teacher and composer, as well as other places related to him such as the ruota degli esposti, where unwanted children were left in the orphanage, the campo della Bragora, the old Greek market where you can find the beautiful church of San Giovanni where he was baptized. We continue our walking tour towards the house of the Polo family where Marco Polo himself lived in the sestiere of Cannaregio, here we will discover a little of the adventurous life of this curious young man who left the Serenissima together with his father and his uncle, to return after 24 years with Hao Dong, his wife. He wrote about his experiences during these years which are captured in his famous book Il Milione, dictated during his imprisonment in Genoa to the Pisan writer Rustichello, his fellow prisoner, and also the first information about this then unknown world. Walk through the small “calle” we make our way towards the sestiere of San Marco to get to know the places frequented by Giacomo Casanova's in his childhood and youth, such as the house where he was born and the theatre where his parents worked, where he spent long hours learning the difference between fantasy and reality and where his love for music was born. We will get to know better the eclectic man who lived conscious of the decadence of the Serenissima, the freemason, the gambler, the cosmopolitan, the playwright, the writer, the intellectual, the libertine and the faithful and generous friend.
Includes
  • 2 hours and 30 min walking tour
  • Tour available in English, Italian, German, French and Spanish
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuites
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Church of the Pietà - Saint Mary of the Visitation, Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Product ID: 414420