A stroll in between San Marco and Dorsoduro, the central and southern districts of the city, away from the crowd, discovering hidden corners and charming canals.
From Saint Mark’s square, the magnificent Teatro La Fenice, one of the oldest opera houses in Italy, re-opened after a long period of restoration, is only five minutes away and not far is the impressive XV century Scala Contarini del Bovolo, the only example of an external winding staircase in Venice. The itinerary will include Campo San Beneto with the imposing façade of the gothic Palazzo Fortuny, Campo Sant’Angelo and Campo Santo Stefano at the bottom of which the Accademia bridge rises connecting the two “sestieri” and offering a stunning view of the Grand Canal. A stop along the Zattere, the nearby sunny waterfront where in the past the cargoes of timber were unloaded after having been sent to Venice by flotation, is a must.
While enjoying a delicious “gianduiotto” (iced chocolate topped with whipped cream) the outline of the Giudecca island right in front will appear as a water colour on a huge easel. Heading for Campo Santa Margherita, the liveliest among the open air spaces in the city and where the tour will end, the oldest gondola yard survived in Venice and the fascinating Fondamenta San Sebastiano will be on the way.
Entry fees are additional and are to be paid by the client at the site.