Venice of the Merchants

Venice of the Merchants

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Duration: 

2h

In short: 

The history of Venice and daily life mingle in this tour. The tour includes: Marco Polo courtyard, the old German warehouse, Rialto bridge, Rialto market, Campo San Polo, narrow alleys and legendary tales...

Long description: 

In this tour the history of Venice and the lively daily like of the market district intertwine. The tour includes: 

  • Corte del Milion, medieval courtyard where Marco Polo - the symbol of all the Venetian merchants- lived. Marco Polo travelled to China in 1271 and remained there for seventeen years, and on his return wrote a book (Il Milione, known in English as The Travels of Marco Polo), an account of his travels and his experiences. 
  • The Fondaco dei Tedeschi - the old seat of the Northern merchants - now under restoration to be transformed into a modern shopping and restaurant area.
  • The  Rialto market - once  the beating heart of the old Republic economy and the "city" of the time, with its historical original structures now filled with the vitality of an up-to-date retail market. 
  • Campo San Polo, very elegant, surrounded by beautiful palaces, the largest Venetian square (or campo) and its surrounding area, in the past considered a a disreputable district around the market (known once as Castelletto). You'll walk through narrow and picturesque alleys, bridges and squares to discover the "hidden Venice".

During this walking tour, you will learn about the Venetian history, her original vocation for trading and her naval power.

Price: from €150

Duration: 2h