AT HOME IN VENICE
“At home in Venice” is both an itinerary and a first-hand experience.
Curious visitors are not exclusively interested in city highlights, or acclaimed chefs.
They need an insider look, a point of view closer to those who live there, day by day.
Our professional guides are native to Venice and eager to embody the spirit of history, lifestyle, and local culture.
In “At home in Venice” your guide will take you through the least known and truly popular districts, and help you explore a charming residential area off the beaten track.
“At home in Venice” tour compares the bustling morning atmosphere filled with loud fishmongers, all kinds of deliveries, and congested alleyways with Santa Croce backstreets; so quiet and authentic at the same time.
In the last years, several artisans started brand new businesses: small shops selling items of modern design jewelry, handmade masks, manufactured purses, unique ceramic pieces, hand-blown glass objects, and Burano lace shirts.
- Relaxing stroll through Santa Croce district
- Visit to an artisan’s workshop
- A glass of wine and appetizers in a private apartment
Santa Croce is the smallest district after San Polo, located in the western side of the city and partly bordered by the Grand Canal.
Compared to other historic areas of town, Santa Croce underwent radical changes in the last 80 years, when Venice was connected to the mainland by the road bridge “Ponte della Libertà” in 1931. This event marked the beginning of a new age in the millenary history of the city.
For the first time, visitors and commuters could reach Venice by private car or public bus, and continue into the city on foot or public vaporetti waterbus.
However, Santa Croce was never really affected by mass tourism like St Mark’s or the Rialto, and, despite the many highlights and interesting modern buildings, it still maintains the true nature of a pedestrian urban setting. Here you can walk at leisure without being disturbed by noisy crowds and getting lost can be a great pleasure.
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- No dress code required
- This tour lasts three hours and costs 295 euros up to six people (not per person), only private parties. For larger parties send us an email!
- Food & wine fee: 30 euros per person not included.