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Southern Venice Free Tour: the artistic soul of the city

  • Venice
  • Available in: English, Italian

About the guru Touring Different

We are a group of people composed of freelance tour guides who decided to work toghether to support authentic and local Venice, the city we live in and that we truly love. We are not part of a big multinational company but we are all licensed tour guides who support local traditions, local business and culture. Most of all, we proudly encourage sustainable tourism, whi... More »

We are a group of people composed of freelance tour guides who decided to work toghether to support authentic and local Venice, the city we live in and that we truly love. We are not part of a big multinational company but we are all licensed tour guides who support local traditions, local business and culture. Most of all, we proudly encourage sustainable tourism, which is the concept of visiting a city, as a tourist, and trying to have a positive impact on its environment, its society and its economy. We truly believe that this is the most important thing, especially in a city like Venice!

About the tour

The free tour will start from Campo della Carità, in front of the majestic Accademia Galleries and it will make you discover the southern part of Venice: Dorsoduro district.

We will talk about some of the most important steps of the Venetian history: the plague epidemics, the golden age of commerce, the Napoleonic invasion and we will tell you fun facts and legends about some of the most extravagant people who inhabited Venice, like the famous Peggy Guggenheim, the great patron of contemporary art.

There will be some mysterious atmosphere while we walk in front of Ca’ Dario and you will find out why. During the tour you will also have the chance to visit the astonishing Basilica della Salute and we will explain you why this church still occupies a special place in the hearts of Venetians. You will also have the chance to take memorable photos in one of Venice most panoramic spots!

The itinerary will take about two hours and it will end very close to the starting point. During this tour you will discover artistic treasures and popular traditions, wandering around one of the districts that we Venetians love the most!

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the entrance of the Accademia Galleries a tour guide will be holding a TOURING DIFFERENT sign, starting 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 95

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Anita

24 hours ago

Fascinating and beautiful. With Mary as guide, I learned more and felt like the city was more alive than ever.

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Tilottama Mazumdar

2 days ago

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Benjamin

4 days ago

Great tour!

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Elena

7 days ago

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Markus

7 days ago

It’s a good tour that covered all the historic backgrounds and gave you tipps of how to navigate through the city. Content-wise there was nothing to complain about! I would have appreciated more jokes or the entertainment aspect of the tour, but it was still enjoyable.

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Desiree

7 days ago

4.9 (95 Ratings) Rate this tour