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Campo Santo Stefano: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Rome: Day Trip to Venice by High-Speed Train

1. From Rome: Day Trip to Venice by High-Speed Train

Set off on a day trip from Rome to explore Venice, Europe’s most romantic city. Enjoy a relaxing ride on a high-speed train, see the iconic St. Mark's Square, and cross the Bridge of Sighs. Meet your tour leader at Rome's Termini train station and board a high-speed train to Venice. When you arrive in the city, get your one-way pass for Venice’s waterbus transportation. Follow your guide onto a Vaporetto (waterbus). As you ride, enjoy your first glimpse of this magical water city. Head to St. Mark’s Square, the heart and soul of Venice. From the waterfront, marvel at the magnificence of the western façade of St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy some free time to go shopping, sip a delicious Italian coffee, or get lost in the maze of insanely romantic alleys. Next, cross the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), which is among the city's most beloved and most Instagrammable locations. On the way back to the railway station, join your tour leader for a fantastic aperitivo, or Cicchetti, as the locals call it. Sit down for a mix of small savory side dishes, typically served in a bàcari, and wash it down with a Venetian Spritz. Return to Rome on the high-speed train with your guide.

Venice Museum Pass & Doge's Palace Entrance Ticket

2. Venice Museum Pass & Doge's Palace Entrance Ticket

Admire the San Marco Civic Museums, such as the Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Biblioteca Marciana, and more with your Venice museum pass. Glimpse into the past as you explore the treasures and cultural traditions across various museums and historic churches. Museums of St. Mark's Square (available with the Venice Museum Pass and Venice Museum Pass Plus): • Doge's Palace • Correr Museum • National Archaeological Museum • Biblioteca Marciana If you select the Venice Museum Pass Plus option you will also enjoy entry to the following civic museums: • Ca' Rezzonico • Carlo Goldoni's House • Mocenigo Palace • Ca' Pesaro (Modern Art Gallery and Oriental Art Gallery) • Glass Museum (Murano) • Lace Museum (Burano) • Natural History Museum Both options include the following historic churches in the Chorus Pass: • Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio • Chiesa di Santo Stefano • Chiesa Santa Maria Formosa • Santa Maria dei Miracoli • San Giovanni Elemosinario • Ca’ San Polo • San Giacomo dell'Orio • San Stae • Sant'Alvise • San Pietro di Castello • San Redentore • Santa Maria di Rosario • San Sebastiano • San Giobbe • Santa Maria Del Carmelo - I Carmini • San Giovanni Battista in Bragora

Secrets of Venice Carnival and Life of Casanova Tour

3. Secrets of Venice Carnival and Life of Casanova Tour

Meet your English-speaking guide in front of La Fenice opera house for a walking tour that follows in the footsteps of Giacomo Casanova, and travel back to the Venice Carnival of the 18th century. To set the mood, your guide will be dressed in traditional Venetian costume, and will acquaint you with the story of the Venice Carnival, then and now. Learn the history of the masks, once used to hide the wearers' identify, and hear how they are made. Admire elegant costumes from the 17th century, now worn to parade through the streets at Carnival time. See luxurious costumes worn by people attending one of the many Grand Balls that take place in private palaces. Your guide will talk about Casanova as a great lover, adventurer, extravagant, Freemason, and servant of the establishment. Born in Venice, he grew up in the San Samuele area, and you will walk through the narrow calle (alleys) that pass his home and the house of the poet Giorgio Baffo, who introduced the young Casanova to worldly pleasures. Learn about the Ridotto, the 1st Casino in Venice, where Casanova would meet the Venetian aristocracy. Hear fascinating stories about the courtesans who also played a part in making the city as animated as possible. Experience an alternative walking tour, filled with desire and passion, pleasure, and entertainment. End the tour in a typical Caffe approx 10 mins walk from St Mark’s Square with a hot cappuccino and typical Venetian Carnival cake called a “frittelle”, only made during the Carnival period.

Venice Highlights: The Theft Outdoor Escape Game

4. Venice Highlights: The Theft Outdoor Escape Game

Take the role of a burglar on a mission and visit St. Mark’s, the central neighborhood of Venice on this phone exploration game. Solve clues and unlock stories as you discover Ponte della Paglia, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Clocktower, and more. The city game starts at Ponte della Paglia. The story unfolds as you solve challenges, with step-by-step directions on your phone guiding you to the next location.  It will take you between 1-1,5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game. The game concludes at Palazzo Bellavite.

Christmas Tales of Venice Walking Tour

5. Christmas Tales of Venice Walking Tour

Step into the magic of the holiday season with a two-hour Christmas walking tour of Venice's most stunning landmarks. Begin your journey at the majestic Palazzo Ducale, a Gothic-style palace and former seat of government. From there, stroll through St. Mark's Square, the iconic heart of the city, and admire its grand architecture and festive decorations. Continue to Campo Manin, a spacious public square surrounded by historic buildings, and marvel at its stunning holiday lights. Cross the iconic Rialto Bridge, a symbol of Venice's rich history and commerce, and take in its twinkling lights as you walk across. Next, visit Campo San Polo, one of the largest public squares in Venice, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling market area. Conclude your tour at the stunning Basilica S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, a stunning Gothic-style church renowned for its beautiful altarpieces, sculptures, and stained-glass windows. Let the beauty of Venice enchant you this holiday season!

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What people are saying about Campo Santo Stefano

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 457 reviews

Great all round trip, it’s a long day, but worth it for short stays in Rome and you want to see lots. The train trip went fast, Venice was beautiful, a little misty, when we got there, but that was ok, as the atmosphere was amazing, especially as the Carnival was happening. Our guide, Rossella was superb. She was knowledgeable, showed us around Venice, gave us great information and also some good local tips, as well as being funny, cracking jokes occasionally. She also was very caring, looking after a couple on the tour who had an elderly mother with them, always making sure they were ok. All in all, a great day trip.

The Meeting spot, Caffe Trombetta is located outside of Roma Termini on the left side (if you are facing the Terminal). You can purchase food and drinks there to take on the train. Great trip overall, be prepared for a 3 hour plus train ride with food and drink for purchase. Our guide was multi-lingual, explained what we we’re going to do and pointed out important facts as well as historical facts. Be ready to walk from the train station to San Marco. Thankfully, we took a boat ride back to the train station. Great trip, highly recommended.

Fun tour with very enthusiastic and charismatic guide. Learnt a lot of interesting facts about Venice, Casanova’s life whilst walking in the back streets. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Wonderful tour of a part of Venice you may otherwise not see. Hidden local spots for food and drink. Dennis was a fantastic guide.

Guide did a great job of ensuring we knew where to go and what to see.