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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Rialto Bridge

Venice: San Polo, Rialto & Frari Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 150389
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A guided tour of San Polo area. Listen the stories of Venice, its merchants & courtesans and admire Frari Church.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a relaxing guided tour 1 hour 30 min walk away from the tourist crowds
  • Stroll along the narrow streets, to encounter hidden away treasures, beautiful architecture and learn history while enjoying the sights
  • Marvel at the sights
Full description
In a city where the West meets the East, exotic items like silk and oriental spices were traded along with copper and wood. The area of Rialto was a thriving one, with trading taking place in the center, and not only in the markets.

This tour takes you off the beaten track discovering another side to the city. Passing through the labyrinth of narrow passageways your guide will enlighten you with stories of the Venice, its merchants and courtesans. Many of the courtesans lived in sumptuous apartments and were accomplished musicians and brilliant conversationalists. They were even secretly used as spies for the State.

The area of San Polo was one of the first inhabited areas of Venice, and where the bankers, brokers and merchants conducted their affairs by day, and the renowned courtesans by night.

With your english speaking guide you will hear fascinating stories, explore the Rialto and San Polo area and see one of the largest churches in Venice, the Frari church. This church dwarfs the eastern section of San Polo. It was built by Franciscans around 1250, and it is one of the city's largest places of worship. It has a striking exterior, and inside boasts masterpieces by Canova, and the work of art 'The Assumption' by Titian. You will have plenty of chances to ask your guide question during this tour.


• Rialto area;
• Campo San Polo;
• Scuola Grande San Rocco (external);
• Basilica dei Frari (inside).
  • 2-hour walking tour with highly qualified English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the Basilica dei Frari
  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the Scuola Grande S. Rocco
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in Campo San Bartolomeo, in front to the statue of Goldoni. Look for the assistant with the white sign with the name of the tour on it.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time
• Please note if entering churches, rucksacks or backpacks are not allowed and your knees and shoulders should be covered
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible
• This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility
• You should wear comfortable walking shoes
• The walking tour will take place rain or shine
• For late arrivals or no shows, no refund
Organized by

Venice Events srl

Product ID: 150389