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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Venetian Lagoon

Secrets of Venice: Theatrical Carnival Walking Tour

Product ID: 58418
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Take a unique tour of Venice with an actor guide and experience all the theater of the Venice Carnival. Hear stories about the city's historical "Codega" - servants who would light the way for the nobles and wealthy telling anecdotes along the way.
About this activity
Duration 75 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience this unusual itinerary in the heart of Venice
  • Hear interesting anecdotes narrated by a talented actor from the famous Pantakin Company
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of one of the world's most famous carnivals
Full description
Journey back in time to Venice from the middle of the 15th century, when the nobles and wealthy would be preceded by a servant called Codega who would be equipped with a lantern to light their path. Along the way, he would delight them with anecdotes and stories!

Join an actor guide from the well-known Pantakin theater company to explore this tradition and discover a maze of mysteries about the Venetian lagoon. Take a leap into the past and get inspired by actors in a moving mise-en-scène that will transport you to the very heart of life in the Serenissima (Republic of Venice) and its carnival.

Recreate the myths, legends and history of Venice and its carnival through the stories of the Codega: learn about the gondolier that became a priest, or about the elephant that found shelter in a church, or about Devil's Bridge.

This is a captivating event for the entire family and a new and unusual way to discover Venice. 
  • Professional actor commentary from Venice Pantakin Company
  • Itinerary flyer of the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• This is not a private tour. It is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
• Please note that this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchairs or those with walking difficulties
• Please note, in the case of external factors, the itinerary may be changed
• Please note that the tour commentary could be bilingual
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Product ID: 58418