Guided tour

Venice: The Footsteps of Commissario Brunetti Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Detourist

Venice: The Footsteps of Commissario Brunetti Walking Tour

Activity provider: Detourist
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From US$ 40.64 per person

Likely to sell out

Step into the world of the Commissario Brunetti television series on this walking tour of Venice. Be transported into the world of Donna Leon's novels and learn about the historic city of Venice.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enter the fictional world Donna Leon's novels while exploring Venice
  • Celebrate the gastronomic scenes from the popular crime series
  • Discover film scene locations from the Commissario Brunetti show
  • Explore locations around the city like the Ghetto and Cannaregio
  • Get off the beaten path as you reach Commissario Brunetti's precinct
Full description

Embark on this Venice walking tour and follow in the footsteps of Commissario Brunetti. Explore the filming locations of the television show that is based on the novels by Donna Leon. Hear about the popular crime series set in Venice. 

Meet your guide and venture into the city on this Commissario Brunetti-themed tour. Follow your guide to see locations like the iconic “questura” (police headquarters). Learn new facts and trivia about the author and her books and enjoy a unique perspective of the city. 

Find difficult-to-find “campos” and “palazzos” frequented by Brunetti. Uncover off-the-beaten path shooting locations from episodes like “Beastly things” or “Suffer the little Children." View filming locations from newer episodes as well.

Find out were Brunetti ate, as your guide explores his broad gastronomic tastes. Be entertained with anecdotes and exciting details from everyday Venetian life. Finish the tour at the headquarters from the show.

  • Guide
  • Walking Tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Combo, next to the well in the internal yard.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 75 reviews

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Mainly targeting German speaking visitors who have been lucky enough to watch the tv series which we don’t get in the UK but as avid Donna Leon readers we thought we’d give it a go also to get to see and know a different part of Venice we had not explored much off before. Our guide was wonderful at sharing his attention between his German guests and us the 2 Brits. We came away with some new insights into places we would not have found on our own including a great photo spot on the Grand canal .

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June 26, 2022

We really enjoyed the walking tour with Valerio. He showed us many film sets by Inspector Burnetti and also told us a lot of interesting things. He also showed us Venice which we would not have seen otherwise. It was very entertaining and entertaining. Valerio also gave us good tips, for example where to eat. We would always like to do a city tour with Valerio again.

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April 20, 2022

Super interesting tour of Venice off the beaten track and with some highlights that you know from the various Commissario Brunetti films. Valerio, the guide, does the tour with so much joy and love for Venice that it is infectious. Thanks to him we got a lot of great tips and saw many a highlight that would otherwise have remained hidden from us.

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April 2, 2022

Product ID: 408155