Private Tour: San Polo Walking Tour - Merchants, Courtesans and Painters

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3303MER_PV
This enthralling private walking tour starts at Venice's commercial quarters near the Rialto Bridge and concentrates on the ancient area of San Polo. Here the bankers, brokers and merchants conducted their affairs by day, and the renowned courtesans by night! You'll also explore San Polo's number one highlight, the Frari Church, enjoying personalized attention on your private walking tour of Venice.
In a city where west met the east, exotic items like silk and oriental spices were traded along with copper and wood. 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 second part of this tour allows you to admire the Gothic Frari church, which dwarfs the eastern section of San Polo. Built by Franciscans in around 1250, it is one of the city's largest places of worship. You will admire its striking interior, both for its sheer size and for the quality of its masterpieces ' the most famous being Titian's 'Assumption'.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Outside church of San Salvador - near Campo Bartolomeo and Rialto Bridge. The meeting point is easy to locate
Return Details:
Concludes near the Rialto Bridge

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Private Tour: San Polo Walking Tour - Merchants, Courtesans and Painters

Frari Church
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Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Private walking tour
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fee to the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari church (3.50 euro)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Rucksacks and large bags are not allowed in some churches.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: James Y, Canada, July 2013

This was our introduction to Venice just two hours after we arrived. The immediate insight and the introduction to this area which is so full of character with its winding back streets, campos and canals to it's grand palaces along the Grand Canal was fascinating and entertaining. The personal insight from our excellent guide made this a memorable experience.

Reviewed by: Victoria P, October 2011

Our guide was terrific. Very knowledgeable and fun to talk with.

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