A bit of Italy - Unusual Visit
There is a Unusual Venice Hidden and unknown to most tourists
Everybody wishes to see Venice at least once in their life! Its unique structure, the immense artistic and historical heritage, and its ancient glory are just a few examples of why people get so excited about this amazing “floating” city.
The Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile are obvious tourist attractions, along with the famous Rialto Bridge, spanning the Grand Canal with its souvenir shops, stalls, and selfie seekers.
Take a time to discover a different Venice, an unexpected city in which you can pique your curiosity with unusual things and places you can only find here.
St. Mark’s Clock Tower
Commissioned by Doge Agostino Barbarigo in 1493, the glorious Torre dell’Orologio, also known as St. Mark’s Clock Tower, or “the Moor’s Clocktower,” facing into Piazza San Marco, is a marvel of 15th-century engineering. The clock displays the time, the phase of the moon, and the dominant sign of the Zodiac.
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Hidden in the center of Venice, unknown to most tourists, is a spiraling “snail” staircase that winds up the tower-like facade of a historic palazzo. It was so unique at the time it was built at the very end of the 15th century that it’s responsible for naming both the palace it’s attached to and the entire branch of the Contarini noble family that lived there.
Tomb of Antonio Canova
an English oasis in the center of the capital
Just in the center of the capital can be accessed (only on foot!) to a small private street, Bernardo Celentano, all British style! Little London extends for 200 meters and at the end of the road you will find a place where you can sip tea in perfect English style.
Squero di San Trovaso
Where Venice’s gondolas go for a tune-up.
Venice without its long, sleek, black gondolas is unimaginable, and the artisans at the Squero di San Trovaso are among the people responsible for making sure this doesn’t happen
The squero, a traditional boatyard, is one of the oldest in the city, and one of three that are still functional today..
Become a gondolier for a day
Real Venetian gondoliers give Venetian rowing lessons. You will learn the basics of the voga alla veneta, the traditional Venetian rowing style, while at the same time having the opportunity to appreciate the historical and truly traditional aspects of the city.
Libreria Acqua Alta
A One of the most original bookshops in the world is located in the centre of Venice. The Libreria Acqua Alta, is definitely the only place on earth where you will find a huge selection of books, new and used, arranged in those kind of shelves: boats, gondolas, canoes, bathtubs and everywhere it is possible to insert them.
La Fenice theatre is one of the most famous world opera houses. We will take you to see all the majesty and beauty of a leading creative venue, which is the stage of more than 100 opera performances per year, a major symphonic season conducted by prominent masters from across the globe, the full cycles of symphonies by Beethov Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler.
Bacari & Cicchetti
Discover the hidden of Venice where only locals go, learning
Venetian life-style, culture and history. Stop in some traditional bacaro wine bars eating cicchetti and drinking the so called ombra de vin. Experience the real atmosphere of the historical venetian bacari (wine bars), learning their history and secrets.