Hop aboard your water taxi at the Rialto Fish Market pier, and cruise out into the waters of the Grand Canal. Pass underneath Rialto Bridge as you head into the heart of the Venice canal network to discover the areas off the beaten tourist trail.
See Venice’s historical city hospital and the cemetery island of San Michele. If the tide permits, glide through Cannaregio to pass the Jewish Ghetto, Madonna dell‘Orto Church and Campo dei Mori, as you guide gives you the lowdown on each sight.
Return to the Grand Canal, admiring the palaces and noble houses that flank the banks, and step near Piazza San Marco for aperitivo time. As the sun sets over the city, enjoy a glass of prosecco teamed with cicchetti — the Venetian’s answer to tapas — and chat with your guide about the city and its food. The small plates of cicchetti are never the same, but typically the servings include bite-sized meat or vegetable crostini (toasted bread), or perhaps seafood or juicy olives.
Chat with your guide and group about the city, and then bid your farewells. Your tour finishes at the pier, leaving you ideally placed for the sights of Piazza San Marco.
St. Mark's Square
Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto
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