Venice Italian Magic
When you think of Italy, one of the first images that comes to mind is the Venetian gondola! And for that reason we just had to accompany you to discover this wonderful, magical city, unique in the world.
We will show you an unusual Venice, corners that are unknown to its inhabitants, and make you fall in love with her. Her unique soul, rich in traditions of the past but also with modern flare.
Venice will be revealed to you in the secret of its neighborhoods, fields, hidden gardens and the bacari (cafes) ready to delight your palate with cicchetti (bites of local delicacies) and ombre (wine).
Best season : From March to October
Included / Not Included
Arrival and Departure from Venice airport
Assistance upon arrival at the airport
5 nights in a 3 star hotel minimum with accommodation in a double room
Transfer by boat to the islands
Suggestions and directions to the best bar and restaurants
Travel accessories by our plan
Telephone support in Italian, English, Spanish,German and French.
Arrive at the Venice airport where you will be welcomed by a representative of Italy Trails who will give you your travel tools, which you’ll use to reach your hotel independently. Venice is divided into six neighborhoods, and our first exploration is of the Jewish Ghetto in the Cannaregio district, a secluded area of the city.
The Jewish presence dates to before the year 1000. Around the fourteenth century the community had grown, so much so that the Senate gathered the Jews on an island connected to the city by only two bridges. The bridge gates were closed at midnight and reopened early in the morning. The limited space afforded to the Jews caused the construction of tall houses, up to 8 stories high. Around the main square, you can see five synagogues, located mainly in the top of the buildings and characterized by five aligned windows, a symbol of the Torah books.
The Jewish ghetto is a great place to find cicchetti, Venetian appetizers. A seasonal taste of fish or meat, resting on bread or polenta, to be enjoyed on your feet and accompanied by an ombra meaning shadow because of the ancient custom of the merchants to place the counter tops in the shadow of the bell tower of San Marco to keep the wine cool. After refreshing your palate with these local delicacies and excellent wine, we will return to the hotel. Overnight in Hotel
Today we will venture to the center of the city, the Sestiere di San Marco, the heart of which is Piazza San Marco, which for almost a millennium was the political and judicial center of the Republic of Venice. The area began to take its current shape in 826, when the body of San Marco arrived in Venice and the construction of the first basilica took place. A sight that cannot be missed near Piazza San Marco is the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Doge’s Palace with the prisons. It was called so because the condemned who crossed would take a last look at the city and sigh. Not far from Piazza San Marco is the famous Acqua Alta Bookshop, named by the BBC as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. An 11 ½ meter long gondola, kayaks, clawfoot bathtubs and wooden barrels display the books. The shop houses about 100,000 volumes, and recently some were destroyed by the rising flood waters. There is so much to see around San Marco, we suggest taking time to enjoy a few of the sights and shops more deeply, and be sure to leave time for a relaxing dinner of fresh fish and wine! Overnight in Hotel
Today we will admire what has been called the most beautiful road in the world, the Grand Canal, a prestigious course overlooked by some of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Constant appeal for princes, emperors, kings and queens but also for artists, poets, writers and musicians from all over the world, the Grand Canal can be defined as a kaleidoscope of public and private events, people and ideas. One of the icons of Venice is the majestic Rialto Bridge. Located in the original core of the city, it was the first stone bridge to connect the two sides of the Grand Canal. Construction of the bridge dates back to the end of the XII century, by Nicolò Barattieri. It was a bridge made of boats joined by wooden planks. It remained so until 1444, when it collapsed under the weight of a large crowd rushing to watch a water procession. It was rebuilt with wood, with shops on the sides and a drawbridge, allowing large boats to pass. A new collapse in 1523 led various artists, including Palladio, Michelangelo, Vignola and Sansovino to present plans to rebuild. The construction began in 1588 and ended in 1591 creating one of the most famous bridges in the world. Waiting for the sunset on the Rialto Bridge will give you an unmissable, magical glimpse of the city.
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