Many people are perfectly happy to wander around Venice just absorbing the fabulous atmosphere and wonderful views, getting lost in the maze of little calli and canali…
It is of course lovely to just wander, and I have spent many years doing just that, especially around the quieter areas (although I am still trying to find the Baroque church made famous in “Don’t Look Now’ with Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda… scary!)
But there is nothing better than being accompanied by a true Venetian…one who not only knows every little shortcut, but who is an Art History expert who can give you access to places you would never normally see…
Enrico has done this successfully for many years and speaks several languages, so I have no hesitation in suggesting you use his excellent services. And when I am back in Venice he is definitely going to take me to that church!
Some of Enrico’s tours:
CLASSIC VENICE WALKING TOUR
Private introductory walking tour to the city‘s highlights, to include San Marco Square and Basilica with its golden mosaics. Doge’s Palace with its Titian’s, Veronese’s and Tintoretto’s major paintings and Bridge of Sighs with the ancient prison.
Merceria main street to the Rialto Bridge. The original Treasury House, the house of the German merchants and the Banco del Giro, the ancient Administration Center for Trade and Finance with its original frescoes dating back to the early 16th century.
The market and the hidden medieval streets of central Venice.
GRAND CANAL ( by private motorboat )
Venetian Palaces with their magnificent architectures.
ARCHITECTURE AND ART IN CHURCHES , SCUOLE AND MUSEUMS
Accademia of fine arts, San Rocco, Frari, Ca’ D’oro, Carpaccio and Schiavoni, La Salute, La Fenice, San Sebastiano, Museo Correr.
VISIONS OF MODERNITY (artists and collectors)
Biennale, Guggenheim, Pinault, Prada, Carlo Scarpa, Santiago Calatrava, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier
THE LAGOON AND THE ISLANDS WITH THE LOST ROMAN CITY (by private boat)
Colourful Burano and the archeological area of Torcello
The ancient roman city of Altino and its archeological museum (the origins of Venice)
Lido’s harbour inlet with the new dam and water barriers construction site
The Arsenal and the military power
Murano and the garden island of Sant’Erasmo,
Monasteries in the lagoon
THE SECRET THINGS
Private evening visit of the saint Mark ‘s Basilica and of Doge’s Palace
Private visit of San Sebastiano (with Save Venice)
Private visit of the Titian restauration in Frari (with Save Venice)
Private visit of palazzo on the Grand Canal (with owners)
Ann-Marie Doyle chats to Enrico Isacchi about his work