Ponte dei Pugni, San Barnaba and San Trovaso
Since the 13th century Venice was famously divided between two rival factions: the Castellani, who wore a red hat and scarf, representing Eastern Venice and the Nicolotti, with a black hat and scarf, representing the Western part of the city [...]
San Pantalon and Santa Margherita
Here we are in Campo San Pantalon, with the church dedicated to Saint Pantaleon, a priest who was martyred in the 3rd century [...]
Sant'Aponal and Ponte delle Tette
Entering Campo sant’Aponal, at the centre we see a tpyical Venetian well in Istrian stone [...]
San Tomà, Goldoni's House and San Polo
In Campo san Tomà we find the usual Venetian well-head where, until not so long ago, locals would come to collect clean water [...]
San Nicola da Tolentino and Frari
Campo San Nicola da Tolentino, usually known as the Tolentini, is a popular spot for university students and workers who wish to relax after a long day with a prosecco. The inside of the Church is one of the most lavishly and richly decorated in Venice [...]
Campo delle Beccarie, San Giovanni Elemosinario and San Giacometto
Campo delle Beccarie, this is one of the many parts of the Rialto market, the economic force of the Venetian Republic [...]
Campo San Zan Degola' and Calle dei Boteri
Here we are in Campo San Giovanni Decollato, and this is as secret as Venice gets [...]
Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio and Campo Santa Maria Mater Domini
Enter in the serene atmosphere of Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio. The church is one of the most ancient in Venice and one of most oriental too [...]
The Bridge of Scalzi and The Church of San Geremia
The Bridge of Scalzi, literally of the barefoot, is named after the Church of the Scalzi located on the left [...]
San Rocco and the Bridge of the Constitution
From the 14th century, the plague was a frequent occurrence in Venice... [...]
5 Non touristy things to do in Venice
With a ridiculous amount of things to do, and an obscene millions of tourists, it’s a great idea to be a well-organised tourist while looking for non touristy things to do in Venice. The Venice City Tour app has itineraries to bring you on self guided tours of to all the mega tourist spots in Venice, and also less famous but just as beautiful sites. A classic place to visit in Venice is Piazza San Marco. [...]
The best things to do in Venice

It is no surprise that Venice is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, having around 20 million visitors each year, you'll find it hard to discover a more sought after place. The real challenge of visiting…

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How to pick the right Venice self guided walking tour

So you’re going to Venice and have decided to opt for self-guided tours rather than putting up with super tedious, super slow guided tours? Good idea! But with a myriad…

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The History of Venice
Discover the history of one of the most charming and beautiful cities in the world! [...]
Venice and the Belle Epoque, the foreigner Simmel and Monet
The old and the new clashed frequently, and were never to be reconciled in the twentieth century. Nor was Venice able to escape the vilification and ambivalence that appeared in the interpretations in the early century . But the old Serenissima was not yet dead: indeed there was renewed fascination with the eighteenth century. [...]
Harry's Bar and Ernest Hemingway
There is no doubt that the intensity of warfare in the Veneto district overall, and it echoes in Ernest Hemingway’s novella Across the River and Into the Trees, published in 1950. Although not the greatest of Hemingway’s writings, there is nevertheless undeniable poignancy in its account of the survival of a beautiful city after war. [...]
Art and professions in the Dorsoduro Sestiere

Are you looking to avoid crowds and the usual touristy walks? Do you want to hear Venice’s primitive pulse, by exploring a true gem of Venetian art and one of…

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