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La Bussola is a Cultural Association that organizes free walking tours in Venice. We provide two different tours, in the morning and the afternoon, focusing on all aspects of the city, such as history, architecture, touristic activities and local...more
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This was not our first trip to Venice, but I am a big fan of walking tours because you learn something new each time. La Bussola Free Tours was, by far, one of the best walking tours I've taken. Shannon led us on a 2-1/2...More
Lots of info that you wouldn’t know if you didn’t have a great tour guide like Mateo, very knowledgable and fun. They also recommended restaurants, one of which we went to which was very nice and full of locals! Thank you!
My wife and I did the morning and afternoon tours. Both were great, and there was no overlap. Shannon and Margherita were both fantastic guides, and very knowledgeable about the city. Highly recommended.
We were lucky enough to have Samuel guide us around Venice in the afternoon. He was very knowledgeable about Venice and spoke excellent English. The tour was full of great hints and tips and information about the city.
Would 100% recommend the tour!
What a great way to learn about Venice and understand its culture in 3 hrs. We have always done walking tours of cities wherever we visit and have never experienced a bad one. This was no exception. Shannon (the American) was our tour leader. She...More
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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The afternoon tour include the area of San Marco and Castello. The main sites on the tour is learning about pizzazz San Marco. So the sites include St. Mark square, the basicilla, doge palace and the bridge of sighs. The... More
The afternoon tour include the area of San Marco and Castello. The main sites on the tour is learning about pizzazz San Marco. So the sites include St. Mark square, the basicilla, doge palace and the bridge of sighs. The other sites are not the known tourist sites but very informative sites to learn about. You will not visited inside the sites. That at your leisure.
These free tours worked really well for us - We selected the topic we were interested in, and then were able to walk with the group, exploring areas of Venice we would not have actually seen. Also, it gave us ideas of other... More
These free tours worked really well for us - We selected the topic we were interested in, and then were able to walk with the group, exploring areas of Venice we would not have actually seen. Also, it gave us ideas of other places we may have wanted to return to - I would also recommend, if you have time, to take a ferry to the two other little islands - Burano and Murano. Walking through those little towns is free!