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Lucia Bondetti
Lucia Venice Walks and Tours

What is this?

This is an exclusive walking tour crafted for those eager to explore Venice beyond its famed tourist tourist destinations and immerse you in the authentic Venetian lifestyle.. Led by a guide who not only knows but lives the Dorsoduro narrative everyday, this exclusive journey reveals the district's authentic charm, artful history, and culinary delights. This journey begins at the iconic Accademia Bridge, winding through the Dorsoduro district's storied streets and serene canals. You will experience the heart of Venetian culture, visiting the historic Squero San Trovaso gondola boatyard, indulging in local gastronomic delights, and stepping inside a private palazzo. Each step is enriched with stories and insights, blending intimate neighborhood tales with the grand narrative of Venice.

What makes this unique?

This walk is a distinctive blend of art, history, and traditional charm. The start at the iconic Accademia Bridge sets the tone with insights into Venice's evolution from its storied past to its vibrant present. This experience highlights the architectural and cultural transformations of the city and brings to light the unique elements that define contemporary Venice. At Squero San Trovaso, one of Venice's last gondola boatyards, you will gain exclusive access to the age-old craft of gondola making, observing the meticulous techniques that bring these emblematic boats to life. The experience is enriched with a culinary interlude, offering a taste of Venice's rich flavors through gelato, cicchetti, or tramezzino, depending on the time of day. Concluding at the magnificent Scuola Grande di San Rocco, this experience showcases the seamless integration of art and tradition, making it a truly unparalleled exploration of Dorsoduro's hidden treasures.

What is the profile of the host?

Living in Venice, Lucia feels fortunate to inhabit such a magical place and cherishes the opportunity to impart her love and passion for the city to others. Her commitment to delivering an unconventional and personal guide experience is fueled by a sophisticated background in art history, cultural heritage conservation, business administration for art and cultural events, and specialized training in accessibility and children's cultural activities.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes for walking in Venice.

How do we get there?

This walking tour is in the heart of Venice. We will meet in front of the Gallerie dell'Accademia entrance in Dorsoduro. Check "Experience Details" for meeting location or chat with Lucia.
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EUR 290
per person

Private experience

3.5 hours
This experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 participants. What's included: Visit to the squero di San Trovaso, Visit of a Venetian Palazzo, Visit of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venetian food stop.
Offered in English, Italian

Private experience

3.5 hours
This experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 participants. What's included: Visit to the squero di San Trovaso, Visit of a Venetian Palazzo, Visit of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venetian food stop.
Offered in English, Italian
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EUR 290
per person

Private experience

3.5 hours
This experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 participants. What's included: Visit to the squero di San Trovaso, Visit of a Venetian Palazzo, Visit of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venetian food stop.
Offered in English, Italian

Private experience

3.5 hours
This experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 participants. What's included: Visit to the squero di San Trovaso, Visit of a Venetian Palazzo, Visit of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venetian food stop.
Offered in English, Italian