Let’s discover of the hidden Venice
Venice is one of the most famous city in the world and every day it hosts many tourists from all over the world. Today we would like to suggest you a tour which is different from the usual ones, that leads you to discover the hidden parts of Venice, not touristy, but real and authentic! Keep reading to discover more!
How to reach Venice
From Bassano del Grappa you can easily reach Venice
, just an hour and a quarter, by Trenitalia direct train
. Check the timetable
and book your ticket. The train station
is just a 5 minute walk from our Hotels.
Once arrived you can choose to do the tour either by bike or on foot, with or without a guide that will explain you all you can admire, deciding to stop whenever you prefer.
The tour we suggest you will take place in the hidden parts and the less popular islands of the lagoon.
The first stop will be the Saint Erasmo’s Island, easily accessible on foot and by bike, between vegetable gardens, forts and sandbars.
This island is also called “the vegetable garden of Venice” because people have always cultivated fruit and vegetables to supply the city. The violet artichoke is the most typical and famous product of this island.
If you wish to avoid the touristy areas of Venice, Saint Erasmo is the right place for you, with its isolated little houses, canals and its subtle atmosphere.
Murano will be the next stop by water-taxi, famous for its glass making. Here you can visit a glass factory and assist to the typical “a soffio” manufacturing, made using a blowpipe.
Murano is made up of seven islands, connected by bridges and has its own Canal Grande, like Venice. You can find many glass workshops and small ateliers where they blow the glass. If you fancy seeing more glasswares, you can visit the Murano Glass Museum, founded in 1861 by Antonio Colleoni and Vincenzo Zanetti, where you can admire more than 4.000 items, such as chalices, mirrors and kaleidoscopic lenses. The most spectacular item is a sixty-arm chandelier that weighs 330 kilos.
In Murano you can also visit one of the most ancient church of the lagoon, the Santa Maria and Santo Donato Basilica.
This tour, like the others we suggested, is adjustable as necessary and you can choose to do it with or without a guide. Keep following us, to discover the other tours!