From ancient waterways and architecture to hubs of modern culture, there is no better way to explore the Grand Canal's Rialto area than with SeeVenice's walking tour. This guided venture takes you over cobblestone streets, through gondola-laden canals, and inside some o...From ancient waterways and architecture to hubs of modern culture, there is no better way to explore the Grand Canal's Rialto area than with SeeVenice's walking tour. This guided venture takes you over cobblestone streets, through gondola-laden canals, and inside some of the city's most renowned buildings. All you need to bring is yourself and excitement to experience history first hand.
Your guide is an experienced Venetian local with a passion for making the labyrinth that is Venice accessible to others. In addition to being trained to operate tours for people with reduced vision, your guide has designed accessible itineraries so that people with disabilities can experience the heart and soul of Venice without limits.
You'll first meet your guide at the Rialto Mercato water bus stop, where you'll arrive by a Vaporetto with a mobile ramp. From there, you'll head rides into the Rialto market, where you'll be able to peruse fresh seafood, get a taste of fresh fruit, and explore what was once an ancient ""bazaar."" Here, however, food isn't the only highlight. Being one of the city's cultural centers, you'll also be able to stop into artists' showrooms, see glass blowing and jewelry making demonstrations.
After exploring a market that boasts an endless variety of shops and displays, you'll head to the Campo San Giacometto. At this plaza, you'll see how why Rialto such a renowned area. You'll stop by the Erberia and the Riva del Vin and get a full history of each location's historical signifance. You'll also stop by the plaza's churches, gothic architecture, and columns made from ancient Greek marble that dates to the 11th century give you a taste of the city's historic charm.
Next, you'll head over to the Campo San Toma and visit the Guild of the Shoemakers and woodcarver workshops. With tradition and the city's quaint culture on display, you'll be able to enjoy a tranquil stroll to the nearby Campo dei Frari, one of the most important and popular plazas in Venice. Here you can marvel at the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari, one of the largest religious buildings in Venice, as well as its Renaissance-era painting and architecture.
Finally, you'll head to the Campo San Rocco, another popular plaza near the Rialto Bridge. Here you can see white marble buildings, masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance, and an exterior view of the Basilica of the Frari's gothic rotunda. You'll also stop by the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and get to glimpse its collection of paintings by Tintoretto. Although this is where your tour will end, your guide is happy to share more points and insights on how to explore Venice accessibly.
Accessibility. What to expect?
Guides / staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities
Guides / staff members will be available to assist
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the activity
Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed
No adaptive equipment included
From $168 USD / per person
*Price based on 2 travelers
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Starting point: Mercato di Rialto waterbus stop
Mercato di Rialto
Campo San Giacomo di rialto
The Riva del Vin
Campo San Toma
Campo San Rocco
approx. 15 minutes
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
approx. 15 minutes
Campo dei Frari
End point: Frari Church
approx. 1:00 PM
Keeping you safe during COVID-19
Enhanced cleaning protocol
Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members
Social distancing measures
Social distancing measures in place
What's not included
The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.
Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.
This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.
Spoken language(s): English, Italian, German.
Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.
Visitors must be dressed appropriately to enter the church.
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