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Venice in Northern Italy is often referred to as the “City of Canals” or the “Queen of the Adriatic,” is unlike any other place on Earth (no Venice in Vegas is never an option!)
While we’re not raving fans of Venice, we do think it should be on every traveler’s bucket list, simply because it is so unique with a long history worth learning about.
One of the best ways to see mysterious Venice, is on foot. While a Venice walking tour doesn’t take you around the entire city, it does take you to the unmissable sites, and a few hidden gems, whilst simultaneously interacting with the locals and getting tips for visiting the city.
If you’re like us and you’re only visiting Venice for a day (that was more than enough for us) then you might be tempted by a walking tour of Venice.
But is it worth it? What do you see? And which walking tour organization should I go with? These are all excellent questions, which we will be answering below.
What is the best way to see Venice?
Venice is not a huge city and so the best way to see it is on foot. You could easily walk around the main historic sites within an hour. If you require public transportation in Venice, your best bet is to hop on a water taxi.
The Venice Walking Tour Itinerary
Nestled on a cluster of 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the northeastern coast of Italy, Venice’s distinct beauty is immediately apparent.
The city’s architecture, prevalent in Gothic and Renaissance palaces, as well as iconic canals, and romantic gondolas make it a dream destination for many.
However, while its intricate network of canals, alleyways, and bridges conceal hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, it can also lead you to feel lost in a maze of winding streets.
With a limited time for sightseeing, how do you know how to fit it all in, not get lost, and experience its enchanting secrets?
If you’re wondering what a walking tour experience of the floating city is like, here’s where our three hour guided tour took us:
Rialto Neighborhood: Venice’s First
We started our tour outside Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, Venice’s first church and the city began on 25th March 421.
Legend has it that Venice began with the population from the mainland trying to find a place where they felt more protected from their rivals….