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From Rialto to Punta della Dogana: Discover Peggy Guggenheim and the Breathtaking Terraces of Fondaco

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From Rialto to Punta della Dogana: Discover Peggy Guggenheim and the Breathtaking Terraces of Fondaco

Join us at Campo San Bartolomeo, in the heart of Venice, to meet our professional guide. Admire the famous statue of Carlo Goldoni, and take in the lively atmosphere and beautiful architecture of the square before embarking on a journey through time.

Step back in time and experience the bustling heart of Venice as you see the iconic Rialto Bridge from the lower part, from this vantage point, you’ll be able to appreciate the magnificent structure in its full grandeur as it towers above the shimmering waters of the canal. where merchants have been trading for centuries.

Your English-speaking guide will take you on a journey through history, sharing fascinating tales of the bridge’s construction and the vibrant markets that once crowded its banks. From the stunning vistas of the Grand Canal to the hidden gems of the surrounding alleys, you’ll discover the secrets of one of Venice’s most beloved landmarks. So why wait? Come explore the magic of Rialto and make memories that will last a lifetime!

The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is a hidden gem in the heart of Venice that’s waiting to be discovered by you! This historic building was once the hub of trade for German merchants in Venice and now serves as a premier shopping center with an amazing rooftop terrace.

Your guide will take you on a journey back in time, revealing fascinating stories of the merchants who once called this place home. You’ll learn about the building’s rich history and the important role it played in shaping the city’s economy.

After exploring the Fondaco’s interior, you’ll climb up the stairs to the top floor where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop

terrace. From here, you can see the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, and even the bell tower of St. Mark’s Basilica

As we explore the charming streets of Venice, we’ll stumble upon a hidden treasure – the Bovolo. This unique architectural gem boasts a magnificent spiral staircase that offers stunning views of Venice’s rooftops.  Your guide will explain the fascinating history of this staircase and its significance to Venice’s architecture.

But that’s not all! We’ll also pass by the beautiful Chiesa Santo Stefano, a charming church with a unique facade that dates back to the 13th  – 14th century. Your guide will share interesting stories and facts about the church’s rich history and cultural significance.

Prepare to be enchanted as you cross the famous Ponte dell’Accademia, a picturesque wooden bridge that spans the Grand Canal. The current bridge was built in 1933 to replace an earlier iron bridge constructed by the Austrians in 1854, which shortened the transit time from Piazza San Marco to the newly constructed Santa Lucia railway station.


At the time of its construction, it was the second bridge to span the Grand Canal, with the Rialto Bridge being the only other one in existence. The bridge underwent a significant restoration in 2017-18, ensuring that its beauty and historical significance will continue to be enjoyed by generations of visitors to come.


Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the bridge’s history and cultural significance, including its importance in connecting various parts of Venice and the stories behind its charming appearance, made it a favorite subject of artists and photographers for centuries.

As we make our way through the picturesque streets of Venice, we’ll arrive at one of the city’s most renowned art institutions – the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Peggy Guggenheim was a prominent American art collector and patron who had a great love for modern art such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Salvador Dali. Your guide will take you on a journey through the museum, sharing fascinating stories about Peggy’s life, her love of art, and the significance of her collection.

As you explore the museum, you’ll be amazed by the diversity of the works on display, from Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism, and everything in between. You’ll see iconic pieces like Pollock’s “Alchemy,” and Dali’s “Birth of Liquid Desires,” which are sure to leave a lasting impression on you.

Overall, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a must-visit for art lovers, and our tour will provide a unique and insightful experience of this extraordinary museum..

As we make our way through the charming streets of Venice, we’ll come across the stunning Chiesa della Salute. This beautiful church was built in the 17th century as a votive offering to the Virgin Mary for the deliverance of the city from the plague that had ravaged it. Designed by Baldassare Longhena, one of the most important architects of the Venetian Baroque period, the Chiesa della Salute is a masterpiece of architecture and art.


Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and cultural significance of the Chiesa della Salute, making your visit even more informative and memorable. From its unique architecture to its impressive collection of art, the Chiesa della Salute is a must-see destination on your tour of Venice.

As we reach the end of our tour, we’ll make our way to Punta della Dogana, a contemporary art museum located at the southern tip of Venice. We’ll stop to take in the breathtaking view of the city from this vantage point. You’ll be awestruck by the stunning vistas of the Grand Canal and the surrounding architecture. It’s the perfect place to snap some photos, capture memories that will last a lifetime, and also you can take the traditional gondola of Venice to the famous St. Mark Basilica. And with that, our tour concludes, but the memories and knowledge gained will stay with you forever.



  • • Marvel at the majestic Rialto Bridge
  • • Discover a hidden gem of Venice, the Bovolo
  • • Skip the lines and see the terraces and have one of the best views of the city
  • • Admire the stunning Chiesa della Salute
  • • Lear about the life of Peggy Guggenheim and discover her incredible art collection


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Sites visited

  • • Campo san Bartolomeo
  • • Rialto Bridge
  • • Fondaco dei Tedeschi
  • • Bovolo (from outside)
  • • Santo stefano church (from the outside)
  • • Ponte Accademia
  • • Peggy Guggenheim
  • • Chiesa della salute (pass by )
  • • Punta della Dogana