The purpose of Venicefreewalkingtour.com is to raise awareness of Venice that is different from the usual stereotypes. Venice that would be difficult to discover on your own, without a local guide which will introduce you to the less known parts of the city.
If you read the reviews on Tripadvisor, you already know that the Real Venice and the Real Venetians are what we care of.
Venice Free Walking Tour guides are really committed to support the Sustainable Tourism idea, especially in our city.
There are several reasons why whe chose not to go there:
1.you don’t need us to find St. Mark’s square, the indications are all over the city
2.very detailed information is available in all the guidebooks and even on Wikipedia
3.most guided tours will take you there, we want to show you a different side of the city
4.St. Mark’s square becomes extremely loud and crowded during the day and it would be extremely difficult to hear and follow the guide which would compromise the quality of the tour
5.Venice Free Walking Tour is for those who want to see and know more than the 90% of people visiting Venice will see Venice Free Walking Tour is for Travellers, not for tourists
Venice Free Walking Tour will not cover St. Mark’s square and will be guided only in English.
If it’s your first time in Venice we would highly recommend you to plan a half day to visit St. Mark’s square, the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace museum, here you can buy the tickets to save your time and skip the line:
We suggest taking Venice free Walking Tour tour as the first thing to do in Venice, to have a lot of useful information not only about the best museums and churches, but also many local tips for the best food locations.
You can visit The Doge’s Palace on your own or on a guided tour in your language, the choice is up to you.
For more info about Venice Free Walking Tour and to plan your time at best, please check the FAQ section on our website