Dorsoduro Private Walking Tour


Explore the local side of Venice

Discover Dorsoduro

Have you ever wondered how it is like to stroll around Venice without tourist crowds? We’ll take you to the exploration of the most local and authentic side of the city, where locals live, away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist tracks. Ready to go?

A picturesque neighborhood, peaceful vibes, hidden gems and a glimpse of day to day Venetian life: is there a better way to experience Venice?


During this relaxing walk we will take you to the exploration of Dorsoduro district, a very local area of the city where many Venetians still live nowadays: it’s not unusual to see children playing football or zooming around on their little scooters. Dorsoduro is also the university district of Venice and is famous for some of the most popular aperitif spots in the city. 


This part of the city also offers many hidden gems unknown to the majority of visitors, like a church preserving the biggest oil on canvas painting in the world, local street art, marvelous interiors and frescoes you wouldn’t expect from outside. Every corner has something unique in store. And if you like legends, there’s something for you as well. 


During this tour you will learn not only about Venice’s art and history, but also about habits, culture, and lifestyle of Venetians. Are you ready to explore?

Trip Itinerary

Meeting point
The masks in Venice
Discover a local mask workshop and learn about the tradition of Carnival in Venice
Ponte dei Pugni
Hear the story behind this bridge where Venetian used to confront each other in the famous fist-fights
Venetian street art
Did you know that we have a Banksy here in Venice? Come discover the famous graffiti with us and hear the story behind its appearance in Venice
The biggest oil on canvas in the world
Entering the threshold of what looks like a rather anonymous facade a huge work of art is revealed to the eye. Could you guess how many years took the artist to complete it?
Un espresso, per favore!
Wether you prefer to enjoy a good espresso while soaking in the local vibes of Campo Santa Margherita or you prefer a spritz and some cicchetti at a local bacaro just let us know and we will have a relaxing pause during our walk
Fierce and proud fishermen
Welcome to the once poorest area of Venice, where local and fierce fishermen used to live and visit their local and ancient church, richly decorated in gold
The industrial side of Venice
Venice is not only about beautiful gothic and renaissance buildings: it has a side with contemporary architectures as well. Learn about the attempt to industrialize the city in the past and explore a different area of it
A spooky tale
Once upon a time, there was a young girl who naively made a deal with the Devil…
Where the gondola magic happens
Visit the Squero, a local shipyard where Venetian rowing boats and gondolas are still built nowadays
A bird-view all over the lagoon
Jump with us on a vaporetto to reach San Giorgio island where we can admire Tintoretto’s masterpieces and enjoy the most beautiful view all over Venice from the church’s belltower
Ending point
At the exit of the vaporetto pier “San Marco-San Zaccaria B”

Please note: some of the mentioned venues could be close or unavailable on certain days or times. The tour can take place anyway. If you want to see something in particular, please let us know.

Availability & booking


The tour will start in Campiello dei Squelini (Dorsodouro district) and end at the exit of San Zaccaria vaporetto pier (nearby San Marco square).

The cost includes:

  • Private tour of 3 hours for a group of maximum 6 people

The cost does not include:

  • Food and drinks (optional): you can buy what you prefer at the moment
  • Tickets: entrance to San Giorgio belltower €8/pax; vaporetto ticket €9,50/pax 
  • Gratuities 

This tour covers a total walking distance of about 2.5 km (1.5 miles). We can have a rest during the tour at a café or wine bar at your discretion.
To reach San Giorgio island we will take the vaporetto (water bus). To reach the top of the belltower, we will use the elevator.
We don’t recommend this tour for guests with mobility impairments. If this is your case, feel free to contact us for a custom tour. 

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