Venice Art District

(150 reviews)
Palazzo Contarini Fasan, Venice, Italy
30 mins

About the tour

Without wishing to spoil a classic tale, this tour starts at the house of a very special woman. Who you may ask? Well we'll be going to see the house of the woman who William Shakespeare used as a muse for Desdemona in his famous play Othello, the Moor of Venice. From there, Andrea will take us to unearth the secrets of a church built based on Kabbalah, which is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism. To top off this properly mystifying experience, we'll venture to the most cursed palace along the Grand Canal, which is reported to have brought about the death of many of its owners.

Meet your local guide


Andrea might be one of Venice's most entertaining tour guides. Why do we say that? Well, you don't have to look far to see him jamming out on his guitar singing songs in the Venetian dialect. “I like to introduce myself as a tour guide, a freelance journalist, and a real Venetian (one of the few that has remained),” he says fondly. He loves music and has played with Italy’s most popular reggae singer, and performed in front of a massive crowd of 15,000 people during the carnival at St. Mark’s Square. He tries to mix information, historical facts, and funny quirks about the city into his tours. “There’s a lot about the city that people don’t know. There are words they use that come from Venice (ciao, ghetto, ballot, quarantine), and objects and inventions (the first pair of glasses, the first pocketbook). Even when people write, they use punctuations that were first used in a book here,” he remarks. He likes to think of his tours like a small show - with a bit of music, some rhythm, and sometimes with an experience down the Grand Canal with a gondola. So make sure to have your drinks and snacks ready for your time with Andrea! “I’m so lucky to live in a city like Venice that has so much to offer, above all “under the surface” of the most famous places to visit. I’m eager to know more and more about my city, and I know that people feel my passion in sharing my hometown with them,” Andrea says.

Andrea has been guiding since Dec 2012

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Venice with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Venice. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Margit M.

18 February 2021

As usual I enjoyed the trip with Andrea! It was great to walk through the southern parts of Venice - a lot of memories arose: I#m already looking forward to today's trip.

Kay R.

17 February 2021

Andrea obviously has a great love for the beautiful city he lives in ,the tour was informative and very enjoyable

Jennifer P.

17 February 2021

Very interesting. Andrea is knowledgeable and I loved the window shopping! The tour moved at a good pace so we were able to see lots. Very enjoyable.

Laura L.

17 February 2021

I enjoy Andrea's trips but still hard to understand some of what he says maybe the plastic mask?

Tasos K.

17 February 2021

Excellent tour

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