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Walk in Venice with an ex Gondolier

Walk in Venice with an ex Gondolier

Duration:3.5 hours total
Includes:Food and Drinks
Languages:Offered in English, French and Italian

About your host

Hello, my name is Danilo! Join me and discover Venice through the eyes of a local gondolier! I was born and raised in Venice, the city that I love most and know very well. I worked as a gondolier for almost 40 years of my life, navigating into the water canals of Venice in my gondola and showing them to visitors from all around the world, and now I like to share my stories with all the people…
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What we’ll do

During our 3.5 hour walk, I will show you the Venetian day-to-day life from the point of view of an ex gondolier. You will discover the authentic side of my city, off the beaten path to lesser-known treasures along the beautiful winding streets, and even to the most touristic places with an emphasis on Venetian traditions and daily life. We will stop along the canals, where I will explain the…

What else you should know

The experience that I offer is to walk as Venetians do, stopping occasionally for having a word with the friends that we meet on the street, making you feel as Venetian as possible.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Traditional, tasty prepared cichetti(tapas) per person
Drinks
2 glasses of wine or Prosecco

What to bring

A comfortable pair of shoes

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Where you'll be

We will see the court where i was born, the places where i used to play when i was a kid, the places where i worked and the taverns populated by the gondoliers during their break. We will also see a genuine laboratory of fresh pasta and another one of a venetian craftsman, where you can see a true demonstration of his work of art whit papers and colors on the realization of handmade notebooks and masks. Another fundamental stop during our walk is the "remer", the shop where the most famous parts of gondolas are made of thanks to the processing of several types of wood combined together. As last stop of the tour there is the fish market, where you can find the true essence of Venice.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

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The experience that I offer is to walk as Venetians do, stopping occasionally for having a word with the friends that we meet on the street, making you feel as Venetian as possible.
Danilo
Walk in Venice with an ex Gondolier
89 reviews
From £78/person
89 reviews
From £78/person