Private Walking Tour “San Polo Merchants”

  • Overview

    Meet the guide in the lobby of your hotel, if located in the Rialto district, or directly at Rialto Bridge to start this Private Tour! Join us on a fascinating tour of the ancient area of San Polo. This area is traditionally the city’s commercial quarter. Here the bankers, brokers & merchants conducted their affairs by day, and the renowned courtesans by night! In the second part of this tour you will visit the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, usually just called Frari.

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    • Departure Point: Rialto
    • Departure Time: 9:00 am 3:00 pm
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • By: Walking
    • Live guide: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese


    • 2:00 Hour Private Guided Tour
    • Professional Tour Guide in English
    • Guided visit of Rialto area and its market
    • Guided visit of San Polo area, the city’s commercial quarter
    • Frari Church with its masterpieces by Titian and Bellini, Monks’ Choir & Canova’s tomb

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    The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is one of the greatest churches in the city. It stands on the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district. The church is dedicated to the Assumption (Italian: Assunzione della Beata Virgine).

    Here you admire the Titian’s Assumption , Giovanni Bellini's Virgin and Child with Saints (also known as the Frari Madonna), Palma Giovane's Martyrdom of St Catherine ,two sculptures of John the Baptist, one by Donatello and the other by Sansovino.


    What’s Included:

    • 2-hour Guided Visit 
    • English speaking guide

    What’s Not Included:

    • Additional Gratuities (optional) 
    • Entrance fee to Frari Church (€ 2.50 per person)
    • Food & Beverages
    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"

    Good to know:

    • Please note that Frari Church is closed Sundays morning and Religious Holidays
    • Please note that all departure schedules and locations may change without prior notice. 
    • We reserve the right to change any Itinerary without prior notice
    • Complete details, including the confirmed departure point and time, are included on your Voucher

    Cancellation policy

    Full refund for cancellations received up to 10 days before the reserved date. No refund for cancellations received in the last 9 days prior to the reserved date.

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    Activity ID: 5377
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