Discovering two important districts in Venice
The Venice guided tours of Dorsoduro and San Polo go through the elegant and quiet Districts of the city. We start from the architectural masterpiece of the seventeenth century, the church of Santa Maria della Salute, which was built ex-voto for the end of the plague in 1630 and where even today on the 21st of November, the Venetians come to celebrate the event and ask for protection to the Virgin. A few steps away is located the building of the old Dogana del Mare from which you can embrace the whole basin of St. Mark’s, one of the most beautiful views of Venice.
Entering the Sestiere (District) we pass near Peggy Guggenheim Museum, extraordinary image of collecting in the last century of which we remember the life and the reasons for her stay in the city. We reach then foundations of Zattere to observe the largest canal in Veniceto tell you about the Giudecca. Once upon a time, this place was full of palaces, gardens and convents, becoming later the seat of the first industries including the huge seat of the Mulino Stucky.
Cà Rezzonico with our Venice guided tours
View of the garden and ground floor of Cà Rezzonico to talk about the ancient Venetian noble families and their expensive lifestyle. After crossing Campo Santa Margherita, a large and lively gathering of university students, we find the most rich decorated buildings in the city, the school of San Rocco, seat of the richest venetian confraternity and one of the few still on duty.
We conclude this Venice guided tours with a visit to the Franciscan Basilica Dei Frari, the building that best witnesses the link between the great noble families and religious orders and the extraordinary artists who commissioned some of the works which you admire: altarpieces Tiziano and Bellini.