• Hamn


  • Svårighetsnivå


  • Typ

    Sightseen, Passepartour, From 1 to 3 hours walking

  • Pris



  • Varaktighet i timmar


  • Utflyktskod


In a nutshell

Love stories and horror stories. Sometimes both together. Venice is a city of ghosts and legends and loves to surround things in mystery. Our guide will be waiting for you at Riva degli Schiavoni for a tour of the most mysterious places in the city called 'La Serenissima'.

Main stops
  • Giudecca Canal
  • Island of San Giorgio
  • Church of the Pietà and Pio Ospedale della Pietà
  • Calle degli Assassini, Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, Scuola Grande di San Marco and Calle delle Carrozze.

The programme
  • The first stop is the Church of the Pietà, where Antonio Vivaldi, known as the “Red Priest”, composed and taught music and singing to foundlings from the nearby orphanage: you'll discover the rest of the story when you're there.

  • The excursion continues among secret passages and ruins. Even today, entering Calle degli Assassini , the scene of some perfect crimes, can be disconcerting.

  • Campo San Giovanni e Paolo on the other hand is haunted by the beheaded body of Doge Marin Faliero, looking for the head he lost as a punishment for having dared to conspire against the city.

  • Look at that strange inscription on the façade of the Scuola Grande di San Marco, it represents a man with a turban and a heart in his left hand. There's a story behind it, and it doesn't have a happy ending.

  • In Calle delle Carrozze you may wonder: why is there a 'carriage street' in a city with no carriages? Yet more mysteries.

Good to know
  • This is one of the most popular excursions so book early.
  • The excursion is available both for guests in transit and for guests with a flight, train journey or transfer departing from Venice after 6.30 p.m.
  • The excursion program does not include any further transfer at the end of the excursion from the Cruise Terminal, neither to the railway station nor to any other destination.
  • Costa Cruises offers all tour guests a left luggage service inside the Cruise Terminal, where luggage can be delivered and collected until 5.00 p.m.