Discover Venice with a professional historian

Private walking tours for small groups

Discover the lesser known history of Venice

Venice is steeped in history like few other places, and yet much pass unnoticed.

History Walks Venice will help you notice some of this.

Hidden History

Depiction of 16th century gondolas on an alter at Santa Giustina in Venice

A walk around Venice, exploring the many messages from Venice of yore, often hidden in plain view.

Plague Island

Drawings on the walls on Lazzaretto Nuovo island, from the 16th century

A guided visit to the island Lazzaretto Nuovo, where quarantine was invented to fight the Black Death.

Venetian Boats

Oar maker Saverio Pastor working on an oar in his workshop

A walk between shipyards, oar makers and model shops, looking at boats and talking about traditions.

What others said

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

I’m not big on “tours,” so René’s hidden history experience was a perfect way for me to learn about Venice without the crowds. We started with a brief historical overview for context, then he led me through the city pointing out details from ancient graffiti to architectural oddities and sharing the incredible stories behind each one. I would fully recommend this experience for anyone who hates to wait in line for big church tours but is interested in learning about their surroundings.

Lisa
Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2021

Loved our tour with René! He’s super knowledgeable and passionate about Venice.

Naomi
Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2021

Rene truly knows Venice like nobody else. He will tell you a fascinating story of every corner, every street, every square, adding a bunch of interesting anecdotes to make a story alive. 2 hours passed in a heartbeat. I truly recommend this experience!

Natalia

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