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 6, 2021

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

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!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 21, 2021

Our tour with René was, simply put, great. Not only we toured for almost 4 hrs instead of the scheduled 2, he is a true Venice and history enthusiast and was able to put a lot of details you’ll see in Venice into context. He gave us as well some great tips for local restaurants. Would definitely recommend to anyone.


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