Secret gardens of Venice in the Dorsoduro district with Cichetti tasting

2 hr, 30 min

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Come with us to discover the hidden part of Venice: the secret gardens of noble palaces.

Don’t lose the chance to enjoy our special private guided tour: you will visit two of the most important palaces of the city, Nani Bernardo Palace  and Ca’ Zenobio Palace.

Our guide will accompany you in this amazing journey discovering the ancient aristocratic life, events and legends of the unknown Venice walking through these magical green areas.

At the...
Come with us to discover the hidden part of Venice: the secret gardens of noble palaces.

Don’t lose the chance to enjoy our special private guided tour: you will visit two of the most important palaces of the city, Nani Bernardo Palace  and Ca’ Zenobio Palace.

Our guide will accompany you in this amazing journey discovering the ancient aristocratic life, events and legends of the unknown Venice walking through these magical green areas.

At the end of the tour, you will have a tasting of  traditional venetian appetizers, Cichetti , the Venice’s answer to Spanish tapas.
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Itinerary Details

Step away from the tourist trail to discover two historical palaces and their gardens with our exclusive guided tour. Nani Bernardo Palace, one of the finest palaces in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal, was built in 1550 to designs by architect Alessandro Vittoria. The interiors have maintained the original period furnishings, recreating in the opulent rooms of the piano nobile the exclusive atmosphere reserved to the Venetian aristocracy. 

About two centuries ago, the garden of the palace was born as an Italian style garden and until today remains as one of the less known and yet most particular gardens in Venice. It adorned with longeval trees and wonderful flowers, some of which imported from the Far East. It was indeed Marco Polo who first brought to Venice a rarity: a Chinese wisteria.

The second stop will be at Palace Ca’ Zenobio, originally built in the gotic style, belongs to Zenobio...
Step away from the tourist trail to discover two historical palaces and their gardens with our exclusive guided tour. Nani Bernardo Palace, one of the finest palaces in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal, was built in 1550 to designs by architect Alessandro Vittoria. The interiors have maintained the original period furnishings, recreating in the opulent rooms of the piano nobile the exclusive atmosphere reserved to the Venetian aristocracy. 

About two centuries ago, the garden of the palace was born as an Italian style garden and until today remains as one of the less known and yet most particular gardens in Venice. It adorned with longeval trees and wonderful flowers, some of which imported from the Far East. It was indeed Marco Polo who first brought to Venice a rarity: a Chinese wisteria.

The second stop will be at Palace Ca’ Zenobio, originally built in the gotic style, belongs to Zenobio family from Verona. The family acquired the palace in 1664 and did some renovations. The luxurious furnishings with frescos, magnificent stucco works, mirrors and portraits are some of the most representative of 18th century Venice grandeur. This palace became very famous thanks to the singer Madonna who chose it as location of her videoclip “Like a Virgin". The Zenobio Palace has an impressive garden created in a French style, a very rarity in Venice. Our guide will show you the hidden corners of the city walking along the elegant avenues of heaven of peace protected by their old walls.

At the end of the tour, you will taste the traditional Venetian appetizers, Cichetti. They are small snacks, similar in concept to Spanish tapas,  to eat standing at the counter of the bar as locals do! Venetians typically eat cicchetti in the "bàcari" (cicchetti bars or osterie) in the late morning, for lunch, or as afternoon snacks. There is a great variety of cichetti, they can range from sandwich with salami to bite-sized bits of baccalà (cod puree). Don't lose the chance to live this special moment to have a real full immersion in the venetian life!

Important Details

Included
  • Private tour
  • Food tasting (4 cichetti per person)
  • Professional guide
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Departure Point
City of Venice, City of Venice, Veneto
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.