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L'altra Venezia

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Address: Fondamenta Santa Lucia, 30121, Italy
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+39 327 256 5008

Tour operator specialized in unconventional tours in Venice.Our proposals...

Tour operator specialized in unconventional tours in Venice.Our proposals are organized into:- Walking Tours: a) by area (off the beaten track of the mass of tourists); b) thematic (Music in Venice, History of the Venetian cuisine, Photography Tour, Theatrical tours, Venetian Craftsmen, Contemporary Art, Woman in Venice: the painters); c) classic (Doge's Palace, Basilica of San Marco and other important churches and museums)- Boat Tours: a) Tour along the Venice's canals; b) Lagoon tours; c) Ecology-tours by boat with electric motor; d) Murano exclusive; e) Gondola bollicine- Gourmet experiences: a) Dinners in private homes; b) Venetian cooking class; c) Bacaro Tour; d) Wine tasting- Activities: a) Venetian rowing lesson b) Shopping tour- Accommodations: three different kind of apartments

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A most romantic afternoon.

We got Walter to organise a symbolic wedding ceremony as part of a 3 hour guided tour of Venice. We started off on foot for an hour in Rialto with our wonderful guide Elisabetta... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015

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12 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

We got Walter to organise a symbolic wedding ceremony as part of a 3 hour guided tour of Venice. We started off on foot for an hour in Rialto with our wonderful guide Elisabetta and made our way to a taxi boat that was waiting to take us to the island of San Servolo. In a quiet garden there our... More 

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Walter introduced us to the basics of rowing a Gondola. After half an hour or so practicing in a safe place with lots of room to make mistakes, we 'got' the movement and went 'downtown'. Walter helped us row through many lovely canals. Venice is beautiful. Being able to row ourselves at our own pace intensified the experience. And for... More 

1 Thank Francine B
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

We booked this service from Walter for my parents who had never been to Venice before. They were scared to go because my mom cannot move around on her own and it seemed that Venice was not made for people in wheelchairs. Walter made their dream come true. We had a specially-equipped boat which brought us to San Marco. We... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Calle delle Botteghe and Salizada San Samuele deserve more mentions for the discerning shopper: Caigo de la Mar is run by a veteran fashionista and her husband and show-cases Cire Trudon, Fornasetti and very beautiful, individual lamps and home-decor items. Worth a wander down this side of Venice. Also for the art galleries.

1 Thank CEAMilan
Milan, Italy
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

My friend and I were in Venice last weekend and when a mutual friend suggested a rowing lesson, we were really keen to see what this entailed. We had both been to Venice before and so we were excited to see 'L'altra Venezia' and experience something a little different. We were not disappointed, Walter took us for a rowing lesson... More 

2 Thank Annasmusings
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

My girlfriend is doing a Phd on Italian history of art, and wanted to avoid the turisitic clichès and experience a tour for better feeling and understanding the authentic culture and history of this incredible, mysterious, astonishing city. I have been several times in Venice and thought I'd have been a fantastic "Cicero". She insisted to book a tour with... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

What a great evening we have in Patrizia and Adriano's home (organised by Walter at L'Altra Venezia). Andrea was also brilliant as he accompanied us to help with the translation - our Italian is almost non-existent - and we had such a friendly welcome and such fun with our hosts. Patrizia got us to help with the food preparation and... More 

Thank Pete_Epsom
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2015

I spent my honeymoon in Venice. What a lovely city!!!! To be honest everything won't be the same without our friendly tour guide Walter. This guy is just amazing. He knows Venezia very well and was doing his job with passion. I appreciated that tour more because now, I know that fantastic city's history. My wife and I will always... More 

Thank Micheal s
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2015

I tagged along with a friend who Walter is teaching to row: it was a wonderful experience. We met him near the arsenal and he rowed us into a sheltered basin: a sunny January day where we practiced manoevered his boat with various levels of skill. He's a great teacher, good company and to be on the water in Venice... More 

Thank L S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2014

We spent 3 hours with Andrea and it seemed like barely 20 minutes. The time flew by as we learned about the architecture of the buildings, how the city was built, the secrets of some very obscure art treasures and a great walk through this amazing city. Thank you Walter and Andrea. You gave us one wonderful day.

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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