Venice Walking Tours

Will you be in Venice – with a free day? Your Own Italy will help make it a perfect day. We offer a range of tours focusing on history, art and culture as well as the possibility to develop a custom tour just for you.. Our Day Long Tours include private cars and drivers, English-speaking guides, and experiences designed to make our beautiful country Your Own Italy.

History Tours

Looking at Ponte degli Scalzi and Venetian buildings

Cannaregio is the northernmost "sestiere," or neighborhood, of Venice. A pleasant, relatively tranquil part of the city that is off the main tourist track, it nevertheless hosts imposing palaces, important churches, and enchanting canals and bridges. In it lived such famous Venetians as Tintoretto...

Museums and churches

View from the water of Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy

The collections in these museums is among Venice's greatest and range from Byzantine and Gothic paintings through Renaissance masters to the art of the 21st century. The marble facade of the Ca’ Rezzonico Museum faces the Grand Canal. Today this opulent Baroque palazzo houses a museum and historic...

View of Punta della Dogana's art center jutting out into the water in Venice

The city of Venice houses world-class art from the medieval period through the late 18th century. However, hidden within its labyrinth of alleys and canals there is also a rich contemporary art scene. With the first Biennale of 1895 the city opened itself to new trends of the Secession and later...

City Tours

Face of clock of San Giacometto Church at the Rialto Bridge in Venice

This introduction to Venice begins with a walk around St. Mark’s Square, also known as the "marble salon" for its many cafés and meeting places, where you can admire the outside of St. Mark’s Basilica, with its Byzantine mosaic renditions of scenes from the life of Christ and, in the lunettes of...

Piazza San Marco filled with visitors, flanked by arches of loggia

A visit to Venice should begin, as this one does, with a walk around St. Mark’s Square and a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica. Decorated on the outside with Byzantine mosaic renditions of scenes from the life of Christ and the history of the relics of Saint Mark, and on the inside with.4,000 square...

Boat Tours

Colorful buildings alongside a canal on the island of Burano in Venice

Board our cruiser Bora to escape the crowds and explore the most famous Venetian islands: Murano, renowned for its glassblowing; tiny and picturesque Burano, famous for its multi-colored buildings and handmade lace; and Torcello, established in the 5th century and the site of the first human...

Food and Wine

Detail of table with cheese, fruits and wine in Italy

Discover some “osterie” in the historical center of Venice, a city famous not only for its beautiful buildings, picturesque canals, and narrow streets, but for its fantastic regional cuisine and local wine! On this delightful 2.5 hour tour, you will taste your way through three different "enotecas...

Day Long Tours

Palladian style villa along the Brenta Canal in Venice, Italy

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to explore a region that for most of its history was an independent republic and didn't become part of Italy until the second half of the nineteenth century. The Republic of Venice began life at the close of the Roman Empire as an outpost of refugees fleeing...

Looking up at mosaics of the octagonal interior of Basilica San Vitale

Before reaching Ravenna, your guide will show you Chioggia, an old fishing city with the canals and bridges of Venice but without its palaces and crowds. Moving back in time, you will tour Pomposa Abbey, an important Benedictine spiritual center near Ferrara begun in the late 800s in a simple...

Official Capulet balcony on building in Verona, called 'Juliet balcony'

Vicenza and Verona are small cities, but between them is archeological, architectural, and artistic evidence of just about every significant period in Italy's history. In Vicenza, the first stop on this tour, the emphasis is on the elegant and extremely influential work of sixteenth century...