Venice Walking Tours
Art and Museum Tours

Your Own Italy offers you the opportunity to explore the most important and beautiful art in all Venice. All our Venice walking tours are private tours for your group only, accompanied by an expert, licensed, English-speaking guide. See details below and contact us for additional information and customization.
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 palace dedicated to 18th century Venice. Highlights include paintings by famous 18th century Venetian painters such as Pietro Longhi, Canaletto, and Francesco Guardi; a collection of Murano glass; and furnishings from an antique Venetian pharmacy, complete with majolica ceramic jars filled with 18th...

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 the lateral portals, scenes showing the history of the relics of Saint Mark. Within the Basilica, which is unique in the world for its 4,000 square meters of golden mosaics and marble floor inlays, your guide will introduce you to its many art treasures, including the magnificent high altar, or Pala d...

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 European avant-garde movements, attracting artists, collectors, and gallery owners form around the world. The permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of the Peggy Guggenheim collection, Punta della Dogana, and Palazzo Grassi are must-see stops for anyone interest in the latest trends in new...