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Marco Polo's Home (Casa di Marco Polo) Tours

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Marco Polo's Home (Casa di Marco Polo)
In a quiet corner of Venice ,the Venetian palace (palazzo) believed to be explorer Marco Polo’s former residence is easy to miss. Stop by Corte Seconda del Milion, a square named for Marco Polo's travel memoirs, Il Milione, to honor Italy's most famous adventurer while visiting the Floating City.
 
The Basics
Marco Polo's Home (Casa di Marco Polo), near San Giovanni Crisostomo Church and behind Teatro Malibran, isn’t open to the public, but there’s a small marble plaque on the wall commemorating its importance. The house, which faces a small triangular patch of sidewalk next to a canal in the Corte Seconda del Milion, can be quite difficult to find. Walk through a passageway (sottoportego) that cuts through what would be a building’s ground floor to reach it.
 
Marco Polo's House is best visited as part of a Venice walking tour or guided tour of nearby highlights, including Piazza San Marco and St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, and the Rialto Bridge. The building is set on one of Venice's quiet internal canals not far from the Grand Canal, so it can also be seen during a gondola ride through the city. Being near to the Rialto market, it’s an easy stop on Venice street food tours that include a walk through the market stalls and surrounding neighborhood.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • If exploring Venice on a walking tour, wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.
  • The sidewalk facing the palace is accessible to wheelchairs, if approaching from the Cannaregio side; from the Castello side, there is a small bridge with stairs to cross the canal.
  • Though you can’t tour inside the palace, its facade and surrounding neighborhood are particularly picturesque, so be sure to bring your camera.
  • This is a memorable stop for history buffs.
 
How to Get There
Marco Polo's House is located on Calle Scaleta, on the border between the Castello and Cannaregio neighborhoods. Reach the building on foot from St. Mark's Square or the Rialto Bridge, or by water taxi from the Grand Canal.
 
When to Get There
Marco Polo’ house is one of Venice's quieter sights, located in a sleepy quarter of the city center. If you need a respite from the crowds during busy midday hours, this is a good spot to choose.
 
The Marco Polo House Plaque
The plaque marking is in Italian; the English translation reads: “Here was once the home of Marco Polo, who traveled to the furthest reaches of Asia and described his journeys. Placed by city decree in 1881.”
Address: Corte Prima del Milion, Venice 30100, Italy
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Explore the hidden corners of Venice on this walking tour and benefit from local knowledge. Stroll with a small group to the city square of Campo Santa Margherita, see the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Then cross the Rialto Bridge and walk past the Marco Polo House to St. Mark's Square. Upgrade for a private tour.
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Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

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First time in Venice? Maximize your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people ensuring a personalized experience.
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Welcome to Venice Small Group or Private Tour: Basilica San Marco & Gondola Ride

Welcome to Venice Small Group or Private Tour: Basilica San Marco & Gondola Ride

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Experience quintessential Venice on this walking tour, including a memorable gondola ride. See iconic landmarks like the Rialto Bridge and the House of Marco Polo; get a taste of local life at the Rialto Fish Market and explore historic neighborhoods like Cannaregio. Then, admire the palatial architecture of St. Mark’s Square, enter the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica and soak up the scenery on a romantic gondola cruise. This small-group tour is limited for a personalized experience.
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

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Get exclusive, skip-the-line access to the very best of Venice on a private, 6-hour walking and gondola tour of the city. Learn about Venetian art and culture as you trace a route from Piazza San Marco to the elaborate Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Discover the remarkable architecture and history of the Basilica San Marco, and continue through a series of churches, landmarks and picture-perfect highlights. Finish the day in true Venice style with a private gondola ride through the iconic canals of Venice.
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

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Venice is full of historic landmarks and romantic views but it can be a challenge to get younger children excited about sightseeing. This private tour is specially designed for families, so you can visit sights such as Campo San Bartolomeo, the Marco Polo house, and the Rialto Bridge, and keep the kids amused with entertaining commentary and fun activities.
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Venice Street Food Tour with Local Guide with Local Food Market Visit

Venice Street Food Tour with Local Guide with Local Food Market Visit

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Taste your way through the canal city on a street food tour of Venice. Walk through gorgeous squares, see impressive churches, and visit the bustling Rialto Market. See Campo Santa Margherita, the Grand Canal, Basilica dei Frari, San Polo, and much more. Savor Venetian specialties like cicchetti, buranelli, tramezzini, and tiramisu.
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Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

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Enjoy a real taste of Venice on a tantalizing lunchtime tour of the Rialto Market and discover the city’s impressive culinary credentials. Follow your guide on a tour of Venice’s foodie hotspots, browse the fresh produce at the city’s famous markets, and tuck into traditional cicchetti (Venetian tapas) at a local inn. Finally, sample fine regional wines and prosecco at the city’s legendary Bacari bars, then leave armed with plenty of recommendations for where to shop and dine in the city.
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Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour

Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour

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Explore Venice’s lesser-known artistic and architectural treasures on this 2-hour private walking tour. Your local guide will lead you through a labyrinth of narrow backstreets to discover fascinating churches, squares and other landmarks that lie off the beaten path. Learn the history of these sites and admire their stunning artistic elements while you enjoy the personalized experience of a private tour.
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4-Hour Venice Walking tour with Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica

4-Hour Venice Walking tour with Skip the line Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica

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Saint Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace are two landmarks rarely left off any Venice Itinerary, but their popularity means that visitors often spend more time queuing outside than exploring inside. Visit both on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line entrance and a walking tour of romantic Venice.
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Byzantine Venice Walking tour with Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica

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No visit to Venice is complete without a tour of the awe-inspiring architecture of St Mark’s Square. Escape the crowds and discover highlights of Venetian history with a guided, small-group walking tour. Explore the magnificent Doge’s Palace and photogenic bell tower, and skip the front of the queue to see the dazzling gilded interior of St Mark’s Basilica.
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Ghosts of Venice - Discovering the unknown

Ghosts of Venice - Discovering the unknown

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After the sun has set and the tourist crowds have departed, the mysterious side of Venice becomes apparent. Discover the myths and hauntings surrounding the popular city on a 90-minute ghost tour. Follow your guide through deserted squares, down quiet alleyways, and into the past. Learn about local legends, unexplained events, and of course, ghost stories that have been passed down through generations.
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Venice Street Food Tour with a Native & Top Rated Expert

Venice Street Food Tour with a Native & Top Rated Expert

Explore the City of Canals in the best way possible, in this Venezia street food tour, you will walk through the to must-see sights as well as diving into the Venetian cuisine. The tour begins in the morning at the Church of San Salvador, where you will meet the expert local professional guide. A stone-throw away is the world-famous Rialto Bridge. This bridge, first constructed in 12th century, spans the Grand Canal and is the true heart of Venice. Next, follows a trip to Campo San Polo. The tour continues towards tasting the culture by way of local food in an authentic Venetian Bacari. These small bars offer the best cicchetti in Venice. Please do inform us at the time of booking of any specific food requests, we will be happy to organize and accommodate such requests. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available. Whilst food is included, please note that this tour does not include beverages
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Sightseeing Fun in Venice for Kids & Families w/Local Guide!

Sightseeing Fun in Venice for Kids & Families w/Local Guide!

Discover the unique beauty of Venice on this kid-friendly 2.5-hour walking tour. Let your guide entertain the kids with a fun treasure hunt that will allow them to learn about the sights and the history of the city, while you sit back and enjoy the ride. The small group tour starts at the spectacular Rialto Bridge and from here the journey begins. Venice is like making your way through a maze with narrow streets that all seem to look alike, over picturesque bridges, with something wonderful to see around every corner. It's sure to be a highlight for the kids. On the walk you'll visit the Rialto Market to tickle your appetite, see the statue of Goldoni in Campo San Bartolomeo, the ‘drawing room of Europe’, St Mark’s Square, the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge's Palace and see where Marco Polo once lived. This tour is ideal for young learners and curious explorers who are keen to know more about Venice and who love to hear fascinating stories.
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Venice Street Food and Sightseeing Small Group Tour with a Native Guide

Venice Street Food and Sightseeing Small Group Tour with a Native Guide

Be welcomed by your professional local guide in Campo San Bartolo and get ready to start an amazing journey through the taste and the smells of the Venetian culinary tradition. Visit the typical baccari, try many and different cicchetti, local cheese, the bunarelli, and don’t forget to save room for the dessert! While enjoying the pleasant walk, you will also pass by the Basilica dei Frari, Campo Santa Margherita, San Polo, cross the Grand Canal and end your tour by the Rialto Market. This is the perfect experience to get acquainted to Venice, so take advantage of your live guide to ask for tips and info about the magnificent city on the Lagoon. Lactose- and gluten-free options are also available. Please, inform us at time of booking about your food allergies and restrictions.
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Venice Rialto Market Food Delicacies and Sightseeing Tour with a Native Guide

Venice Rialto Market Food Delicacies and Sightseeing Tour with a Native Guide

Be welcomed by your guide in Campo San Giacomo di Rialto and live a unique experience across Venice. You won’t only stop by bacari – the Venetian typical bar – and restaurants to have cicchetti, try delicious local dishes and taste glasses of wine, but – bridge by bridge - you will also enjoy a pleasant walk through the city. Follow your guide’s lead and visit the Mercato di Rialto, one of the most famous open-air markets in the city. Cross the Rialto bridge, pass by Campo San Bartolomeo and reach the Canal Grande. Step by step, your guide will provide you info about the city and the local food culture. While enjoying the pleasant walk, you will also have the chance to take pictures on the most scenographic spots of the city. Capture the atmosphere and keep the memory of this everlasting moment. This food tour is an experience you won’t surely regret! Gluten- and Lactose- free options are available. Please, provide us info about food allergies and restrictions at time of booking.
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Venice minor and the masks

Venice minor and the masks

The visit will allow you to discover a "minor" Venice, but splendid in its characteristic corners of the Castello district and to see some typical activities such as one of the most original existing bookstores and a craftsman who makes masks by hand.
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Kid-Friendly Venice Walking Tour inc. St Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge and more!

Kid-Friendly Venice Walking Tour inc. St Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge and more!

Discover spectacular Venice on this kid-friendly 2.5-hour walking tour! City sightseeing never has been so much fun with bridges, canals, gondolas and something special behind every corner. Kids will be entertained with a treasure hunt and activities to help them learn about this unique destination. Meet your guide at the beautiful Rialto Bridge, take a walk over it and learn about its history, visit the Rialto market to see the colorful display of fruits, vegetables and other delights, stumble across small squares, soak up the atmosphere of the local life and see where the famous world explorer Marco Polo once lived before arriving to the elegant St Mark's Square. Here stand in awe as you take in the beauty of the Basilica, the bell tower, Doge's Palace and the long line of palaces that surround three sides of the piazza. Your local guide will share the history of each landmark and answer your questions along the way. It's hard not to fall in love with the city of canals.
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Venice with a Local: Small Group City Center Walking Tour

Venice with a Local: Small Group City Center Walking Tour

Venice is a beautiful city “built on the water" as it is located in a lagoon. Walk among the alleys and characteristic bridges and explore the many beauties of this city such as the wonderful “Piazza San Marco”, the most important square of Venice with its marvellous basilica. Enjoy the view of the Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge and look the houses reflected in and then, resume your walk, discover the house of Marco Polo and Campo Santa Margherita, full of cafés and the crowd of young people. The city still has other wonders to show, it's time to visit the beautiful and medevial Basilica of Saints John and Paul, located in the homonymous “campo” (so are called most of the squares in Venice). Finally, a walk to reach the church of San Pantalon, whose origins are quite mysterious, could not be missed! At the end of this tour, you will know how to orient yourself and enjoy your stay in Venice.
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Food Tour of Venice through Rialto District with a Local

Food Tour of Venice through Rialto District with a Local

Venice is famous for being the so-called floating city, but it also offers many delicious foods. Take the opportunity to explore not only the city but also the flavors of this land, glaze of many delights such as the “tiramisu”, a delicious pastry infused with coffee and mascarpone cream. Exploring the city with a local guide, you will visit the heart of Venice walking along the beautiful squares of Campo San Giacomo, Campo San Bartolomeo and Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo with its fascinating medieval church. Cross the Rialto Bridge and admire the marvellous view of the Grand Canal and the “gondole” that navigate it. This beautiful route will be enriched by tasting of excellent foods such as olives from Lake Garda, cow cheese from Asiago, Polenta chunks with marinated seafood, some exquisite cuttlefish, stockfish, all paired with a delicious local wine. After this experience you will have delicious memories of this fantastic city.
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Venice like a Local: Walking and Street Food Tour

Venice like a Local: Walking and Street Food Tour

Venice is one of the most fascinating cities of Italy, where people move thanks to vaporetti ( steamboats) and bridges that cross the canals. Explore this wonderful town with a local guide who will make you discover the city and its stories, tasting also some delicious street food. Walk through the ancient market of the Rialto district, where you will find fresh and local products, breathing the true Venetian popular atmosphere. Enjoy the view of the Grand Canal from the Rialto bridge before leaving this wonderful neighbourhood. Then, walking through the alleys of the city, you will pass by what was once the home of Marco Polo. Admire the beautiful Campo Santa Margherita square and delight your palate with typical Venetian foods such as some cheeses, buranelli (delicious biscuits with butter and almonds), cicchetti (local appetizers), desserts and much more. The perfect experience to fill the heart and stomach!
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Guided Tour of Venice City Highlights for Kids & Families

Guided Tour of Venice City Highlights for Kids & Families

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This 2.5-hour walking tour is tailored to families who want to discover Venice's highlights, hear as much as possible about the history of the city and have fun at the same time! This small-group tour is the perfect opportunity to explore the main attractions of such a wonderful city with an expert, local guide! On your itinerary, you will find famous places like Rialto Bridge, Campo San Bartolomeo, Marco Polo’s house and St. Mark's Square. With our kid-friendly guide, your children can become interested in the Venetian culture and, of course, they will have fun!
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Venice Highlights Treasure Hunt for Kids & Families

Venice Highlights Treasure Hunt for Kids & Families

Take this 2,5-hour scavenger hunt of you want to enjoy your first introduction about the city of Venice. You will share your family friendly guide with other children and parents (no more than 12 people in the group) so that the fun will double! Your kids will be 100% entertained with games, trivia and treasure hunts! You will not miss: Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's square and much more.
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families w/ Local Guide

Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families w/ Local Guide

Get the most out of your trip to Venice on this 2.5-hour walking tour tailored to kids and families. Expect to see the highlights, some hidden gems and enjoy tailor-made games and activities, including a treasure hunt for the kids to make the overall experience more fun! Meet your guide at the stunning Rialto Bridge and the adventures begin! Listen to your kid-friendly guide as they share the history and point out the major landmarks on your colorful tour. From the Rialto market to the quaint square, Campo San Bartolomeo then on to the most famous square in Italy, Piazza San Marco. Here you can marvel at St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, the Bell Tower and the magnificent palaces that line the three sides. Make a stop at Marco Polo's house, the world explorer with a fascinating story that will engage the kids and help them for future history classes. With so much to see along the way including canals, bridges, monuments, squares, cafes and more. Venice is a true breath of fresh air.
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Venice like a Local: Terrific Food Walking Tour to Rialto District & Grand Canal

Venice like a Local: Terrific Food Walking Tour to Rialto District & Grand Canal

Once in Venice you cannot miss this food tour that also includes the local food market of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. With your local English-speaking guide you will start a culinary journey in the heart of Venice. Taste some of the most delicious dishes that include: olives from Lake Garda, cow cheese from Asiago, Polenta chunks with marinated seafood, some exquisite cuttlefish, stockfish and so much more! All the exquisite dishes will be combined with a local wine that will compliment the flavours and your taste buds! Walk by the magnificent Rialto Bridge, Campo San Bartolomeo, Marco Polo’s House and the Grand Canal like a true Venetian! Italy’s most famous dessert was invented in Venice and is called Tiramisù, a delicious pastry infused with coffee and mascarpone cream. Please note that the Rialto Market is closed on Sundays, on Mondays and on public holidays
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