Venice Day Tour from Tuscany and Umbria
Sightseeing day tour of Venice with private limousine service and English speaking driver from all Tuscany and Umbria.
Private daytrip of Venice with transportation with private car service from Florence, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Pienza, Chianti, Arezzo, Assisi, Perugia and from all Tuscany and Umbria.
- Private daytrip in Venice from Tuscany with private English speaking driver and transportation
- Learn all about Venice with a friendly, private English-speaking guide
- The best of Venice with its unique history strolling the city center and visiting the Grand Canal, Saint Mark’s Square, the Ducal Palace, Rialto Bridge, and the Arsenal
- View the beautiful art and architecture of Venice and enjoy amazing view of its channels and of the lagoon
Discover the most romantic city of the word with a private one day tour of Venice from Florence, Siena and all Tuscany and Umbria with a private car service and English speaking driver.
Venice: a city of amazing beauty, unique in its particularity, with a great artistic and cultural heritage; a perfect harmony between its fundamental elements, the sky, earth and sea, with the union of the human work, able to give to humanity an incomparable and extraordinary treasure.
The buildings and urban environments along the Grand Canal, Saint Mark’s Square, symbol of Venice, with its bell tower and the Romanesque Saint Mark Cathedral, the Ducal Palace, emblem of the power of the republic of Venice, the Rialto Bridge, and the Bridge of Sighs, the Arsenal, hub of its past naval power, the famous historic cafe’s, the wonderful views of the narrow streets, of the canals crossed by Gondolas, and of the lagoon, the elegance and refinement of urban contexts, and the poignant languor of its magical atmosphere.
All of this in a your private tour of Venice from Tuscany and Umbria which will allow you to discover the beauty of this city, considered to be one of the most fascinating and romantic cities in the world.
Departure available from:
- The sightseeing day tour of Venice is a private tour available from all Tuscany and Umbria: Florence, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, San Gimignano, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio.
- approximately 10/12 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Local tour guide for a walking tour (on request)
- Private water taxi transportation in Venice (on request)
Venice: Although the lagoon islands were inhabited since prehistoric times, the first real settlements and the first real urbanization occurred in the V Century AD, as a result of the barbarian invasion that led to the collapse of the Roman Empire. In fact, the inland population, just to get away and escape the depredations of the invasion of the Huns of Attila and of the Lombards, took refuge on the islands of the lagoon (Riva Alta – Rialto) and gave birth to the first urban context of the city of Venice. It became an independent republic, ruled by the Doge (head of government), and for its strategic position and close relations with the East and Constantinople, in the following centuries, the city passed from being a forgotten town of the province, to the secure ruler of the seas and commercial routes. Thanks, in fact, to a dynamic and enterprising merchant class, a fleet of highly advanced military, to trade relations between the Middle and Far East, Venice secured the domain both directly and indirectly throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, and especially the full control of the trade routes with the East. With Amalfi, Pisa and Genoa, it is one of the four maritime republics which hold the control of commerce, both with the East and Northern Europe. From the XII – XVI Centuries the city experienced its golden era of extraordinary commercial and military power, capable of winning a crusade virtually alone. The determining factor, and the beginning of the decline of Venice was definitely the discovery of America, ironically by the Genoese Christopher Columbus (Genoa was the true maritime rival). The opening of new trade routes over the Atlantic limit weakened the naval supremacy of the Venetian Republic, who in the XVII and XVIII Centuries, although a refined European cultural centre with considerable influence on the arts, it entered in to a deep crisis which later brought it, after more than one thousand years of independence, to lose its autonomy in 1797 , in favour of Napoleon Bonaparte. Passing under the control of the Habsburgs of Austria, with the plebiscite of 1866 it entered to become part of the Kingdom of Italy. During the First World War, under the threat of an Austrian re-conquest, the city was heavily defended by the Italian army, with the battle of Piave, in which the American writer, Ernest Hemingway, participated. One of the most famous Venetians is Marco Polo, author of The Million, written by him in the Middle Ages after a trip to the Far East. Remember that Venice is home to the Biennale (International Exhibition of Art) and to the Venice Film Festival.
Do note miss! Saint Mark’s square, Cathedral, Rialto bridge, bridge of Sighs, Ducal Palace, Grand Canal, Arsenal, Lido.