- St Mark’s Square with its symbolic animals: lions, dragons and horses
- Navigation along the Venice canals
- Exploration off the beaten track
- Top quality gelato
- This tour lasts three hours and costs 410 euros up to six people (not per person), with transportation included (one hour by private water taxi)
- Only private parties. For larger parties send us an email!
- Entrance fees per person: S. Mark’s Basilica 3 euro (from April 1st through November 2nd)
VENICE FOR CHILDREN: LIONS, DRAGONS, BOATS AND… GELATO!
VENICE FOR CHILDREN – The history of Venice is so fantastic and the city so incredible that touring it cannot be boring!
During the Middle Ages it was, together with Genoa, Pisa & Amalfi, one of the Four Maritime Republics, that made their glory and money by ship-building, trading deluxe goods in the Mediterranean Sea, and conquering territories in far away lands. Sailormen, merchants, shipbuilders and warriors…
Venice is the city where Marco Polo, one of the most famous explorers was born in 1254. It is the city where Casanova was born, one of the greatest adventurers of the 18th century. It also gave birth to Antonio Vivaldi, the celebrated composer of hundred of concerts, whose music is still successfully played today!
A city with no cars, no traffic lights, were even ambulances and firemen move around by boat. Exploring its narrow alleyways, taking pictures of its meandering canals, learning about legendary Venetians, such as Marco Polo and Casanova will be part of the adventure.
Quite obviously Venice for Children begins with a visit to St Mark’s Square – as it is from here that the city was ruled. The architectures are quite surprising, as they mix exotic Middle Eastern domes and Moorish arches with more classic Roman statues and styles.
What immediately catches your eye is the number of symbolic animals and flying creatures, frequently painted in gold, or gold and blue, that enrich the already super fancy architectures.
Flying lions everywhere? A warrior killing an alligator? Horses galloping in the air? Your guide will help to make sense of all this…
The Winged Lion is the symbol of St Mark, who’s supposed to be buried inside the Church. He was brought to Venice 1,200 years ago by two Venetian merchants who stole the body in Egypt and covered it under pork meat!
The 4 Golden Horses stood once on the triumphal Arch of a Roman Emperor, but then Rome fell and they were sent to Constantinople, then Constantinople fell and they were brought to Venice. And then Napoleon came…! It’s a long, fascinating story.