Campo San Luca Tours
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Campo San Luca is a bustling square in the heart of Venice. Located midway between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, Campo San Luca’s central location makes it a popular meeting spot for locals and visitors alike, and a constant stream of visitors makes it a lively spot for people-watching.
Small town squares (campos) are found throughout the neighborhoods of Venice and are the center of local life in Italy. Each square has its own unique personality and charm, but they are all perfect spots to relax and enjoy a coffee or aperitivo (happy-hour drink) between sightseeing stints. Campo San Luca is home to an array of outdoor cafés, restaurants, and shops. It’s also a popular meeting spot to begin walking tours of Venice.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Campo San Luca’s central location makes it the perfect meeting spot for travelers.
- Enjoy lunch or a coffee at one of Campo San Luca’s popular cafés.
- Explore the most popular landmarks of Venice by booking a guided tour setting out from Campo San Luca.
How to Get There
Campo San Luca is located in the San Marco district of Venice, just a five-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal, and a 10-minute walk from St. Mark’s Square. Campo San Luca can easily be reached by taking via water bus (vaporetto) Lines 1 or 2 to the Rialto stop and making the short walk to the square.
When to Get There
Venice is busiest during summer, especially when annual festivals are in full swing. Plan to visit early in the morning to avoid crowds, or visit between November and March when prices are lower and tourists are fewer. Seating at outdoor cafés fills early during the summer months, so grab a table in the early afternoon to make sure you have a spot for Italy’s celebrated happy hour (aperitivo).
Attractions Near Campo San Luca
Campo San Luca is located in the San Marco neighborhood (sestiere), which boasts several of Venice’s most popular sights. The famed Rialto Bridge spans the Grand Canal and divides the districts of San Marco and San Polo. In addition, St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, La Fenice theater, and the Campanile (bell tower) are all within walking distance of Campo San Luca.
Address: San Marco District, Venice, Italy
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Campo San Luca
Explore the history and legends of St Mark’s Square on a 2-hour walking tour led by a local guide. Known as the cultural and political heart of Venice, the square is home to some of the city’s most dazzling landmarks and architecture, including Italo-Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica and Gothic Doge’s Palace. Upgrade to include a ride on a classic Venetian gondola after the tour — a must-do experience when visiting Venice!
Step back in time to the golden age of Italian opera with this guided tour of Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Learn the history and legends of this decadent Baroque opera house, which was once the heart of Venetian high society and hosted performances by masterful maestros like Verdi, Rossini and Bellini.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide as you discover Venetian history and highlights on this 2-hour walking tour. Wander through the charming backstreets and squares of the San Polo neighborhood, and step inside the spectacular Gothic Frari Church to admire masterpieces by Renaissance painters Titian and Bellini. Explore the city’s commercial heart with a visit to the open-air Rialto market, where Venetians have been buying fresh fish and fruit for centuries.
Step off the well-trodden path in Venice for a peek into the real life of the city. During this walking tour, your in-the-know guide will show you some of the hidden corners of this famous city and teach you about what life is like for locals. Headsets are included to hear your guide clearly.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Together we will discover the most beautiful corners of the magical city of Venice and its historic attractions. The tours are suitable for everyone as they consist of very relaxing walks with multiple stops at the monuments of interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Campo San Luca?
The best ways to experience Campo San Luca are:
- San Marco Walking Tour with Optional Gondola Ride Gondola Ride
- Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice
- Private Tour: Venice Rialto Market, San Polo and Frari Church Walking Tour
- Discover Venice: City Center Walking Tour
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