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Take a course on mask making from a master artisan in Venice, and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. You can choose from a production class or a decoration class, or you can even take both. In the production class, learn how to make your own papier-mâché mask, and in the decoration class, you can paint or use materials to decorate your mask. No matter which option you choose, you get to bring home your creation—just in time for Carnival.
Explore top landmarks in Venice with a private guide during this half-day tour. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and visit city highlights including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and Doge’s Palace. See a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano and climb aboard a gondola for a private ride.
Swap the schedules and historical focus of conventional tours for a private walking tour of Venice with a local who’ll show you the city like a friend. Tell them what you fancy doing, and enjoy a personalized tour enriched by their grassroots knowledge. Explore often-overlooked neighborhoods; discover sights and eateries favored by locals; and get transport and cultural pointers to help ensure you get the most from your visit.
Get an inside peek into the world-famous glassblowing factories of Murano on a 2-hour escorted tour. Meet your guide in central Venice, and ride a water bus across the Venetian Lagoon to the colorful island of Murano. Get a private glassmaking demonstration from a master craftsman, and enjoy time to browse the factory showroom featuring finished works of art. Finally, attend your choice of hands-on workshop to create a take-home piece of jewelry or mosaic using authentic Murano glass.
Learn the secret to making great pasta during a private cooking class in Venice, taught by a “cesarina,” or home cook. Follow three regional recipes and discover tricks of the trade. Each participant is equipped with utensils and ingredients at a personal workstation during the 3-hour lesson. You’ll prepare authentic Italian pastas, then taste each delicious dish, accompanied by a selection of local wine.
Kayak through the historic canals of Venice on this eco-adventure tour. Following your expert kayaking guide, paddle through the canals that are known as the arteries of Venice. Learn about the history and culture of the Italian city through your guides' commentary while getting a unique aquatic perspective. Participants of all levels are welcome; no kayaking experience is necessary. Instruction and use of all equipment is included.
Venetian masks have a long and storied history: during the republic’s heyday, they were used to conceal the identities of residents who engaged in decadent activities. In their masks, peasants and noblemen were equal. Make your own Venetian mask (yours to keep), adorned with sequins, ribbons, and other fineries, under the tutelage of a local artist. All materials are provided.
See a different side of Venice with this off the beaten path walking tour, including the Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio. Follow your private guide to these two lesser-known neighborhoods away from the city center crowds. Learn about the area’s history and hear stories about how Venetians live today. This private tour can be customized according to your interests.
Most tours only visit Venice’s historic Jewish district in passing, but this specialized guided walk takes you to the heart of Cannaregio and the Jewish Ghetto. Discover hidden corners of the city and little-known palaces and bridges, and listen to an overview of Jewish culture and traditions in Italy. The tour conveniently ends in the neighborhood, so you can opt to visit the museum and synagogue on your own.
Spend an unforgettable day at port with this completely private shore excursion in Venice including a city tour and romantic gondola ride along the city famous canals. Skip the line at the magnificent St. Mark's Cathedral, where you'll admire the glittering Palo d’Oro, and take a tour through centuries of Venetian history and intrigue at the Doge’s Palace. Round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal make for a seamless, stress-free experience.
Discover the authentic flavor of Venice during a private cooking lesson and dinner with a Cesarine, a member of an exclusive network of local cooks who are preserving Italy’s culinary heritage. Get a taste of true Italian hospitality inside your host’s private home, and help prepare a 4-course menu of Venetian specialties using time-honored recipes. Sit down to share the homemade meal family style, along with wine from the Veneto region, for a meal you won't find it any restaurant.
Want to entertain your friends and family in your home away from home?Cesarine is your perfect solution; our expert local home cooks will come to your accommodation to create an authentic culinary experience you'll never forget. Put your feet up and relax with your loved ones while our Cesarina takes care of everything for you (clean up included!).
Enjoy an aperitivo with sparkling wine and nibbles followed by a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars).
How does it work? After you have booked the experience we will contact you asking for the address of your accommodation and any specific requests or preferences including timings. We will then match you with the perfect local home cook from our world-famous network.
Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities.
When planning a cruise stop in Venice, spend an unforgettable day in one of the world’s most romantic maritime cities with a private shore excursion. After meeting a local tour escort at the cruise terminal, travel in a private boat to the political and cultural heart of Venice, St. Mark’s Square. Skip the long entrance queues with priority access to spectacular St Mark’s Basilica and the Gothic Doge’s Palace, and then enjoy a quintessential Venetian experience with a private 30-minute gondola ride through the city’s famed canals.
Immerse yourself in a private Italian lesson with aperitivo followed by a dining experience at a Cesarina's home.
Learn Italian with a professional teacher at the Cesarina's home and sip an Italian aperitivo.
Enjoy an exclusive show cooking at the Cesarina's home. Taste authentic Venetian recipes passed down by real Italian Mammas. 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from Veneto ncellars and coffee).
At the end of the experience, take your souvenir back home: the official Cesarine apron, shopping bag and student book.
Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Visit traditional food shops at a local market and taste authentic Venetian recipes, treasured and passed down through generations in family cookbooks. During this private dining experience at the home of a “cesarina,” or home cook, you’ll share a 4-course menu and experience the warmth of Italian hospitality. Watch as your host prepares an appetizer, main course, side dish, and dessert—all paired with a selection of red and white wines.
Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with? This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes.
Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own two Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes.
Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
My name is Chiara , licenced Tour leader from Venice I will be very happy to take you on this glass experience!
BEING A PRIVATE TOUR, YOUR GROUP WILL BE THE ONLY ONE .By a luxury water taxi I will take you on a private tour in an ancient glass factory of the venetian lagoon , in Murano island.
You will find all styles and tecniques , from simple glasses and vases to the most important chandeliers or piece of art .
Each piece is unique because is made by hand like in the past .
I can meet you in Piazzale Roma in Venice if you arrive by car ot at Santa Lucia Train Station if you arrive by fast train
Capped at eight people for a personalized experience, this private walking tour covers the highlights of Venice in a single stroll—the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, and save the hours-long wait for more sightseeing. You’ll also head to the history-packed Bridge of Sighs during this scenic Venice crash course.
If you’ve already hit the main sights and are thirsting to uncover another side to the history-packed city, then this Venice walking tour has got you covered. Escape the tourist track and immerse yourself in local culture in the sestiere, or district, of Cannaregio, an off-the-beaten-track neighborhood filled with artisans. You’ll also visit the former Jewish Ghetto as you learn about the city’s overlooked dark chapters.
Uncover the legends and legacy of the Venetian Republic on this 2.5-hour combo tour led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines at the Doge's Palace to explore the lavish rooms and chilling prisons once used by Venice's powerful rulers, and then stroll through a web of winding streets and along charming canals on a guided walking tour towards the Rialto Bridge. Dig even deeper into Venetian history with included tickets to the three museums of the Procuratie at St. Mark's Square, which you can explore independently at your leisure.
Venice is thick with magnificent sights, and it can be hard to know where to begin. Get an overview of the highlights in just hours with this guided tour. Meet in St. Mark’s Square for a peek inside St. Mark’s Basilica. Save hours with skip-the-line tickets to the Doge’s Palace, giving you time to admire the Bridge of Sighs and Grand Canal before heading to Murano for a glass-blowing demonstration.
The huge crowds in Venice can make sightseeing an overwhelming experience—especially in large groups. Opt for the stress-free alternative of exploring a less crowded part of Venice, on a private tour with just your party and a guide. Benefit from a guide’s navigation skills when exploring a labyrinth of narrow streets in the Castello area. It’s a great way to see local craftsmanship—watch a glass-making demonstration, and visit a mask maker too.
Bring home a unique souvenir from Venice—a mask you created during this mask-making masterclass. Choose from more than 60 types of masks, and then set out with paint and other materials to decorate your guise. Your instructor tells you all about the history of mask making and even gives you some tips on techniques to use. This class also offers an upgrade option with a walking tour of Venice.
There is no more dazzling backdrop than Venice, and with this private photoshoot you can capture the magic of your visit with the help of a professional photographer. Meet up for a walk through the city, posing at iconic spots like St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, as well as quiet corners known only to locals. You’ll receive dozens of images after your shoot as a unique memento of your trip.