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Campo San Bartolomeo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

1. Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center on a 2-hour tour of Murano. You're your guide in the Campo San Bartolomeo for a 15-minute walk through hidden squares and picturesque corners. Reach the boat station facing the lagoon, and jump aboard a public boat bound for Murano Island. Upon arrival, take a short walk to a glass factory, where a glass master will demonstrate the art of glass blowing to create a unique piece. Watch as he makes a 2nd piece using sculpture techniques. Then go to a mosaic or glass beads jewelry workshop to create your own piece from scratch. Work with glass elements of different shapes and colors to make a unique ornament or pendant. Create your own bracelet, key holder, or earrings. Enjoy some free time to explore the quiet streets of Murano on your own. Your guide with take you back to the boat station and advise you how to get back to your accommodation from there.

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

2. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of cicchetti, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

Venice: Late Afternoon Gondola & Walking Tour with Aperitifs

3. Venice: Late Afternoon Gondola & Walking Tour with Aperitifs

Take a sit and enjoy a comfortable late afternoon 30 minute gondola, while relaxing and admiring the charm and beauty of Venice. The second part of the experience will take you on a guided tour to discover the traditional Venetian aperitif. You will taste the famous "cicchetti" and sip two wines at the local bacari. The bacari are characteristic little bars where locals use to stroll in the evening or while heading home from work, between an “ombra” (glass of wine) and a “cicchetto” (small snack, like a fried meatball or a stuffed slice of French bread). Then, the guide will take you along an unusual walk. We all know how a city can completely change during day and night. This is particularly true in Venice, where a new, charming city seems to reveal once the sun goes down and the crowds leave as well. This is the right opportunity to explore Venice as you would never expect to, discovering its beauty not only with the charm of the night, but also delving into some of the less beaten tracks. Interesting tales and stories about Venice's present and past will accompany your walk throughout the night.

Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

4. Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

Starting in Campo San Bartolomeo, this 1.5-hour walking tour takes you to the hidden corners of Venice. A qualified guide will lead you through winding streets and eerie squares and tell you tales of mystery, murder and superstition. This tour covers areas of Venice after dark including hidden squares and darkened alleys, that otherwise you might not have the courage to visit. Walk through the Castello district as you learn about Venetian doges and noblemen. Hear about unrequited love, the ghostly sounds outside the Malibran Theater and tales of tragic deaths. Head to Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, and then walk along the foreboding Fondamenta Nuova, across from a cemetery. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. The tour ends in the Cannaregio district.

Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

5. Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

See the beautiful attractions of Venice on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Cross the network of canals using the small bridges and narrow lanes of the historic Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio districts.  Discover the site of the old trade center from the days of the Venetian Empire. Pass the former home of the explorer Marco Polo and learn how he built trade agreements with China providing an important link between the East and West. See the impressive church of San Pantalon in the Dorsoduro district. Continue to the large Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where the painter Titian is buried. Enter the narrow square of the Campo San Bartolomeo, and continue to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where 25 of the doges are buried. End on St. Mark's Square and admire St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

Venice Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

6. Venice Mysteries and Legends Guided Walking Tour

Join an unusual nighttime walking tour in Venice with a local guide, who will tell you about the city’s secrets and mysteries and also tell you some ghost stories. The 1 hour 45 minute walk begins in Campo San Bartolomeo, near the famous Rialto Bridge and continues from the Rialto area into Cannaregio and Castello. The itinerary may vary in order to avoid the most crowded areas and introduce you to the more intimate atmosphere that permeates the city at night. You’ll hear about the spirits of the night as you walk along alleyways, in courtyards, around the squares, and on the streets during the tour. There are intriguing ancient legends about Venetian leaders and notable citizens, and tales about ancient Venice's common people as well. Scary tales of more recent times will keep you alert during your walk! After the sun has set the city’s atmosphere lends itself to the supernatural, as the nuances of the evening bring even more suspense to the stories you’ll hear.

Venice Walking Tour by Night: Aperitif and Legends

7. Venice Walking Tour by Night: Aperitif and Legends

Enjoy a combination of food and spook, on this walking tour combining an itinerary through the well-known Italian gastronomic tradition and a wander through the mysteries of the city’s evening atmosphere, enriched by ghost stories and local legends. The ghost walk starts from Campo San Bartolomeo, near the famous Rialto Bridge, and you'll take a fascinating stroll between the Rialto area, Cannaregio and Castello.  Around the Rialto area and its bustling market, you’ll visit some bacari (wine bars), full of character and populated by the locals. You’ll be able to taste some “cicchetti” (small appetizers of fish, seafood, meat, or vegetables) and an aperitif or ombra (the typical glass of wine in Venice).  Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide,  you'll endure the delectable tastes of three different types of wine on this evening tour. The itinerary may vary in order to avoid the most crowded areas, and introduce you to the more intimate atmosphere that permeates the town at twilight.

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

8. Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

Enjoy an intimate, half-day food and culture tour of Venice, and see the major sights of “La Serenissima,” as well as some hidden treasures along the way. Visit osterias, trattorias, pastry shops and wine bars to sample the typical fare of the Veneto. Meet your guide close to the Rialto Bridge, and stroll through a market overflowing with fish, fruit and vegetables of every shape and color. Cross the Rialto Bridge to an interesting 18th-century osteria famous for its cicchetti (tapas-like snacks unique to Venice). Drink a toast of regional wines and prosecco, and savor bite-sized morsels bursting with regional flavors. Continue to the Campo San Bartolomeo to see Marco Polo’s house and the haunts of Casanova. Pass beautiful churches and hear wonderful trivia, such as the origins of the Bellini cocktail. Go to the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo to enjoy an authentic tiramisu with coffee, and experience a Venetian specialty where the Italian coffee culture was born. As you search for olives, pillows of polenta, and mouthwateringly marinated seafood, your guide will provide suggestions on excursions for the rest of your time in Venice. Come with an appetite, as this food tour is a meal in itself!

Venice: Private Tour of Casanova Sites

9. Venice: Private Tour of Casanova Sites

The history of Venice is full of iconic characters and Giacomo Casanova is surely the most famous of them. His complicated life, with countless love affairs, travels through Europe and even an assignment as a spy for the Republic of Venice, made Casanova the symbol of the Venetian eighteenth century. The tour will start from St. Mark's Square, under the clock tower: from this point you will pass through the commercial district of the city, the Mercerie, to reach Campo San Bartolomeo. Here you will have the pleasure to 'meet' another fundamental character of the Venetian eighteenth century, the playwright Carlo Goldoni and his bronze sculpture. An interesting fact is that Goldoni knew Casanova’s mother very well, the actress Zanetta Farussi, since she played the leading role in many of his plays! From there you will cross Rialto Bridge and reach the quarter of San Polo, where you will visit the Rialto market, the place that Casanova and many young Venetians used to frequent after a night of feasting. Not far from here is Castelletto, the historic red light district of Venice, in which you will take a break at the famous Osteria Ae do Spade (or at another Osteria if this is closed). Here, while you will be enjoying a glass of wine and a typical Venetian appetizer, our guide will tell you interesting stories about the famous Venetian libertine. Then, you will cross the Grand Canal by gondola and visit important places in Casanova’s life. In Cannaregio, for example, lived C.C., one of the greatest loves of his life, and Casanova himself spent many years of his life in Palazzo Bragadin, when an important senator protected him. The last step of your journey through the adventurous life of Giacomo Casanova will be in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, with the Palazzo Querini Stampalia, once home to two great friends of Giacomo, Angelo and Andrea Querini, and now converted into an important museum.

Venice Art and Architecture Private Walking Tour

10. Venice Art and Architecture Private Walking Tour

Explore the incomparable art and architecture of Venice on a private walking tour that gets off the well-trodden paths. Departing from Campo San Bartolomeo (in front of the statue of Goldoni), head off after a brief introduction and discover of some of the most beautiful architecture Venice has to offer. You will keep away from St Mark's Square and the main sights, concentrating on less known treasures that reveal the evolution of a broad range of artistic images and architecture in “La Serenissima.” With your own private guide you will get answers to questions about sites, such as the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, known as the known as “Pantheon of Venice,” and the burial site of Venetian doges after the 15th century. Admire the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the most beautiful squares in Venice, and see the sublime Corte del Milion, named after Marco Polo’s account of his travels in the Far East.

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What people are saying about Campo San Bartolomeo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,175 reviews

The tour was so much fun. Loads of food to have so make sure you are not very full. Also Anna made sure that we all have choices to choose from so everyone was able to eat something. Highly recommend!

Very good introduction to a portion of Venice with which we were not very knowledgeable. Guide was knowledgeable and had a great personality for the tour.

Great to hear about Venice and its food from a local. Ana was a great guide.

Excellent tour and guide, makes for the perfect introduction to Venice!

excellent tour be prepared for a lot of walking but worth it