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Venice: Poveglia Haunted History Private Tour

Activity provider: Classic Boats Venice

Venice: Poveglia Haunted History Private Tour

Activity provider: Classic Boats Venice

From US$ 472.76 per group up to 5

See Poveglia Island, considered one of the most haunted islands in the world, and walk the desolate grounds of a plague quarantine building. Learn about this home of Venetian legends, myths, and folklore on a private boat tour with an expert guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian
Private group


  • Explore the lagoon around the historic Poveglia Island
  • See the former quarantine center Lazzaretto Vecchio
  • Learn interesting facts from an expert guide on board a traditional Venetian boat
Full description
From the meeting point on Certosa, board the traditional Venetian boat to start your private guided tour. The first stop will be at the former quarantine center, Lazzaretto Vecchio, where between 1403 and 1630 it housed a hospital which cared for people during the plague. Explore the grounds as you learn about the functions of this building during the plague and as a military base. Next, take the chance to learn how to drive a handcrafted Venetian boat before heading to the highlight of the tour: Poveglia Island. Sail around the ancient island that first appears in the historical record in 421, and was populated until the residents fled warfare in 1379. The island has been unoccupied since 1968 and remains shrouded in mystery. Listen as your guide explains the history that has made this island so famous.
  • 30-minute tour of Lazzaretto Vecchio
  • Guided boat tour
  • Blankets
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Take the 4.1 or 4.2 waterbus to Certosa from Fondamente Nove or San Zaccaria to the meeting point on Isola della Certosa, 30141 Venice.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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Wonderful and highly interesting tour of the southern lagoon. For everyone who is looking for extraordinary, historical places in Venice off the beaten path is an absolute experience.

April 30, 2022

Product ID: 285517