Hidden Venice Walking Tour
Enjoy a walking tour to discover the hidden side of Venice. Located in a charming section of Venice, off the beaten track, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, the Frari Church, the Scuola di San Giovanni Evangelista, and the Scuola Grande dei Carmini are some of the most important monuments in the city, and yet remain relatively unknown to most tourists. On your way to the St. Polo District, stop first at the Rialto Bridge, one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, and the oldest. The present stone bridge, a single span designed by Antonio da Ponte, was completed in 1591. It is remarkably similar to the wooden bridge it succeeded. The bridge has defied its critics to become one of the architectural icons of Venice. In addition, The Scuola of Saint Rocco was one of the most powerful confraternities in Venice and as such the whole decoration went to one of the leading artists of the time: Jacopo Tintoretto.