Campo San Bartolomeo

Campo San Bartolomeo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

1. 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: City Walking Tour

2. Venice: City Walking Tour

Join a walking tour of Venice and explore its fascinating maze of narrow streets, elegant palaces, and imposing churches. See the city’s unmissable attractions and learn about their history and cultural significance with a professional guide. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Listen as your guide tells you the history of the dukes of Venice and how the city was once the most powerful maritime empire in the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the elegant Castello residential area and walk through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Stroll past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Walk along charming canals, wander into small alleys, and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.

Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

3. Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center on a tour of Murano. Head to Campo San Bartolomeo and meet your guide near the Rialto Bridge. 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. Watch as he makes a 2nd piece using sculpture techniques. Take a stroll 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: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

4. 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: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting

5. Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting

Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour with a local guide. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy and charming “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way.

Venice’s Wine Bars and Famous Cicchetti Dishes Adventure

6. Venice’s Wine Bars and Famous Cicchetti Dishes Adventure

This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivaled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighborhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. Take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000-year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay.   A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next, as you cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! The first stop is at a small eatery near the market, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, polenta with seafood, or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes).  The second foodie stop is a historic spot that will help you better understand the Venetian culture of 'bacari' and how to enjoy this experience while you’re flying solo around the city.  A few secret, hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. The tour will end at the iconic Campo San Bortolomio, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing the fun or with directions to help you back to your accommodation.

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

7. 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!

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

8. St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

Benefit from skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View magnificant artwokrs, admire magnificent golden interiors, and afterward explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Meet your expert guide and step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you along the canals and be fascinated by the hidden corners of Venice as seen from the water.

Venice Art and Architecture Private Walking Tour

9. 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.

Seductive Venice: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

10. Seductive Venice: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Through the centuries Venice has seen its share of famous love affairs, treachery, and debauchery. On this 2-hour private walking tour (priced for a group of up to 8 persons) you’ll discover some of its seductive secrets and see some of its more hidden sites. During the tour your local guide will show you a different face of Venice, as you get in touch with the secret soul of the city. Hear tales of nobles, courtesans, extravagant traditions, and peculiar characters such as Giacomo Casanova. Your private guided tour begins in Campo San Bartolomeo, near the Rialto Bridge and under the statue of the famous Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni, who described the moral decadence of the 18th-century Venice Republic like no one else. Cross the Rialto Bridge on your way to the Camerlenghi Palace, where taxes were collected. Notice the unusual decorative element on the gate, depicting a particular part of the female anatomy covered in flames, and clearly showing how closely related sex and money were related at that time! Next you’ll head to Campo San Giacometto, one of the most ancient areas of Venice, home to the famous Rialto Market, and often mentioned by Giacomo Casanova in his writings. Following a visit to the Rialto Market you’ll stop at the Alle Do Spade osteria to enjoy a tasty cicchetto (an appetizer of fried meat or fish) and a glass of wine as you listen to stories of libertine Venice in one of the oldest and most famous taverns in the city. Pass through the winding alleyways of the Castelletto quarter, once known as the red light district of Venice, where prostitutes used to entertain their clients. Continue on to the Palace of Bianca Cappello, mistress and then wife of Francesco I, Grand Duke of Florence. Right behind the Palace you’ll see the famous Rio Terà of Carampane, a sort of retirement house for prostitutes, and the Bridge of Tits, named after the peculiar view that it used to offer. Visit the palace where the poet Frederick Rolfe (known as Baron Corvo) used to live his lecherous life. The final part of your tour is dedicated to the annual Carnival of Venice. Visit a mask shop near Carlo Goldoni’s house and hear some interesting stories about the most crazy and ruthless tradition of the city.

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What people are saying about Campo San Bartolomeo

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To be up front, I was not all into a ‘street food’ tour of Venice, thinking we always look for the hole in the wall restaurants down alleys in most of our vaca’s but my wife booked so I was in. And so thankful I was! Anna gave so much back history of the foods of Venice, the 'why' to order, drinks and the 5 tastings were so varied, plus a tour of the Rialto Market. Was intimate as well, only 6 couples. Highly recommend this, 10 stars easy.

Relaxed tour,Anna our guide was foremost amusing,charming and such a lovely relaxed Girl Food tastings were simple local bites but different to home so much enjoyed All in all great value set-up

Our guide was incredible! She was so knowledgeable, kind, and informative and we had so much great food. Awesome value - absolutely book this tour if you love finding the best local food!

A fun way to see parts of Venice we hadn’t been too, Denys was so great too, would definitely recommend!!

Anna was very knowledgeable and relaxed which meant for a great evening