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Go Local - Giudecca Island: For Real Venetian Only

Venice, Italy

Go Local - Giudecca Island: For Real Venetian Only


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Explore nearby Giudecca Island, which once thrived as an industrial area, but has since become a desirable residential area with outstanding architecture. The largest and closest island to Venice, Giudecca was originally called Spinalunga, meaning “long thorn” because of its thin shape. During the walking tour of the island, the guide will lead you through sections of town where you can watch daily life unfold. You will see working-class neighborhoods and luxurious hotels such as the Hilton Molino Stucky, which was built around an old flour mill. Although primarily residential, the island attracts visitors seeking a more laid-back atmosphere. Casa dei Tre Oci, the “House of the Three Eyes,” may be the island’s most well-known building. A fine example of neo-Gothic architecture, its name is derived from the striking triple windows at the front of the house. The waterfront is an attractive gathering place because the cobblestone streets are lined with charming shops and restaurants.


  • Explore laid-back Giudecca, the largest and closest island to Venice.
  • Walk through characteristic neighborhoods and around the shop-lined harbor area.
  • See Giudecca’s most unusual home, which is nicknamed the “House of the Three Eyes.”


  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes about one hour of walking and standing with some uneven surfaces to negotiate, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns, who should evaluate their stamina and ability before joining the tour. This tour must be purchased at least 3 days prior to the operating date.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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