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The stories of Venice told by the ones that love the city and live there
Tours in Venice for the blind and visually impaired visitors: the Carnival tour

Tours in Venice for the blind and visually impaired visitors: the Carnival tour

A guided tour in Venice for blind or visually impaired visitors: let’s explore the world of the 18th century in Venice, in particular through the tradition of the mask in papier-mâché and chocolate, a drink that became quite popular, albeit quite expensive, exactly in those years. We will visit a workshop where masks are made and then enjoy a chocolate tasting in an artisanal laboratory.

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The Bàcari and the Taverns of Rialto

The Bàcari and the Taverns of Rialto

Strolling around the Rialto area, on either side of the famous bridge, you may find alleyways with odd names: Aquila Nera (Black Eagle), Leon Bianco (White Lion), Do Spade (Two Swords), Simia (Monkey), and many more. These names originate from a number of taverns and inns that don’t exist anymore.
Osterie, malvasie, bàcari: let’s discover some interesting facts about the old wine shops of Venice!

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BestVeniceGuides and Tourism4all: Venice the city on a human scale: Sustainable, Inclusive & Accessible

BestVeniceGuides and Tourism4all: Venice the city on a human scale: Sustainable, Inclusive & Accessible

Our profession as expert guides for Venice entails knowing in fine detail both the history and the individual artistic jewels of the city. But it’s more – it requires an appreciation of each guest’s different needs, be they physical or in connecting with the philosophical and conceptual tides which shaped the city and its art and to present this multi-perspectival narrative in an interesting and enjoyable way for very diverse guests so that they can experience Venice with pleasure.
BestVeniceGuides has established a partnership with UICVE- Unione Ciechi e Ipovedenti, with CERPA ITALIA, the European Center for Research and Promotion of Accessibility, VILLAGE4ALL, AGSAV Associazione Genitori Soggetti Autistici Venezia and with AUT-HOLIDAY.

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Past and present in the cult of Saint Roch in Venice. Can Contemporary Art help us in order to be a better community?

Past and present in the cult of Saint Roch in Venice. Can Contemporary Art help us in order to be a better community?

Talking about many centuries ago and Contemporary Venice at the same time, I would like to tell you stories with an eye on European History and particularly about Saint Roch starting from his biography, as well as about how residents in Venice want to be a strong community and open their arms to the world according to the cosmopolitan way of life always characterizing this city.

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