A guided tour in Venice for blind or visually impaired visitors: rowing in Venice is a very lively tradition. In the Venetian canals and in the lagoon you can find different kinds of traditional boats and this tour offers the opportunity to understand their characteristics, from the oars to the oarlocks as well as trying to row, face-forward and standing!
Here is the story of the bells of the campanile in St Mark’s square, how many they used to be, what they were for and how old they are… and a couple of curiosities!
On the facade of St Mark’s church there stand four horses in gilded bronze. They are modern reproductions of ancient sculptures looted by Venetians in Constantinople in 1204 and yet, they are more than just faithful replicas, in fact they are works of art of their own
How is sewage in Venice treated? Is it true that it gets into the canals of the city or are there septic tanks treating human waste? An intriguing subject for those interested in learning how a city built on marshland centuries ago nowadays work.
Is there a reason why everyone in Venice gets lost? Cruelty or sense of humour of the ones that built the city? And how can you find your way in Venice? Trusting your smartphone and GPS navigator? Asking directions? Or simply follow the people along some busy streets? Or planning carefully all details…?