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Tickets for Scala Contarini del Bovolo: Guided Tour

Lantern-led trails around a hidden 15th-century staircase

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Overview
Starting time
18:00
Duration
2 hours
Highlights
  • See the Ospedaletto comprising The Church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti, The Four Seasons Courtyard, The Sala della Musica and The Sardi' Staircase
  • Hear stories, legends and history, explore the inner rooms and climb the 80 stairs for views over the rooftops of Venice
  • Have a glass of prosecco after the tour in a quaint Venetian bar
Description

Experience the hidden side of La Serenissima. Uncover a 15th-century staircase on this exclusive Scala Contarini del Bovolo tour. Light the way by lantern in the Church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti, and get special VIP entrance to the Ospedaletto complex, normally closed to the public.

Your special entrance to the Scala Contarini del Bovolo takes place after opening hours, so you can escape the crowds and get an exclusive access-all-areas tour.

You'll be navigating Venice's maze of narrow alleyways to a unique 15th-century spiraling 'snail' staircase, hidden in the middle of the city.

The guide will fill your head with stories, legends and history, then climb the 80 stairs for your reward - breathtaking views over the rooftops of Venice, and a glass of prosecco in a nearby bar.

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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Exclusive evening access to Scala Contarini del Bovolo and some of the most important sights in Venice
  • Breathtaking views over the rooftops of Venice
  • Privilege entrance to the Ospedaletto complex normally closed to the public
  • Lantern to light your way in the Church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti
  • Glass of prosecco in a local bar to end the tour
  • Venice Events Sas will donate 1 Euro from every booking towards the restoration of the church after it was burnt by a fire in 2010
  • Gratuities
Instructions
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Meeting Point
Campo Manin, Via L. Manin, 30100 VE, Venice
2
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
San Marco 4303, 30124, Venice
  • Go to Campo Manin and show your smartphone voucher to the guide. The meeting point is in front of the statue of Daniele Manin
  • The guide will hold a Venice Events sign
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to starting time, the tour starts at 18:00 sharp. Latecomers won't be refunded!
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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Key info
Live guide
English-speaking
Additional info

Getting there

Take Vaporetto Line 2 from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to the Rialto 'C' stop. From there it is 5 minutes walking to the meeting point.

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