In the footsteps of Commissario Brunetti by Donna Leon walking tour

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49 reviews   (4.90)

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Take a city tour to the locations of your favourite television series and enter the Commissario Brunetti’s world, known from Donna Leon's novels and their film adaptations. Along the way you will learn a lot about Venice!
The fictional character of the Venetian "Commissario Brunetti" has been a success figure for years: discover personally on site the the wonderful film scene locations from Donna Leon's novels. It is not at all easy to find the “campos” and “palazzos” where Brunetti is often on the way, because most of them are off the city highlights and well know touristic sites. On the contrary, the films are mainly shot in a rather off the beaten path Venice, like the Questura. It is so beautiful when you find the places you fancied on TV or reading the books, from Brunetti's first cases, such as "Acqua Alta", through “Beastly thigs” or “Suffer the little children”, to the youngest, whereby Raffi and Chiara no longer want to live in Venice.

What's Included

Tour Leader & Nature and Interpretive Guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 0 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

We will start at the Brunetti's house door. The Brunetti family came and went through this front door, which every Brunetti fan can recognize, once you found it!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena
The headquarters of the radical animal protection organization Angelo Animale are located in this palazzo. Two masked figures flee from the side entrance and chase each other with the Commissario and his colleagues. While one of the two escapes, the other is caught and, to Brunetti's amazement, turns out to be his daughter Chiara.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Strada Nova
in this bar Signora Gismondi, the neighbour of the unpopular Signora Battestini, enjoys the last two balls of chocolate ice cream of her life.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rosa Salva - SS. Giovanni e Paolo
In this bar Vice-Questore Patta used to eat a couple of glasses of grappa too much in this bar. But Vianello also appreciates the bar because of the best café in town and the delicious croissants. The inspector treats himself to a panino prosciutto or a tramezzino with ham and artichoke with a glass of white wine

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
This is where Signora Maria's kiosk is located. She is well informed about the residents of your neighborhood and shows Brunetti the way to the American archaeologist Brett Lynch straight away.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna
The tour ends in a place that we cannot miss. We reach the striking columned hall in a campo, through which the employees, visitors or delinquents in the films hurry to the Questura with the famous green door and a portal

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Recommended for all Donna Leon fans
adamfT7895SU, 28-03-2022
This tour is recommended for any Donna Leon fan.
You visit iconic locations from her movies/TV shows and books, as well as charming, quiet areas of Venice away from the busy crowds.
Valerio did a great job of giving the tour in English (for me), as well as in German for others in our group.
Great Tour
Diana_C, 16-10-2021
Lots of fun and information. Great walking tour. Try to watch the German television shows in addition to the books.
willyundvera, 14-10-2022
Wir hatten eine sehr kurzweilige „Brunetti-Führung“ mit vielen Hintergrundinformationen durch Valerio.

Die Führung war sehr interessant und lehrreich gestaltet. Die 2 Stunden der Führung vergingen wie im Fluge.

Valerio ist absolut zu empfehlen. Wir überlegen bereits, was wir bei unserem nächsten Venedig-Besuch mit Valerio unternehmen können.

Es war einfach großartig.
Ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis!
Petra_1000, 29-09-2022
Wir haben zusammen mit Valerio eine ganz tolle Tour durch Venedig erlebt! Es war unterhaltsam, lustig und sehr informativ. Wir waren schon oft in Venedig, doch es gab so viel Neues zu entdecken. Zudem Venedig aus der Perspektive von Commissario Brunetti natürlich auch etwas ganz besonderes ist.
Die super Tipps für Restaurants, die wir auch noch bekommen haben, wissen wir ganz besonders zu schätzen.
Dankeschön Valerio für den schönen Rundgang, der eigentlich viel zu kurz war!
A great way to explore a lesser known side of Venice.
Clogsandsari, 24-06-2022
As avid readers of the Donna Leon books set in Venice and having visited a few times before so main tourist drags under our belt this was a great way to explore some new areas of Venice we had not seen before and from a new angle. Our guide Valerio proved himself to be a great guide handling a majority German group with us as the sole Brits with no problem. We felt like we got an equal tour even if the tour is more skewed to those that have watched the german tv series. We came away feeling happy to have some new insight into the city including a locals take on restaurant recommendations and would happily recommend Valerio for any other guiding purpose In either language.

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