Movie Tour: Venice on the silver screen

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Back in the 80s some film historians found out that Venice had already appeared in more than 380.000 films: feature films, short documentaries, cult and blockbuster movies. Thanks to its special and unique urban landscape, the city is often woven into the thread of the story, being too distinctive to fade into the background. Its canals, alleyways, and unusual architecture make Venice extremely cinematic. This is the reason why several films have cast the city as one of the main characters. Discover the main film locations of one of the world’s most photogenic cities through the eyes of great film directors for a glimpse of Venice's celluloid charisma. Enjoy the atmosphere of some the most iconic movies shot here ("The Tourist", Everyone says I love you", "The talented Mr. Ripley", "Spiderman: far from home", "Indiana Jones and the last Crusade", "Othello", "Casanova", "Moonraker", "The Young Pope", and many others) walk with us to discover the most magnificent movie set in the world.

What's Included

Gondola ferry on Canal Grande

Tour Leader & Nature and Interpretive Guide

What's Not Included

Tip or gratuity

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: 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.
  • 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

Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia
This railway station is the obvious starting point of several movies, from the dramatic "The Anonymous Venetian" (1970) to the romantic-adventurous "The Tourist (2010)", but particularly unforgettable as the place where the most bizzarre gondolier in the movie history (the italian actor Alberto Sordi) "hooks" foreign tourists in "Venice, the moon and you" (1958).

• Admission Ticket Free

In this large "campo" in the Jewish Ghetto Luchino Visconti sets the beginning of the passion between the countess Livia Serpieri (Alida Valli) and the Austrian lieutenant Franz Mahler (Farley Granger) in "Senso" ( 1954).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di San Stae (Eustachio)
The funeral boats in the final scenes of "Don't look back now" (1973) moored in front of this church, overlooking the Grand Canal with its imposing Baroque facade.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercati di Rialto
The scene of "The Tourist" (2010) in which Johnny Depp launches himself from a terrace onto a stall was shot at the Rialto fish market. On the other side of the canal you will find the location of the palace collapsing in another James Bond movie, "Casino royale" (2006), which of course was just a movie fiction.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santa Maria dei Miracoli
This small and beautiful chuch is adorned with polychrome marble and it was chosen by Orson Welles for the wedding of Otello and Desdemona in "Othello" (1952). The flower shop (we will not see it, it was fictional!) where Licia Maglietta works in "Bread and Tulips" (1999) is located in the "campo" just few steps behind the church.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Scuola Grande di San Marco
This one of the location of the series "the new Pope" (2019), directed by Paolo Sorrentino, starring Jude Law.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ca' Rezzonico
This palace, currently a civic museum is the fictional Drax's office in James Bond movie "Moonraker" (1979).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Teatro La Fenice
The movie "Senso" (1954) begins during a performance of "Il Trovatore" staged at "La Fenice", showing this theater in all its splendor before the devastating fire in 1996. The current building was rebuilt (also thanks to this sequence) and reopened in 2003. Ironically the name "the phoenix" (La Fenice) derives from the fact that the theater had already been partially destroyed by a fire in 1836 and then had "risen" again.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Scala Contarini del Bovolo
According to a legend, this is the house of Desdemona. In "Othello" (1952), Orson Welles chooses the palace as the home of Brabanzio (not in Venice, but in Cyprus) and gives it a renewed (and deserved) popularity.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo Santa Maria Formosa
This "campo" has been "destroyed" during the shooting of "Spiderman: far from home" (2019), starring Tom Holland. Do not worry, the devastation was just fictional and we will admire this beatiful corner of Venice in all its original beauty.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo San Barnaba
In the basements of the San Barnaba church, Indiana Jones finds the "X that (never) indicates the place to dig" in "Indiana Jones and the last crusade" (1989). In "Summer Time" (1955), Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) is an American tourist on vacation in Venice and wanders around the city with her camera, accidentally falling into the San Barnaba canal . This location was also chosen for the remake of "The Italian Job" (2003).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
In this church the "Illuminati" sect gahter in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001), although the room that appears is the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, in London. It is also the church that can be seen behind Ripley in his dialogue with Dickie's father in "the Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), a conversation that takes place on the terrace of the Hotel Westin Europa & Regina on the other side of the canal.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Doge's Palace
James Bond's gondola-hovercraft in "Moonraker" (1979) is certainly the most unique form of transport that has ever crossed San Marco square. And it is not the only time that James Bond wanders around here. Iin Casino Royale (2006), Bond's hotel has an enviable view right on San Marco square. Orson Welles also chose the side facade south of the basilica for a dramatic dialogue between Brabanzio and Othello (Othello, 1952). On the the final scene of "the Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) takes place at the tables of one of the cafès in the "Piazza". Paolo Sorrentino shot some scenes of the series "the Young Pope", with Jude Law and Diane Keaton in this square, too.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great tour
Claudia_Mayoune, 19-02-2022
Valerio is an excellent and knowledgeable guide . In the tour, we learnt about movies but also about the history of the city, which was great. We discovered some hidden spots too. So definitely recommend.
Real life sets, Venice Film Tour
Quest09484965315, 19-09-2020
With a nine-year-old Spiderman enthusiast, this tour was perfect for us. Our friendly, out-going, smiley guide brought Spider-man's: Far From Home film to life. I'd highly recommend this tour which takes you to many corners of Venice you didn't know you'd already seen on the silver screen. A lovely break from the more obvious sights, we all thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
Like in a movie setting!!
ElisaRadisone, 21-07-2020
An incredible tour, amazing to be transported into the settings of my most favorite movies Indiana jones and Casanova :-) Valerio will make you revisit them and accompany you in a movie star ‘adventure’, highly recommended!!
Hang-out with Valerio
hangrytripper, 24-04-2022
The references to the films will make you appreciate the city even more if you’re a cinephile. Valerio is such a fun tour guide! I was lucky to be the only person on the tour that day, so basically we hung out for 2 hours. He knows the best routes off the beaten paths, so you can actually see the beautiful city, without the big mass of tourists. Also, don’t forget to ask for recommendations for good local restaurants.
Venezia al cinema
767stefanias, 01-11-2021
É un interessante passeggiata per i luoghi veneziani, dove sono stati girati vari film. Si scoprono punti e luoghi un po' nascosti di Venezia. Si possono riconoscere i vari siti visti nei film. È un modo molto simpatico e alternativo per passare una giornata a Venezia.

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