Secret gardens of Venice walking tour

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32 reviews   (4.91)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a stroll around the secret gardens of Venice, often hidden behind the facades and walls of the its magnificent palazzos. People often refer to Venice as the city of canals and bridges. You will be surprised: the more than 500 gardens largely exceed the 403 bridges in the city!
Follow a delightful and off the beaten path route through the most magical gardens of Venice: take a walk around public parks, inner courtyards with greenery and idyllic monastery gardens. Relax within these places of silence, smell the scent of trees and flowers and feast your eyes on the colorful blossoms.

What's Included

Entrance ticket if required

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

A hidden garden belonging to a community of nuns, who will kindly open their doors for us. Those lucky enough to enter it will find themselves in a beautiful garden with fruit trees, walking underneath beautiful pergolas with flowers and mystic plants

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

One of the less known and less visited green area in the city: a peaceful for a relaxing stroll next to a charming villa and a theathre with a rich program of dance, music and performances

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Giardini Savorgnan
A hidden park in Cannaregio district which was the secret garden of noble famlies sorounding their fancy houses.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rio della Misericordia
A garden center in a hidden corner of the city, where venetians choose geraniums and surfinias to make the summer of Venice more colorful and cylamen to brighten up the foggy winter of this beautiful city.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Spazio Thetis
A hidden green oasis with several modern art sculpturs in a off the beaten path area facing the northern lagoon

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Giardino delle Vergini all’Arsenale
A piece of poetry made into a garden, wiht a fascinating view on the the Arsenale docks and walls

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Wonderful Secret Gardens
alexvA1819XV, 12-10-2022
This has been my first trip to Venice and has been everything and more than I expected. This was my introduction to a world not seen by everyone behind the walls of some of Venice's most unique gardens. My guide Valerio, was both exceedingly knowledgeable and a wonderful host. From his wonderful anecdote's about the history of these gardens, to his knowledge on all the different flora and forna. I couldn't have wished for anything better.
Jessica_R, 01-10-2022
Excellent way to start our trip in Venice! Our guide was wonderful and provided excellent information. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting an off the beaten path type of tour with a guide who really took the time to be personable with us and make it a wonderful experience.
Wednesday afternoon garden tour
DudleyOH, 01-10-2022
The guide Valero was quite knowledgeable about not only the gardens and their histories, but about Venice as well, especially for a tourist.
An enjoyable tour of gardens
smdrealtor, 26-06-2022
My two grown sons, daughter-in-law, and I took Valerio's tour of secret gardens. We really enjoyed Valerio as well as the gardens we would never have ha a chance to see. As we walked from place to place, he also told us a number of interesting facts about places we passed. It was a lovely way to spend part of our day.
Garden Tour
939RobertM, 07-05-2022
The garden tour was very informative by Valerio particularly as we were interested in lots of non garden Venice stuff that being a Venice native, Valerio could help us with!

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