Explore Venice’s oasis of secret gardens and parks. Venture off the beaten track with a fascinating walk with A&K’s expert guide. Learn how many of the city’s famous squares were once green spaces, and enjoy a glimpse over the high walls to view some of the elaborate palace parks which flourish in this floating city.
Hidden among dense alleyways and meandering canals, you’ll see some of the city’s natural treasures. Witness exclusive palace gardens that are part of private residences, some of them still inhabited by the Count and Countess, and not normally open to the public. As a member of the Venetian Gardens Association, your knowledgeable guide will share his knowledge. Discover how green-fingered locals nurtured their plots to ensure the archipelago could live independently.
Hop on a water taxi and explore the verdant island of Sant’Erasmo, known as the garden of Venice. For centuries it has supplied the city with fresh fruit and vegetables. Learn how its small population of farmers sell produce such as carciofi violetti (purple artichokes), asparagus and cardoons directly to Venice's top restaurants and markets.
Additional notes about the tour
A private guide and water taxis are included.