Autumn Delights

A walk through the beauty, culture and gourmet food of the ancient district of San Polo in Venice

The San Polo district in Venice is cram-full of hidden treasures and masterpieces, an area where, surrounded by art, culture and artisan traditions, we love to organize many of our guided and tailor-made tours. We offer guided visits and luxury experiences to those who love knowledge, fun, comfort and respect for the Venetian craftsmanship that still animates the workers and shops in San Polo.

Did you know that within walking distance of each other there are at least two workshops producing high quality handicrafts? They are unique places where, in addition to listening to the master craftsman at work, you can try your hand at laying gold leaf on a vintage piece of furniture or decorating papier-mâché that will become a wonderful mask! 

And what about Tintoretto's Teleri, the incredible canvases literally lining the walls  of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, or the secrets of the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, whose building displays all the recognized architectural styles? Aren't you curious to get a glimpse of the ceiling of the Church of San Pantalon, the largest painting in the world?

San Polo is also a gourmet district and on a balmy autumn day it offers an opportunity for some mouth-watering stopovers: one of the city's oldest pastry shops still producing traditional Venetian cookies, the osteria where you can taste the real "cicchetti", the special café where you can enjoy the best sandwiches in town, the typical restaurant that serves fresh fish from the Lagoon.

Discover an unexpected and authentic Venice with us. If you want to learn more, contact us at, we are waiting for you!

Photo ©: Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista

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