Venice, the plague and the invention of sick bays

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2 hours
Availability : 10.30
San Basilio Waterbus Stop
Punta della Dogana
Max People : 8

It is the year 1347. An invisible enemy sneaked in an oriental port on board of a ship directed to Europe and should afflict the old world for more than 500 years: The plague.

Follow the history of the plague in Venice passing the Church of Saint Sebastian, walking along  the Zattere and some hidden side streets in Dorsoduro. You will see and hear the history of the Redeemer’s Church on Giudecca Island – opposite Dorsoduro on the other side of the canal – and finally reach the Church of the Salute and one of the best panoramic points in Venice: Punta della Dogana with a view over Saint Mark’s Basin.

Over decades, Venice developed an efficient system to handle the pandemic, identify sources of infection and limit the contagion. A system that was adopted by other countries because of its effectiveness.

Follow the tracks of one of the most ferocious beasts in human history, the plague, and its taming by the Venetian Republic.





  • Tour Guide
  • 2 hours of guided tour
  • Professional tour guide audio system

Includes not

  • Tickets of any kind
  • Transportation
  • Snacks and Drinks

Please bring with you

  • Standard earplugs 3,5mm
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Comfy shoes
  • Water

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Professional tour guide system

included in the tour price

To make sure that all participants can hear the guide, the tour includes a professional tour guide audio system.

The receivers are disinfected before each tour.

Please make sure to bring your own earplugs to the tour:

  • for hygienic reasons
  • for ecological reasons (help to preserve our planet by bringing your own earplugs)
A professional tour guide system allows social distancing
  • San Basilio Waterbus StopMeeting Point
  • Zattere
  • Madonna della Salute
  • Punta della Dogana
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Covid-19 Measures

Tiny group tours

to guarantee social distancing

In order to guarantee social distancing, only tiny or semi-private goup tours will be organized.

Regular hand sanitizing

to reduce the risk of infection

Your guide is sanitizing her hands regularly to make sure that the risk of infection is reduced.

Mandatory face mask

to reduce the risk of infection

The tour guide is wearing a face mask to diminish the risk of infection.

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