events and experiences.
01 May - 02 November 2022
Hotel Rigel in collaboration with Destination Venice organizes tours to visit Venice, its islands and more, some of these tours below.
Venice 1600 Years of History
A walk through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort through the 1600 years of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!! Piazza San Marco – Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa – history and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo – the “Pantheon” of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of Fortune. Marco Polo’s house and Malibran Theatre – anecdotes, past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. The halls of power, plunging visitors in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. Be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed!
Discover the beauty of Venice on a gondola tour. Sit back and relax, without worrying about the navigation as your gondolier will be in charge of directing it. Slide down the Grand Canal, passing through many of Venice’s best places and the most beautiful views. The tour is ideal for those who visit Venice for the first time, with the possibility of taking incredible photos of the main attractions of the city. The gondola will go along the Grand Canal and through the maze of inner canals.
Excursion to the northern lagoon of Venice by private motor launch to visit the most famous islands: Murano, world known for glass-making, Burano for the hand-made lace and its colorful houses. Torcello as the first human settlement in the lagoon.
The hotel is located less than five minutes by walk from the public water transportation service, with uninterrupted runs, both day and night, connecting the Lido to Venice St. Mark's Square.