Discover the history of Venice as a libertine city. Venice courtesans tour delves into the history of love in the floating city. Learn about the hidden lives of Casanova and the famed courtesans of Venice. Venice courtesans tour unlocks the city secrets and shows you the other side of the floating city when Venice was the red light district of Europe. Set in Renaissance Venice away from the guided books this enthralling historical walk covers unusual and storytelling venues. Travel back to the past. Stroll through the winding back streets and squares of Venice while learning about the important role the courtesans played in society. Your expert guide shares the stories, scandals and unusual happenings of Venice past on this Venice courtesans tour.

During the Renaissance the lives of Venetian courtesans sparkled with glamour, splendor, and excitement. Venice was open-minded enough to allow women as well as men to indulge themselves. The city took pride in its highly educated courtesans. Escorts were called honest courtesans during the golden age of Venice. Hear fascinating stories about Veronica Franco the most famous Venetian courtesan in the 16th century. Learn about the first Casino in Venice often a meeting place for Casanova and the Venetian aristocracy. Find out why Veronica Franco was the queen of honest courtesans and Giacomo Casanova the king of libertines. Contact us for a fascinating Venice courtesans tour full of surprises!

* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Guide
* Venice Behind the Scenes
* Best Photo Ops

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

There are no add-ons for this tour.

ADD ON There are no add-ons for this tour.

Those traveling between November and March may wish to bring rubber boots in preparation for Venice’s acqua alta (high water).

Do you combine people to share a private Venice tour?

Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tours mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional. Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.


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