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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  • Vatican with Children

    We had an absolutely wonderful time on our tour with Cinzia. She was very accommodating with what we wanted to see and what we already knew and worked that information into her tour. She understood when our children got a bit tired and altered our itinerary to suit them. She is very knowledgeable and passionate and answered all of our questions easily and respectfully. She made the tour very interesting for our children and directed much of her speaking to them so they always felt included. Our main concern was that our kids were engaged and interested and educated and Cinzia definitely achieved that. We would definitely recommend your company to other people. We found out about it on Trip Advisor. The booking process was very simple and very organised and my emails were responded to very promptly. We felt that everything was clearly outlined for us and we knew exactly what to expect.
    Thank you once again!

    Naomi Thompson
    Queensland, Australia
  • Best Rome Tour for Children

    Good morning,
    Thank you for your note. Our entire experience was fantastic! Booking was so easy and our tour guide Czinzia (I spelled her name wrong so sorry about this it’s a tricky name) was fabulous. She really could relate to my children and engaged them immediately. She really brought Ancient Rome to life for us all. Next time we come to Rome I will most definitely use your company again and ask for Czinzia. Also, our driver was fantastic too. Thank you for a wonderful first experience here in Rome. Kind regards,

    C. D.
    New Jersey, USA
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    It was great to meet a local and have the history explained by Vilma in a way the children could understand. Our overall experience with Nancy Aiello Tours was terrific. I would absolutely recommend Nancy Aiello Tours to family and friends.

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