Venice Sustainable Tourism
Venice sustainable tourism aims to contribute to the preservation of the city!
Venice Sustainable Tourism is a complex issue. Among the most controversial matters Venice is currently facing, there is the unsolved problem of how its main economic source, tourism, is causing the city a series of side effects that have reached such a level of criticality to represent the true antithesis of “sustainable tourism”.
Although Venice is commonly one of the most important art cities in the world, a large part of its visitors don’t come to the city to visit its cultural attractions. One cannot fail to acknowledge how the tourism industry has grown in the last few years, so that Venice has become the synonym for “city overwhelmed by tourism”.
Based on recent studies, one of the crucial elements of Venice is that most visitors do not come to the city to discover its historical heritage, but they are attracted exclusively by its peculiar atmosphere and its environment: for the majority of them it’s enough admiring Venice from the outside, perhaps from a gondola or a vaporetto, without taking the time to deepen aspects and places related to her history, art and culture.
Over the years we dedicated ourselves to the promotion of initiatives aimed at the dissemination of Venetian culture, and contributed to the restauration of some Venetian works of art. Having studied in depth subjects related to the international law for the protection of cultural heritage, UNESCO and sustainable tourism, we decided to design some of our tours to draw attention to responsible tourism in Venice, in order to contribute to the preservation of this unique city .
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Venice Craft Heritage
Venice Craft Heritage tour offers the opportunity to discover the history of the most typical Venetian boat: the gondola. Strolling around the off-the-beaten-paths you will visit one of the few dockyards where gondolas are still created in the present day. The tour will continue to the workshop where oars and the forcola are made.First available date: 23 03 2018
Venice Secret Gardens
Venice Secret Gardens are more than five hundred, hidden behind the façades of beautiful palaces or surrounded by high walls. Yet this natural heritage of the city is almost completely unknown to most visitors, and even to a certain number of locals. A very different way to see Venice.First available date: 23 03 2018
Safeguarding Venice private guided tour is about the protection of Venice cultural heritage. Since 1986 the site “Venice and its Lagoon” was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, meeting all the six selection criteria regarding cultural heritage. Today UNESCO is considering to move Venice to the List of the World Heritage in danger.First available date: 23 03 2018
Music in Venice
Following the traces of Music in Venice: this private guided tour is about the life of the most famous musician of Venice, Antonio Vivaldi, composer of the Four Season, and the world know Opera House, the Fenice, rebuilt after the disastrous fire of January 29th 1996First available date: 23 03 2018
Venice Intangible Heritage
Venice Intangible Heritage private guided tour to see Venice from a different point of view. Although the glorious Venetian Republic came to the end with Napoleon in 1797, some living expressions of the past Venetian society survived: the existing “Scuole” represent today the Intangible Cultural Heritage of VeniceFirst available date: 23 03 2018
Foreigners in Venice
Foreigners in Venice private guided tour is about how in the past Venice offered the possibility to many foreign communities to set up in Venice in order to ensure profitable business with different area of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Foreigners gradually integrated with the Venetian society and left their testimony in the City.First available date: 23 03 2018