Unearth Venice’s hidden ancient history with an exclusive tour of the city’s libraries and archives. Peek at rare books and precious manuscripts, rarely available to the public. Be regaled with fascinating tales by expert curators and captivating historians.
The tour features stunning buildings such as the Fondazione Cini Library, the Library San Francesco della Vigna and the Biblioteca San Vidal. In just three hours, hurtle back 1600 years to the birth of La Serenissima.Book your tour
History of Venetian Fashion
Marvel at the secrets of Venice’s exquisite sartorial past. Enjoy exclusive access to the opulent Palazzo Mocenigo, Ridotto Venier and a private palace. There, 300 years’ worth of refined clothes, sparkling jewels and sophisticated accessories await discovery. These treasure troves will reveal fascinating details about the fashion history of the city’s bygone elite.Book your tour
GLORIOUS GIUDECCA ISLAND
Explore the laidback glory of Giudecca island, a treasured gem in the Venetian Lagoon. Meet the men who fish for moeche, a classic snack of soft-shelled green crabs. Master the waters with champion female rowers. Uncover the secrets of traditional gondolas with a visit to Squero Crea, the boatyards. Or, travel back in time to a secret pharmacy dating back to the 16th century. An authentic exploration for any curious adventurer.Book your tour
From Venice With Love
Venice’s palaces and waterways have always inspired film-makers. Let our guide reveal the stories behind every famous setting. We’ll whisk you away to the best film locations in Venice, honoring the city’s link the the star-studded Venice Film Festival.
As you weave through the streets, see iconic movie scenes come alive. A video and personalised guidebook make the perfect mementoes of your trip. Back at the hotel, marvel at our unique photography exhibition by Terry O’Neil, showcasing the stars who have graced Hotel Cipriani’s hallowed halls over the years.Book your film tour
Savour the sweet life at a gentle pace with a slow bike ride along the sandbars of Lio Piccolo or on Sant’Erasmo island. The island is known as the green heart of Venice and provides a natural paradise for Barena Honey bees.
Visit the beehives, owned by a local family and end the tour at il Miele del Doge where you’ll sample delicious local products. Alternatively, head to a local farm for a relaxing pony ride across the island.Book your lagoon tour
Scala Del Bovolo Sunrise
Board a complimentary shuttle to St. Mark’s Square early morning while the city sleeps. Take a stroll through the deserted streets—they belong to you at this time of day.
Reach the exquisite arches of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and climb the spiral staircase. At the top you’ll find the finest views in Venice, and a breakfast served as the sun rises. There’s no finer start to the day.Book your tour
The bacari are lively hubs in which generations of Venetians gather to exchange news and stories over a glass or two of specialist wine.
Discover the best and most unusual of these wine bars as you wander along the picturesque canals.Book your bacari tour
No trip to Venice would be complete without a romantic boat ride.
On our private tour you can explore the 100 small islands that make up the city. Contact our concierge to arrange a tailor-made excursion.Book your private tour