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Venice’s Castello and San Marco: what the guidebooks left out

created by Marca Venice-local who’s a tour guide by day and musician by night.
49 reviews

26,00 per group (1-5 people)

Play anytime within the next 3 months

When was your last ‘a-ha!’ discovery moment? This fun self-guided walk takes you through the Castello District and towards Venice’s Crown Jewel, piazza San Marco. Once you arrive at the most famous site in the city you will realise that its fame and beauty hide many secrets and mysteries that are left out of the guidebooks. And that is what this experience is all about! Follow in the footsteps of our local creator Marc – a Venice-based guide and musician, solve location-based riddles, and discover the lesser-known side to the Floating City.
This playful walk across Venice’s Castello and San Marco sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Venice or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

We know you’ll love our experiences, but if this is your first, rest assured - you can solve up to three riddles and still get a full refund, or in case of the Wonder Walks - all subscription plans come with one week free trial. See our T&Cs here.

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12 riddles.
1,5 – 2 hours. 1 – 3 km.

Start on Campo San Giovanni e Paolo.
End on Campo San Bortolomio.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:
The impressive Danieli Hotel.
Lesser-known corners of the San Marco Square.
The famous Rialto Bridge.
Intriguing stories behind surprising street names.
A beautiful and quirky bookshop.

Play 7 days a week, during daylight hours.


You’ll receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 3 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game magically opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads. Super easy.

If it rains, take a break and wait for some sunshine, you can continue where you left off, or share the email with your teammates in case you run out of battery.

We recommend playing in a team of 1-5 people.

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49 reviews for Venice’s Castello and San Marco: what the guidebooks left out

  1. Team Affi

    no comment
  2. Venetian Blinds

    no comment
  3. Juergen

    A lot of fun. Thanks for this great idea.

  4. Medlpübi

    no comment
  5. De Wylinskes

    Fun and very hot!

  6. mc test

    no comment
  7. Ju’smarried

    Good for descover Venise with own times
    Great job !!!
    Notes: the tabaco shop is closed but you say wine bar in place.
    And thé danieli is closed also.

  8. Tonika

    no comment
  9. BaLi

    We had a belast! A very fun way to discover facts and hidden spots

  10. Gli Incorlino

    Fantastica esperienza, abbiamo visto piccoli tesori nascosti di venezia che non avremmo mai visitato senza questa guida. Come, per esempio, l’antica libreria con la scala fatta da libri.
    Abbiamo impiegato 2 ore abbondanti, andando spediti, ma fai un bellissimo giro di Venezia scoprendo anche le storie dei vari personaggi di rilievo veneziani.

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All our trails are created by locals. Buy the one that intrigues you the most. After the purchase, you’ll receive a link to your game via email.

2. Ready, set, go!

Go to the game’s starting location indicated in the email (play anytime up to 3 months from the purchase). Tap the Play button and the game will magically open in your phone's browser!

3. Find secrets

With each riddle solved, new cryptic directions will take you from one hidden gem to the next. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations on your way too!

4. Win!

Play for the fastest time and get listed on our leaderboard. Or, take your time and share your best adventure photo using #secretcitytrails. Both might lead to a free game!

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