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San Francesco del Deserto Island Private Tour from Venice

Embark on an Exclusive Journey to a Hidden Oasis of Tranquility and History


  • Nature
  • Religion
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Escape Venice's crowds on a private boat to the serene San Francesco del Deserto, a hidden gem blending tranquility and spirituality

Delve into history at the 13th-century monastery with a guide, uncovering unique spiritual connections that make this tour exceptional

Experience the luxury of a private boat, immersing yourself in the island's peaceful ambiance, creating lasting memories of serenity

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours


09:00 - 15:00


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

What's Included
  • Blue Badge Qualified Guide
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Meet & Greet your PrivateGuide at your Hotel/Accommodation
  • Water Taxi from/to your centrally located Hotel/Accommodation
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

Sites you’ll visit

  • San Francesco del Deserto Island
  • San Francesco del Deserto Monastery
  • San Francesco del Deserto is a tranquil island in the northern Venetian Lagoon, near Venice, Italy. Home to a Franciscan monastery established in the 13th century, the island offers a serene retreat with well-tended gardens, a charming chapel dedicated to St. Francis, and a peaceful cloister. Accessible by boat, this secluded gem invites visitors to experience a blend of history, spirituality, and natural beauty, away from the bustling crowds of Venice.
  • San Francesco del Deserto Monastery, founded in the 13th century on a tranquil island near Venice, Italy, is a haven of historical and spiritual significance. Surrounded by lush gardens and a well-preserved medieval cloister, the monastery includes an intimate chapel dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. Accessible by a serene boat journey, this secluded retreat offers a unique blend of history and spirituality, providing visitors with a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Venice.

Tour description

Embark on a transformative journey of tranquility and spirituality with our "San Francesco del Deserto Private Boat Tour" from Venice. Escape the bustling canals of Venice and set sail across the Venetian Lagoon to the serene haven of San Francesco del Deserto. This exclusive experience unfolds with a private guided tour of the island, revealing its rich historical and spiritual significance.

As you approach San Francesco del Deserto, be captivated by its tranquil beauty and the sense of isolation that envelopes this peaceful island sanctuary. Delve into the island's past with a visit to the 13th-century San Francesco Monastery, adorned with captivating architecture and serene gardens.

Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the monastery, sharing captivating stories of the Franciscan monks who once resided here and the island's profound connection to Saint Francis of Assisi. Immerse yourself in the solitude and peaceful ambiance of San Francesco del Deserto, taking in the natural beauty, breathing in the fresh sea air, and absorbing the tranquility that defines the island.

This journey includes a private boat transfer, a guided exploration of the monastery, and ample time to explore the island's serene environment at your own pace.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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