Bando Regione Veneto



Mystery Guided Tour

Venice – There is no end in sight for the onslaught of mask thefts that has recently struck Venice. The latest victim is a famous collector who as late as yesterday morning became aware that he had lost (maybe forever) a wonderful 1769 original mask.

Unfortunately, the police have been unable to come up with a promising lead, since every theft seems to have been cunningly planned by a person who knows Venice very well and knows how to act undisturbed in total anonymity. Now attention is turning to the last, great masterpiece of Venetian artisans, the famous diamond-studded mask that will be exhibited in St Mark’s Square in the next few days.

Everyone is fearing that the thief might strike before that time and security measures have been raised to the highest levels, but … will it be enough?

A few days before the beginning of the exhibition an envelope is found containing notes, letters and documents belonging to the thief … The material recovered contains a list of things to do, all linked to specific places in the historic center of Venice. Thanks to the experience of the guide who will accompany you in this exciting private detective tour of Venice, you will be able to follow the list and understand what is hiding in the places chosen by the thief… Will you succeed in deciphering his notes and help the police stop him before he steals the mask?

Thanks to the guide’s riddles, wordplays, maps, legends and interesting historical explanations you will feel totally engrossed by a treasure hunt-like experience touching well-known locations as well as off the beaten track ones. Is the thief a lone wolf or relying on accomplices? How did he manage to hide his identity all this time? What are the details of his cleverly designed plan to steal the diamond mask? Which route will he choose to fool the police and their checkpoints throughout the historic center? These are just some of the puzzles you will try to solve during this brand new mystery gametour in Venice that combines history and legend in an unmissable adventure!

Wandering through Campo San Tomà, San Aponal, Campo San Giacometto, the Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square, you will be plunged into this adventure and feel part of an exciting race against time to stop the thief and prevent him from carrying out yet another coup… Step by step, his plan will be slowly unveiled … But how will you know if your efforts have succeeded? The answer will be given to you only at the end of this original Venice interactive mystery tour!

Starting point: Campo San Tomà

Itinerary: Sant’Aponal, Gobbo di Rialto, Ponte di Rialto, Campo San Bortolomio, Piazza San Marco

Duration: about 2 hours

The booking is available throught the Veneto Inside portal.

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