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Edimburgo, la Venezia del Nord | Embrae, the Venice o the North



Edimburgo, la Venezia del Nord | Embrae, the Venice o the North

A Free Walking Tour of Edinburgh’s Venetian Buildings 

Wikipedia lists Stockholm - and 39 other northern European cities – as claiming to be the Venice of the North. Auld Reekie is not on that list. Change all that with a free guided walking tour, in English, of Edinburgh buildings influenced by the architecture of Venice and the Veneto countryside.

Gather in the Swedish café Soderberg (Meadows), Middle Meadow Walk, EH3 9GG – from around 10.30am, to leave at 11.00 for the start of the talk outside the University of Edinburgh visitor centre and gift shop, S.E. corner of Bristo Square.

The walk is 2 miles (3 km) long from Soderberg Meadows via Bristo Square, Chambers Street, Parliament Square, The Mound, Princes Street, St. Andrews Square, and finishing around 1.15pm at the National Portrait Gallery, Queen St – a 19th.century take on the Doge’s Palace.

Led by retired town planner Gordon McFarlane, previously in Edinburgh Council’s Conservation planning team, a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a New Town Guide.

The guided walk is free but please contact Laura Scott at


Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Time: At 10:30 am

Organized by : Saltire Society Edinburgh Branch

In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh

Entrance : Free