Treasure Hunts

Save Venice has a long tradition of creating treasure hunts for our biennial Galas in Venice. While they are all about having fun while exploring the city, the goal is also to have visitors discover some of it’s lesser known neighborhoods and treasures. Training your eyes to pay attention to the details that are often overlooked is lots of fun for the whole family. Some of the hunts also have puzzles and word games.

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Venice in the Abstract:

A hunt by Michael LaPlaca

This Treasure Hunt marks a departure from our traditional booklet form and instead is a fun to use fan of clues. Holding the clue up and scanning the hunt area is fun for the entire family. There are 7 outdoor hunts throughout Venice.

Designed by Michael LaPlaca and printed in 2015.


Sounds of Venice Treasure Hunt

A hunt by Michael LaPlaca

This Treasure Hunt focuses on the sounds of Venice — both actual and those easily conjured. Starting at the Accademia Bridge and ending up in Piazza San Marco, stroll through the back streets of Venice paying particular attention to the sounds you hear along the way.

Designed and illustrated by Michael LaPlaca and printed in 2012.


Venetian Hunts and Puzzles

A hunt by Michael LaPlaca

Each hunt in this book has a special theme. It will take you to museums, churches and the Doge’s Palace. Additional puzzles, crossword, and a hunt for the most iconic image of Venice’s Republic, the Lion of Saint Mark.

Designed by Michael LaPlaca and printed in 2006 with funding from the Arthur L. Loeb Foundation.


I Batocchi di Venezia

Among many of the unnoticed treasures of Venice are its Batocchi, (doorknobs and knockers). These charming ‘sculptures in bronze’ — large and small, old and new, rare and commonplace — are everywhere. A children’s favorite, no reading required.

Text by Bob Guthrie with illustrations by Douglas M. Sardo and printed in 1993.


Saints in the 6 Sestieri

This Treasure Hunt consists of six walking tours that will take you through churches in the six sestieri of Venice.
Designed and illustrated by Douglas M. Sardo with walks by Jennifer Lees. Printed in 2001.


Venetian Epigraphs

Epigraphs are found throughout Venice – on exterior walls, pavements etc. This hunt features thirty epigraphs with seven bonus “impossible” to find clues.

Hunt by Beatrice & Bob Guthrie. Illustrated by Douglas Sardo. Printed in 1995.