Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!!
Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square.
Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune.
Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice.
Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
After the walking tour there will be the inside visit of Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace)
The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a Guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.
An unforgettable tour not to be missed!
Then you will have the inside visit of the Golden Basilica, a guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world!
On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire The Pala d'oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY FROM APR TO OCT:
ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN - Everyday
ITALIAN - Saturday
LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY FROM NOV to MAR:
ENGLISH - Everyday
FRENCH - TUE, THU, SAT
SPANISH - WED, SAT
GERMAN - MON, FRI
This Tour includes: professional guide, Doge's Palace entrance ticket, Golden Basilica entrance ticket.