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 a relaxing Gondola ride trough the many Canals of Venice.
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, the Golden Basilica entrance ticket, gondola ride.