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Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

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An amazing 2-hour guided tour in the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica to discover two symbols of Piazza San Marco. The tour starts in the imposing Doge’s Palace from where the Doge ruled the Venice Republic. Admire the Golden, staircase and the many breathtaking artworks. You’ll walk through The Bridge of Sighs to reach the prisons! Then you will enter in the breathtaking Basilica of Saint Mark, known as the Golden Basilica. The guide will bring you to admire the Pala D’oro and the stunning mosaics. The only tour there you can enjoy part of the visit comfortably seated in the middle of the cathedral. At the end of the tour you will enjoy also a free visit to a glass showroom where you will see a real craftsman at work. Enjoy the Audio guide with digital map to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. For an exclusive experience, choose the private option: enjoy a personal guided tour.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

Visit the imposing Doge’s Palace with its marvelous rooms rich of artistic artwork made by famous venetian artists. You will discover the halls of power where the Doge and the highest politicians decided the faith of the Venice Republic. In these rooms you will be stunned in front of the “Last Judgment” by Tintoretto, one of the largest paintings in the world. Then the guide will escort you down in the old venetian prisons, passing through the magnificent Bridge of Sighs!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

The guided visit will proceed to the Basilica of Saint Mark, known also as the Golden Basilica, thanks to its uncountable mosaics made of pure gold! The guide will explain the history and meaning of the masterpieces that decorate the cathedral. You will admire the incredible Pala D’Oro with its hundreds of precious stones and the Treasury of Saint Mark:  many precious items collected along the centuries!

Until the 30th August 2020, the guided visit to the Basilica will be done from the Terrace and the St. Mark’s Museum. So, you will enjoy a breathtaking overview of the golden Basilica from the Top! The Pala D’oro visit will not be available until the end of august.

At the end of the tour will be able to see a glass furnace, near St. Mark’s Square where real glass craftsman will create a unique item in front of your eyes.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco San Marco 52, 30124 Venice Italy

This special ticket allows you to visit by yourself the Palace in St. Mark’s Square:Old Royal Palace (Museo Correr), the Biblioteca Marciana and Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Here you will discover the Venice lifestyle in the past; the rooms of Sissi (empress of Austria) and the archaeological museum.

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

The two symbols of Venice are in the middle of the marvelous Saint Mark's Square.