Gothic Grandeur & Byzantine Beauty: Venice's Iconic Churches

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Visit three of Venice's iconic Churches: San Zaccaria Church, Basilica of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo and St. Mark's Basilica.

Highlights

  • Discover three of the most iconic churches in Venice
  • See Gothic and Byzantine styles in unique settings
  • Learn about the churches' rich histories and cultural roles
  • Immerse in the essence of Venice's heritage and lifestyle
  • Visit the unique crypt of San Zaccaria Church

Description

Experience the heart of Venice through its iconic churches, each a unique story of art, history, and architecture. This tour is a journey into the city's rich cultural tapestry, leaving you with unforgettable memories and insights. Our tour begins at the enchanting Church of San Zaccaria, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Venice. This church, dating back to the 15th century, is a testament to the rich history of Venice and its artistic heritage. The church is renowned for its splendid facade and its extraordinary art, including works by Bellini. Visit the San Zaccaria Crypt, an old, partially underwater space with a unique charm. It's a quiet spot that holds the tombs of Venice's early leaders, offering a peek into the city's past. Next, we'll stroll through the quaint Venetian alleyways to reach the Basilica of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city's largest churches. Known affectionately as 'San Zanipolo', this church showcases the striking Gothic architecture of Venice. It's a place where history meets art, housing magnificent paintings and the tombs of several Venetian doges. The church's majestic interior, with its towering ceilings and intricate details, offers a glimpse into the opulent past of the Venetian Republic. Our final destination is the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, a symbol of Venice's power and prestige. This magnificent basilica, with its opulent design and golden mosaics, epitomizes the splendor of Venetian architecture. The basilica's breathtaking interiors, adorned with Byzantine artworks, are a testament to Venice's historical connections with the East.

Includes

Qualified tour guide Entrance ticket to San Zaccaria crypt Entrance ticket to Basilica of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo Skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica Personal headsets to hear the guide better

Important Information

  • Please be aware that starting from April 25th and on certain dates, registration and payment of an access contribution will be necessary to visit the city of Venice. We encourage you to check all the information and procedures for registration or payment on the dedicated website of Comune di Venezia. In instances of high tide, access to the San Zaccaria crypt may become obstructed

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