Venice: Doge's Palace with St. Mark's Basilica & Gondolas

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Discover the St. Mark's Basilica and its breathtaking mosaics full of history. Enjoy an enchanting tour of the Doge's Palace and its prisons. End the activity with a gondola ride!

Highlights

  • Enjoy the visit to the Doge's Palace, the ancient seat of Venetian political power
  • Admire St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world
  • Board a gondola for a tour along the Grand Canal and minor canals

Description

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. The halls of power, plunging visitors in a particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediate following centuries. 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, relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.  Visit St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world. Enjoy the visit to this masterpiece of Byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy. Savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors while your guide shows you the represented biblical scenes, the history, and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Afterwards, board a gondola for a fascinating 30-minute tour along the Grand Canal and minor canals.

Includes

Local licensed guide Guaranteed to skip the long lines Admission ticket Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Important Information

  • Proper clothing (no shorts or tank tops) will be required while visiting the basilica
  • For security reasons, backpacks will not be allowed
  • The tour will not be guaranteed in adverse weather conditions

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