A combined walking city tour that allows you to discover the most important historical places and buildings of Venice.
Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance. You can expect to see campo Santa Maria Formosa, one of the largest squares in Venice with its church, named after its visitation of the Holy Virgin: campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo where you will be able to admire the famous church, the resting place of several Doges; and the equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni, an Italian mercenary Captain. The former residence of Marco Polo, probably the most famous Venetian merchant, and the Malibran theatre are also part of the itinerary.
On your return to Saint Mark’s Square you will be accompanied inside the Doge’s Palace where you will visit the halls where the Duke (Doge) and his Council controlled the fate of the Serene Republic, be surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpieces and discover the political history of Venice and its people.
You will be able to admire the paintings realized by some of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, amongst them, the world's largest oil painting by Tintoretto.
Passing through the famous Bridge of Sighs, you will reach the new prisons.
Finally you will visit the St. Mark’s Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice,
During the tour you will be able absorb the atmosphere whilst listening to your guide who will describe the biblical scenes represented throughout the building, together with history and particularities of this ancient Basilica.
Visit Saint Mark's Basilica first floor museum and see the famous horses and admire Saint Mark's Square from the Basilica's terrace.
This 3 hour and 30 minute combined tour concludes outside the Basilica, in Saint Mark's Square.
• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time;
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible;
• Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the Basilica;
• Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and the Doge's Palace;
• From the 1st of November to the 31st of March there is no skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica;
• At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square.
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