Saint Mark's Square, the Basilica & the Doge's Palace

Tour Number

Activity Level

401858


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), German (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

The center of the Venetian Power


Ever since its origins, Piazza San Marco has always been the political and religious centre of Venice, with the Doge Palace, headquarters of the Venetian Government, today an extraordinary museum where one can view the Institutional Halls of the Serenissima Repubblica, the apartments of the Doge, the Prisons, and admire extraordinary master pieces of Venetian art, amongst which, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.

The Basilica of San Marco: the "Golden Basilica" with its glass and gold leaf mosaics, the Four Horses of San Marco brought from the East, the High Altar with the Pala d'Oro covered with precious stones, and the tomb holding the remains of the Patron Saint.
The Piazza, "the most beautiful sitting room in the world" surrounded by the Procuratie, closed from the Napoleonic Wing, with the Clock Tower, where San Marco's Bell Tower is "el paron de casa" (the landlord), Venice's oldest and highest bell tower.

Itinerary

-Saint Mark's Square and its official and ancient buildings and monuments
-Saint Mark's Basilica, the heart of the Venetian religious life, with its 8000mq of mosaics and its works of art
-Doge's Palace: the official rooms of the Venetian Government, unique paintings by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese; the Prison; the Bridge of Sighs

St. Mark's church is open Mon-Sat 9. 45am-5 pm
Sun 2. 00-4. 00 pm

Please be sure to have with you something to cover your legs and your shoulders.
Backpacks are not permitted in the Cathedral and in the Doge's Palace. They must be dropped off in deposit.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We could meet on Saint Mark's Square between the two big columns (nearby the column with the winged lion); we could also meet at the lobby of your hotel if you're staying in the Saint Mark's area. Please let me know where your hotel is!

End location: Saint Mark's area.

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

My service as a private licensed guide and Art Historian for 3 hours.
Full fare admission to the Doge's Palace.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Euro - Admissions:
- Priority admission in Saint Mark's church € 4,00 p.p.
(from April 1 to october 31)

- Doge's Palace € 20,00 adults / € 13,00 students and children

NOTICE:
from 10 people on, it is mandatory to use individual audio-receivers at the price of 3,00 euros per person.

What’s Extra

Admissions:
- Priority admission in Saint Mark's church 4,00 € p.p.
(from April 1 to october 31)

- Doge's Palace 20,00 € adults / 13,00 € students and children

NOTICE:
from 10 people on, it is mandatory to use individual audio-receivers at the price of 3,00 euros per person.

Restrictions

As a licensed guide I have no restrictions at all.

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Message Arianna G.

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