Part one: Visit the landmarks and historical sites of the city center (exteriors only)
This walking tour features all the most significant monuments that stand in testimony to the glorious past of Venice. Discover the thousand-year long history of the Serenissima, and learn how this island city became a cross-roads of civilizations and the Queen of the Seas.
Part two: Cultural visit to the interiors of the Doge's Palace and access to the prisons through the bridge of sighs
You enter the Doges Palace, the highest achievement of Gothic architecture in Venice, through the Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on the waterfront. The monumental complex was the symbol and center of the political and administrative life of the Serenissima. At once the Doges residence, seat of government and court of justice and prisons, the Palace was for centuries the symbol of the wealth and power of the Venetian Republic.
Part three: Visit to the interior of the St. Mark's Basilica and its priceless treasures
The greatness of Venice has always been reflected in the richness of St. Marks Basilica, the perfect synthesis of Venetian art and a unique blend of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements. Five Oriental-looking domes crown the shadowy, mysterious interior gleaming with golden mosaics, colored marbles, precious stones and pearls, and guarded by the four gilded bronze horses that stand proudly atop the central entrance. The glittering mosaics of the interior tell the story of St. Mark and episodes from the Bible. Its most famous treasure stands behind the altar in the sanctuary - the Pala dOro, a golden altar screen encrusted with jewels.
The tour includes, at the end of the first and the second part, 2 stops of 15 minutes each.