An unforgettable tour not to be missed! The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of Venetian political power. Youll experience with a qualified and experienced guide who will show you the halls of power, plunging you into a very special setting: the European Middle Ages and the centuries immediately following. Youll be surprised at the rich details of the gold staircase, at the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.
The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to enter without waiting. Entrance ticket also gives you access to the following palaces around St. Marks Square that you may visit by yourself: Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. You will discover the way of life for the Venetians, with paintings, libraries, old coinage, and sculptures. You will also have the opportunity to visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi, the Empress of Austria.
Later, a promenade by gondola that will take you along the canals of Venice, one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Enjoy the cruise through the citys most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal.
During your pleasant ride, you will admire Desdemonas House and Mozarts House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) De le Ostreghe leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace. When you reach the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of S. Giorgios Island, Saint Marks with its Bell-tower and Doges Palace.