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  2. Veneto
  3. Venice

Venice: Beauties & Traditions of an Ancient Power

Product ID: 129804
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Discover the Doge's Palace, the ancient seat of the Venetian political power. Enjoy a walking tour of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, passing by Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo, Rialto Bridge in addition to a gondola tour.
About this activity
Duration 210 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the visit to the Doge's Palace, the ancient seat of Venetian political power
  • Have a stroll by admiring the beauties of this wonderful city
  • Board a gondola for a tour along the Grand Canal and minor canals
Full description
The Doge’s Palace represented for centuries the seat of Venetian political power. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpiece paintings, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand year republic.

The halls of power, plunging visitors in a particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately 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.

Continue the visit with a guided tour of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, passing by Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo and Rialto Bridge. Followed by a gondola for a tour along the Grand Canal and minor canals. 
Includes
  • A skip-the-line ticket for the Doge’s Palace and audio receiver devices
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Shared gondola tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Under the Clock Tower at 14:00.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• Languages: English daily
• The tour does not include Piazza San Marco
• The gondola tour does not include language services
• This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions