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  2. Veneto
  3. Venice

Venice: Byzantine Wonders Tour

Product ID: 129777
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Walk through the most characteristic and important places in history for Venice through the millennium of the life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city.
About this activity
Duration 150 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
  • Stroll around the most fascinating city in the world
  • Enjoy the visit of St. Mark's Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine art
  • Have the pleasure to savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays
Full description
Walk through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice through the millennium life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm for an essential tour to understand Venice. Visit Piazza San Marco and learn about its origins, history and description of the main monuments such as the Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Then head to Santa Maria Formosa Square.

Hear about the history and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square such as the Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the "Doge’s Pantheon," the Great School of Charity, the Captains of Fortune, Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre. Learn anecdotes of the past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Then, return to San Marco Square through the Mercerie, a vital connection between the Rialto and San Marco and the main street for city shopping. For the St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world.

Enjoy the visit of this masterpiece of Byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy. Have the pleasure to savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while the guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Pala d'Oro, an exquisite example of the Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. Enjoy a view of the treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries. At the end, an optional visit to a Glass Furnace for a touch of the Venetian greatest art.
Includes
  • A skip-the-line ticket for the basilica and audio receiver devices
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Under the Clock Tower at 08:45.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• The tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
• This tour does not operate on Sundays and other religious holidays, on 01/11/2017, 08/12/2017, 25/12/2017, 01/01/2018 and 06/01/0218
• The tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
• Proper clothing (no shorts or tank tops) will be required while visiting the basilica
• For security reasons, backpacks are not allowed
• Languages during the winter season (01/11/2017-31/03/2018): English daily; German on Monday and Friday; French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Spanish on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
• Languages during the summer season (01/04/2018-31/10/2018): English, German, French and Spanish daily