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  2. Veneto
  3. Venice

Venice: Power & Religion in Venice

Product ID: 129783
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Discover the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica in all its glory.
About this activity
Duration 135 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French
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
  • Admire the golden treasures hosted in St. Mark's Basilica
  • Have the pleasure to savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays
Full description
The Doge's Palace represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand year history. The halls of power, plunging visitors in a particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediate 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 tour with 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 the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while your guide will show you represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica.

Admire Pala d'Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. Enjoy a view of the treasury and see the splendor of the religious art collected during the centuries. At the end, an optional visit to a Glass Furnace for a touch of the Venetian greatest art.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Doge’s Palace
  • Basilica with audio receiver devices
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Under the Clock Tower at 10:30.

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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
• Proper clothing (no shorts or tank tops) is required while visiting the basilica
• For security reasons backpacks are not allowed
• 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 06/01/2018
• 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 and Saturday
• Languages during the summer season (01/04/2018-31/10/2018): English, German, French and Spanish daily
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 5 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.0/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.3/5

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