Inside Venice: The Golden Basilica and Doge´s Palace

 

Inside Venice: The Golden Basilica and Doge´s Palace

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Visit two of Venice’s most characteristic and beautiful buildings on this double tour of the Palazzo Ducale and the Golden Basilica. Discover an unparalleled insight into the wonders of the Queen of the Adriatic’s glorious past. Don´t miss out on an unforgettable educational and fun experience. Highlights - Explore the ancient political and religious centre of the Republic of Venice - Admire one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world - Optional visit to a glass factory Begin the day with a visit to Doge’s Palace, or Palazzo Ducale in Italian. Located near the spacious Piazza San Marco, stepping inside this construction is like jumping into a time warp that zaps you back to the European Middle Ages. As you explore its immense interior, contemplate the masterpieces of painting that line the walls, as well as other opulent decorations such as the breathtaking golden staircase, which leads to the first floor, where the duke and his council controlled the future of the republic. Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs which connects to the Doge´s Palace and relive the anguish that the prisoners endured. Delve into the sinister prisons, where the legendary Giacomo Casanova was held. Leave behind the earthly treasures of the Palazzo Ducale and get in touch with the heavenly ones of the Golden Basilica. Also known as the Basilica of San Marcos, this extraordinary cathedral is a masterpiece of byzantine architecture, unparalleled in the rest of Italy. Alongside your tour guide, prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, admire the shimmering golden mosaics and the marble inlays of the floors as you learn about the biblical stories depicted in the cathedrals decorations.
 

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Fully guided tour with admission included. 
 

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To join your tour please go to: Under the clock tower in San Marco Square. Tour start time: 1045am between November - March and 1030am between April - October. Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes St. Mark's Basilica may be closed to the public without prior notice and during religious ceremonies. Entrance into churches requires appropriate dress code.  Shoulders and knees must be covered. Tour will not operate in case of bad weather. Tour operates in English Language. Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you. In case of emergency: Supplier can be reached at 0039-041-8877560 (from 09.00am to 7.00pm from Monday to Friday and Saturday from 09.00am to 12.30pm). Out of office hours + Sundays - emergency phone number: 0039 3484418829 In Destination telephone support line ITALY +390697627165 In Origin telephone support line +34971211630
 

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