Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Blog

Visit San Marco

Doge’s Palace, the Columns of Mark and Theodore and St. Mark’s Basin

Doge’s Palace The Doge’s Palace, the centre of Venetian power, residence of the Doge and home to the judiciary, this is where the governance of the city took place. Visually, it is the perfect example of Venetian gothic architecture, as Ruskin put it: the perfect fusion of East and West. What we see now is the third reconstruction of the Palace, dating…

Scuola San Marco, Basilica SS Giovanni e Paolo, Monumento Colleoni

Scuola Grande di San Marco Ruskin called the mesmerizing façade of the Scuola Grande di San Marco ‘the most refined building in Venice’. The choice of bright marbles, spotted with porphyry red medallions, give a sense of serenity and calm; which is in contrast with the monochrome brick-façade of the Church next to it. There…

Piazza San Marco, Cafè Florian, Campanile and Loggetta and Basilica of San Marco

Piazza San Marco You are now entering Piazza San Marco. This is the true heart of Venice, which Napoleon called “the most elegant drawing-room in Europe”. If you face the Basilica, behind you stands the Museo Correr, entirely dedicated to Venetian history; to your immediate right are the Procuratie Vecchie, the former offices of the Republic’s administration with an arcade of shops and the Café Quadri,…

Palazzo Ducale Tour – History

The Palazzo Ducale, in Piazza San Marco, is the main attraction of Venice with more than 2 million of visitors every year. A must-do to discover the splendor and richness of the ancient Republic of Venice. Inside the Palace there are some of the most important Italian artworks as “the Paradise” by Tintoretto or many masterpieces…

INSIDE THE PALAZZO DUCALE: HISTORY OF 8 UNMISSABLE POINTS

The Palazzo Ducale have some many things to see that you’d take one entire day to see the whole Palace (1 day without the secret parts!). If you want to discover the best parts of the Palazzo Ducale, just look here below, we have written the 8 points that, for its political, historical and artistic…