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Palazzo Ducale & Golden Basilica guided tour

Discover San Marco Square!

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Guided tour of The Doge’s Palace and the marvelous Golden Basilica!

Enter in the imposing Doge’s palace with its marvelous rooms, rich of history and incredible masterpieces made by great artists as Tiepolo and admire the Golden staircase: the main entrance for the halls of power where the Doge decided the faith of the Republic! Then Cross the Bridge of Sighs going down to the dark Venetian prisons, where many important figures were imprisoned, including Casanova.Absolute Venice Tour

Head to the Saint Mark’s Basilica: the five-dome Cathedral known also as the Golden Basilica due to the interior completely covered by pure gold mosaics! The guide will escort you in the byzantine masterpiece and will teach you its history and the meaning of the many biblical scenes in the church. See the breathtaking Pala D’oro with its uncountable gems and, then, enter in the Saint Mark Treasury: a stunning collection of relics and valuable items collected along many centuries.

With this special ticket you can visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square: (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman at work visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark’s square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.