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Absolute Venice

Codice Tour: T123
Id Tour: 15

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The universe of the Republic of Venice, "Repubblica Serenissima" - The Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the secret Prisons

 

Part One

Visit the monuments of Venice, a city of glory and supremacy

We are right in the heart of the city to visit the most famous locations in the history of Venice. The splendour of the thousand-year history of the Republic of Venice flows before us: its civilisation, enlightened government and supremacy over the seas and the Mediterranean nations.

 

Part Two

Cultural visit to the Doge's Palace and access to the ancient Prisons via the Bridge of Sighs

You will enter the Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on a tour that will take you inside the Doge's Palace, a masterpiece of Gothic art in Venice. The Palace was the symbol, and the centre, of the political and administrative life of the "Repubblica Serenissima" and its power over the seas and the many people of the Mediterranean. Sumptuous governmental rooms, private rooms for the Doge's pleasure, impressive rooms for public justice, rooms for causing fear and imprisoning enemies of the city.

 

Part Three

Visit St. Mark's Basilica and discover its treasures

Venice has always been proud of the affluence of St Mark's Basilica, a perfect reflection of its endeavours and its proximity to the Orient. Here Venetian art is a sumptuous amalgam of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements in celebration of God and the endeavours of the Republic of Venice. The five domes of Oriental inspiration enclose fabulous treasures: precious white marbles, blue enamels and pure gold mosaics. On the central terrace there are four bronze prancing horses in front of the façade.

 

Highlights

- St Mark's Square (St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie);
- Santa Maria Formosa
- Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo
- House of Marco Polo and the Malibran Theatre
- Return to St Mark's through the Mercerie, the vital road between Rialto and St Mark's and the city's main shopping district.
- Skip the line and enjoy a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace
- See the residential offices of the Venetian government
- Admire the superb Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture
- Discover masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, and Bellini
- Relive the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs
- Go to the prison where Casanova was incarcerated, and which he later escaped
- Enter St. Mark’s Basilica through the St. Peter’s Door with skip the line access
- Visit the Basilica interior and hear a detailed description of the gold mosaics
- Admire the gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro

 

 


 

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Things to Remember

On request all excursions can be organized privately

  • Each participant is required to present himself promptly to the meeting place
  • The delay at the meeting point or the non-presence are grounds for cancellation of the right to reimbursement
 

 

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