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Afternoon in Venice

Codice Tour: T24
Id Tour: 42

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The Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the secret prisons - World travellers to the Rialto Bridge

 

Part One

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. The Doge's Palace symbolises all of this, as over the years it has represented the power and prestige of a great nation that became the "Queen of the Sea".

 

Part Two

Streets of life and history: the centre of the world between St Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge

 The walk takes us outdoors to cross the historic heart of Venice, in an area that lies between St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Here the protagonist is the life and noise of the famous streets, mingling with the swarming day to day traffic and the memories and continuity of trade, the fondaci (storehouses) and the markets of ancient Venice.

 

Highlights

- 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
- Explore the reconstructed Fenice Theatre and Opera House
- See the renowned Rialto Bridge
- Marvel at the hidden Contarini del Bovolo Stairs, jewels of Venetian Renaissance architecture

 

 


 

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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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