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Ducal Venice

Codice Tour: T12
Id Tour: 11

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.

 

 


 

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Highlights

  • Departure from St Mark's Square, brief description of the history of the main monuments: St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
  • Arrival at S. Maria Formosa with a guided explanation of the "Campo", one of the most famous locations in Venice.
  • Continue to Campo San Giovanni e Paolo - a place of wonder and excitement. Description of the great Scuole di Carità (charitable institutions) and of the dwelling places of the Captains of fortune.
  • Arrival at the House of Marco Polo and the Malibran Theatre - a guided tour around a wonderful corner of Venice where ancient and recent history overlap.
  • Return to St Mark's through the Mercerie, the connection between Rialto and St Mark's, which has always been Venice's main shopping district.

 

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. 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".

 

Highlights

  • Enter the Doge's Palace and its internal atrium overlooked by four monumental facades. From this courtyard and its impressive theatrical scenery, you will climb to the first floor via the grandiose Scala dei Giganti (Giant's staircase) designed by Jacopo Sansovino.
  • A visit around the rooms of Doge's Palace and the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Grand Council Hall).
  • From the Doge's Palace, via the Bridge of Sighs, you will visit the adjoining Palace of Prisons.

 

  • Gallery Venezia 1
  • Gallery Venezia 2

 

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Periods and Meeting Points

SEASON
APRIL 1 TO OCTOBER 31

Available daily
English, French, Spanish, German
Sabato
Italian


MEETING POINT AND DEPARTURE DETAILS

9.00 AM - Next to the Clock Tower 

in St. Mark's Square next to the Clock Tower


SEASON
NOVEMBER 1 TO MARCH 31

Available daily
English
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
French
Wensday, Saturday, Sunday
Spanish
Monday, Friday
German


MEETING POINT AND DEPARTURE DETAILS

9.00 AM - Next to the Clock Tower 

in St. Mark's Square next to the Clock Tower

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
 

 

Duration

approx. 2.5 hours
 

Guided Tour

Morning

Details

From 1st April till 31st October 

Adults: 64,00€ per person
Children under 3: free (reservation under Infant)

From 1st November till 31st March 

Adults: 64,00€ per person
Children under 6: free (reservation under Infant)

 

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