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The gold of Venice

Codice Tour: T23
Id Tour: 12

The Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the secret Prisons - The treasures of the golden Basilica.

 

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".

 

 


 

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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.

 

Part Two

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. The iridescent mosaics of the interiors tell the stories of Saint Mark and episodes from the Old and New Testaments, while the mediaeval soul is captured in the saints appearing in the iconostases who act as guardians of the radiant Pala d’Oro and the Treasury of Saint Mark.

 

Highlights

  • Entrance to St Mark's Basilica from Porta San Pietro (St Peter's Door).
  • Visit inside the Basilica, pausing for an in-depth study of the mosaics of St Mark's.
  • Visit to the Pala d'Oro.

 

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Periods and Meeting Points

SEASON
APRIL 1 TO OCTOBER 31

Available daily  (except Sundays)
English, French, Spanish, German,
Saturday
Italian


MEETING POINT AND DEPARTURE DETAILS

From 1st April till 31st October 

10:35 AM - Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office
Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office


SEASON
NOVEMBER 1 TO MARCH 31

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


MEETING POINT AND DEPARTURE DETAILS

From 1st November till 31st March 

10.35 AM - Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office
Calle Larga dell'Ascensione between Museum Correr and the Post Office

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 hours

Guided Tour

Morning

Details

From 1st April till 31st October 

Adults: 65.00 € per person

Children under 3: free (reservation under Infant)

From 1st November till 31st March 

Adults: 69.00 € per person
Children under 6: free (reservation under Infant)

 

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