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The Golden Basilica

Codice Tour: T3
Id Tour: 3

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Visit to the interior of St Mark's Basilica and the priceless treasures preserved within.


St Mark's Basilica has always been the symbol of Venice's wealth, power and good fortune in which many artistic styles are assembled and combined, from Byzantine to Gothic, blending Romantic elements with those from the Romanesque period. Five Oriental-style domes crown the profile of the Basilica embellished with golden mosaics, coloured marble, pearls and precious stones. Four bronze horses stand proudly at the entrance to the Basilica and the mosaics within narrate stories from the bible with minute images. With this tour you can visit the interior of St Mark's Basilica with priority access via St Peter's Door. This entrance allows you to admire the lunette of the main portal decorated during the Romanesque period according to typically Western custom. Once you enter the Basilica you will have the opportunity to appreciate the gilded mosaics the Basilica is famous for and the city's symbol of wealth and good fortune. Some of the most important symbols can be found in the dome of Genesis and Creation, with twenty-six scenes that begin with the creation of heaven and earth. Lastly you will be able to admire the famous Pala d'Oro preserved in the Basilica chancel, with a large antependium in gold, silver, enamels and precious stones. Its series of enamels is amongst the most relevant of its kind. Some date back to the mid-twelfth century (the Pantocrator, the archangels and the festivals) and are very valuable pieces, typical of the Byzantine art of the time. The drawing technique applied to create the figures depicted is particularly elegant and their creation required remarkable technical virtuosity using the cloisonné method.



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- 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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Periods and Meeting Points

From 25th March to 02nd November

Monday - English / French / German / Spanish 
Tuesday - English / French / German / Spanish 
Wednesday -  English / French / German / Spanish 
Thursday -  English / French / German / Spanish 
Friday - English / French / German / Spanish
Saturday - English / French / German / Spanish / Italian


11.00 AM - Campo San Zaccaria, San Marco 4683/G - oposite side of San Zaccaria church - The Tour Shop





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



Approx. 1 hour

Guided Tour



From 25st March to 02nd November

Adults: 39,00 € per person
Children under 6: free (Infant)



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