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Inside Venice: Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica - Skip the line

HIGHLIGHTS

- Discover Venice most famous building and symbol

- Step into history and Ducal Venice

- Interesting facts about Venice's history and present

- Architectural masterpieces

From: € 0.00
Duration: 2H15 Approx.
Start Time: 11.00 am
Season: All Year Round
Meeting Point / Terminal: St. Mark's Square View meeting point with Google Maps - Piazza San Marco - Venice

The Doge's Palace & the St. Mark's Basilica are two among the symbols of Venice. But beside their stunning beauty and majesty, what really makes these places special are the stories and legendary characters behind them.
This is the heart of this tour, not only see Venice but really understand it thanks to a passionate, experienced guide who will take you on a journey among the symbols of Venice and the characters that made its history.
For centuries, the destiny of the Serenissima Republic was decided from the majestic halls of the Doge’s Palace, where the Doge and his Council used to meet and rule the Republic. Stepping through the magnificent halls, will be like going back to the time of the Republic of Venice, where priceless treasures, art masterpieces and frescos can still be admired today. This walk across time will proceed with a visit to the Prisons. A narrow corridor will take you there, by passing through the celebrated “Bridge of Sighs”; without too much imagination, this name does evoke prisoners’ sighs while looking at their beloved lagoon (and freedom) for the last time before reaching their cell.
Follows a visit to one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world: the St. Mark’s Basilica. As the name suggests, this cathedral is bound tightly to Venice patron: St. Mark. Here, in fact, are shielded the Saint’s remains. Besides the legendary stories surrounded the Basilica, this is an extraordinary example of Byzantine art as well as the living symbol of Venice’s bound with the East. The Basilica embodies a mixture of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian styles giving birth to a breathtaking architectural masterpiece. The Golden Mosaics covering the high walls are breathtaking, together with gold, silver, glass and precious materials. One of the highlights of the visit will be the Pala d’Oro (“Golden Pala”), an altarpiece made from hundreds of pieces of enamel stuck onto a golden leaf.

• Skip the line entrance ticket to Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace
• Personal headsets
• Qualified guide

* Food and drinks
* Hotel pick-up/drop-off

• Wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
• For security reasons backpacks are not allowed into the Basilica
• The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided
• Because of safety reasons all visitors have to get through metal detector checks, which might lead to a short line to enter the palace even if having a skip-the line access

Mandatory starting from August 6, 2021: Participants over 12 years old must present, together with the ID Card, their EU Green Pass or their own country document to proof one of the following:  to have received full vaccination; to have received first vaccination at least 15 days ago; to have had Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months; to have a negative test made no more than 48 hours before the activity. Those who will not present the required documents, will not be entitled to any refund

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