VENICE, THE POWER OF THE PAST, SHARED TOUR
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ST MARK’S BASILICA, THE DOGES’ PALACE, THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS, THE PRISONS
WITH A COMPLETE HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO VENICE
This tour operates:
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS
FROM 2.30 TO 5.00 PM from
May 1st until October 31st
Meeting point: St. Mark’s Square, by ‘Porta della Carta’,
at the exit of the Doges’ Palace (see picture below)
Price for this tour: Euro 60 per person (minimum booking 2 people)
Admission to Doges’Palace (not included) = 20 euros per person
(reductions for students and senior citizens available)
Maximum number of participants : 8 people
Duration of this tour : 2,5 hrs
Dress code and advice:
No shorts (knee high are fine) – no sleeveless (short sleeves are ok).
Our tours are intense and include quite a good amount of walking, good legs and good shoes are necessary!
As official city guides we can access St Mark’s Basilica through a priority entrance from April through October (as noted above, high tide and religious services permitting !)
St Mark’s Basilica with the spiritual, all-pervading light of its golden mosaics,
with its sumptuously colored marble floor, will introduce the theme of Venice’s
intense relations with Constantinople and the Eastern world.
After that your guide will spend some time at illustrating all the different buildings surrounding the two world famous Squares, the Piazza and the Piazzetta San Marco: the Library, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower…there’s a lot to say and see…!
We’ll then continue with a tour of the Doges’ Palace, seat of Venetian power for over nine centuries, a majestic, Moorish looking architecture built between the 14th and the 15th centuries.
Here you will learn about the rise, long life, and fall of
„La Serenissima“, the Most Serene Venetian Republic, a powerful maritime state that based its legendary wealth
on international commerce, ship building and diplomacy.
Amongst the ‘must sees’: the Golden Stair (la Scala d’Oro) by Jacopo Sansovino, the powerful paintings by Jacopo Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese, the enormous Council Hall (Sala del Maggior Consiglio) and the Armoury.
Cross the Bridge of Sighs we’ll visit the so called “New” Prisons, located on a separate building designed at the end of the 16th century to be a more humane and functional jail, still in use until 1922!