TOURS KEY POINTS:

 

1 – San Marco: the heart

2 – Doge's Palace: the brain

3 – The Square: the soul

MONOGRAPHIC TOURS :these tours are discovery occasions to know both an area of the city and a particular monument, visited through the eyes of an attentive observer. 

  • SM1 can take place during DAY or NIGHT upon arranged requests

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SM1 - SAN MARCO OVERVIEW

Have you just arrived in Venice and the historical city centre is still an enigma for you? Choose a short introduction tour which will introduce you to the Venetian toponymy (place names). Let yourself be surprised by the Grand Canal and its palaces. Get familiar with the glorious past and understand the present. The walk will lead you through "calli" and "campi" looking for precious monuments such as the Theatre la Fenice and the peculiar snail shape architecture of the Bovolo Staircase. The walk will start from Campo San Luca, by the central flagpole and end near Piazza San Marco.

Tour duration: 1 hour

Fortuny Palazzo Museum
Fortuny Palazzo Museum

Bovolo staircase
Bovolo staircase

Grand Canal reflections
Grand Canal reflections

Fortuny Palazzo Museum
Fortuny Palazzo Museum

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SM2 - SAN MARCO BASILICA

The Golden Basilica, the symbol of Venice par excellence. Visiting the Basilica means to discover the beating heart of Venetian civilization, a synthesis of prosperity, past splendour and complete devotion to the Patron Saint. It is the civil and religious temple of the Lagoon city, enriched throughout the centuries by precious treasures. The visit of the church will start between the two big stone pillars in the square, facing the water. On top of one pillar you will notice the statue of a winged animal, on top of the other an armed warrior. The guide will reveal the secrets of the two symbols and from there you will begin your experience.

Additional costs: eventual priority entrance ticket

Tour Duration: 1,5 hour

St. Mark's Basilica
St. Mark's Basilica

Meeting points: Columns
Meeting points: Columns

Clock Tower from Basilica terrace
Clock Tower from Basilica terrace

St. Mark's Basilica
St. Mark's Basilica

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SM3 –DOGE'S PALACE

 

The iconic place of Venice has its glorious past as a Maritime Republic, governmental headquarter and seat of all complex magistratures. The Doge's Palace will reveal its impressive gothic architecture, an outcome of different layering/stratification both architectural and precious decorative sculptural elements. Indoor the itinerary will show you the Institutional Rooms, you will walk where all important decisions of the Republic were taken and where they arranged the government of the city and its foreign dominions. The majestic pictorial decorations moreover will take the visitors to admire the highest results in Venetian Renaissance painting, observing masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese. The visit of the palace will start between the two big stone pillars in the square, facing the water. On top of one pillar you will notice the statue of a winged animal, on top of the other an armed warrior. The guide will reveal the secrets of the two symbols and from there you will begin your experience.

Additional costs: Museum ticket € 26,00

Tour Duration: 1,5 hours

The Columns of the Square
The Columns of the Square

Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace

Bridge of Sights inner view
Bridge of Sights inner view

The Columns of the Square
The Columns of the Square

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SM4 - CLASSIC
BASILICA & DOGE'S PALACE

The experience is the combination of tour SM2, that is the visit of the Basilica of Saint Mark, with tour SM3, the visit of Doge's Palace. We will meet under the porch of Museum Correr so as to admire both Saint Mark's Square and its Basilica in its entirety from outside and then approach the interior and discover its secrets. After the Basilica tour we will complete our experience together by entering into the spectacular Doge's Palace which will revear its history and curiosities that took place inside the war room of this iconic building of the Most Serene Republic of Venice.

Additional costs: eventual priority entrance ticket for the Basilica and Museum ticket € 26,00

Tour Duration: 3 hours

Venice skyline
Venice skyline

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Veronese
Veronese

Venice skyline
Venice skyline

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