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Venice St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Guide and Tickets
Duration
Duration 4 hours
Type
Walking Tours
Calendar
Daily

Visit of the magnificent Doge's Palace and the beautiful St. Mark's Basilica to experience the splendor of Venice at the time of the Venetian Republic on a private tour with your personal guide and skip-the-line tickets.

Admire two of the main attractions in Venice by visiting the Doge's Palace, for centuries the official residence of the governor of Venice, and the St. Mark's Basilica, a place of spiritual power at the time of the Serenissima Republic of Venice in the golden years of the trade with Constantinople.

Private tour of Doge's Palace hosting the works of art of Titian and Tintoretto and admire amazing Byzantine mosaics at St. Mark Basilica including the Golden Pall and the external terraces.

Experience the spiritual atmosphere of St Mark's Basilica, the mosaics, the majestic architecture, and the sumptuous vestments that make of St Mark's Basilica a work of art of inestimable value. More than 8000 square meters of mosaic covering the walls, the vaults and cupolas of the Basilica.

Saint Mark Basilica was the Doge's Chapel until the fall of the Venetian Republic and later it was elected as the cathedral of Venice.

In Saint Mark Basilica you will learn about the scenes and special features of its splendid mosaics, the beautiful Golden Pall containing the relics of St Mark, the Museums and you will enjoy a great panoramic view of Venice from the external terraces with the four Horses of St. Mark.

You will visit the Doge's Palace which was once the official residence of the Venice's rulers and chief magistrates. Today, it houses a prodigious collection of paintings.

Here see Tintoretto's Paradise (the largest oil painting in the world), the dungeons and a collection of ancient weapons.

The Giants’ Staircase with the two statues of Mars and Neptune welcome you to the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Its two most visible façades look towards the Venetian Lagoon and St Mark's Square.

The Doge’s Palace housed political institutions during the period of Serenissima Republic and until the Napoleonic occupation was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the seat of the government and the seat of the palace of justice.

The Palace was once the official residence of the Venice's rulers and chief magistrates.
Today, it houses a prodigious collection of paintings of Tintoretto, Tiziano, Veronese and many others.

The most impressive room of Doge’s Palace is the famous Great Council Hall with the masterpiece of Tintoretto: the largest oil painting in the world.

Adjoining the Doge's Palace, the famous Bridge of Sighs connecting the Palace to the former ducal prison. The Bridge of Sighs, so named as from there it was the last view of Venice that prisoners saw before their imprisonment.

 

 

 


HIGHLIGHTS:
- 4 hours tour with your own private local guide
- Admire the more than 8000 square metres of mosaic covering walls, vaults and cupolas of the St. Mark’s Basilica
- The stunning Golden Pall and access to external Terraces with the four beautiful horses
- Visit the Doge's Palace that was the seat of power of the Venetian Republic
- Skip-the-line tickets to Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica to avoid long queues

 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
4 hours

Start Time Private Tour:
Morning Tour or Afternoon Tour

Pick up Point:
At the lobby of your hotel in Venice St. Mark area
or
in St. Mark square
- meeting point will be communicate with reconfirmation

Inclusion:
- Personal expert and licensed guide
- Admission tickets for St Mark Basilica, St. Mark’s Museum with Terraces of Horses, Golden Pall
- Admission tickets for Doge's Palace

Exclusions:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Admission fees to other churches and museums

On request:
Private motorboat transfer from your hotel out of St. Mark Area to St. Mark Square.

 

F.A.Q.

  • Why should I visit Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice?

Visiting Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice offers a multitude of reasons why it's worth your time:

1. Stunning Architecture: Saint Mark's Basilica is a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, showcasing intricate marble facades, opulent domes, and ornate mosaics. The basilica's exterior is adorned with sculptures, columns, and intricate details that reflect its rich history and cultural significance.

2. Historical Significance: As the cathedral of Venice, Saint Mark's Basilica holds immense historical importance. It has served as a symbol of Venetian power, wealth, and spirituality for over a millennium. The basilica's construction dates back to the 9th century, and its design reflects the city's Byzantine influences and ties to the Eastern Mediterranean.

3. Iconic Landmark: Saint Mark's Basilica is one of the most iconic landmarks in Venice and is synonymous with the city's unique charm and allure. Its distinctive domes and bell tower dominate the skyline of Venice and serve as a focal point for visitors exploring the historic center of the city.

4. Intricate Mosaics: The interior of Saint Mark's Basilica is adorned with some of the most exquisite mosaic artwork in the world. The shimmering mosaics depict scenes from the Bible, saints, angels, and other religious motifs, covering the walls, domes, and vaulted ceilings of the basilica. The mosaics are renowned for their beauty, complexity, and historical significance.

5. Religious and Spiritual Experience: For devout Catholics and spiritual seekers, Saint Mark's Basilica offers a sacred and reverent atmosphere for prayer, reflection, and worship. The basilica houses the relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist, making it an important pilgrimage site for Christians.

6. Cultural Treasure: Saint Mark's Basilica is not only a place of worship but also a cultural treasure trove filled with priceless artworks, relics, and artifacts. Visitors can admire the golden altarpiece known as the Pala d'Oro, intricate bronze doors, Byzantine sculptures, and other precious treasures housed within the basilica.

7. Panoramic Views: For those willing to climb to the top of the basilica's bell tower, known as the Campanile di San Marco, breathtaking panoramic views of Venice and the surrounding lagoon await. The climb offers a unique vantage point to appreciate the city's beauty and historic landmarks from above.



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