Our expert guides will walk you through the history of this unique and beautiful city starting with the world famous St Mark’s Square surrounded by historic buildings from the Procuratie Vecchie e Nuove (homes and offices of the administrators of St. Mark’s Church Holdings) to the Napoleonic Wing (built by Napoleon after raising the S. Geminiano church to create a Ball Room) from St. Mark's Bell Tower (rebuilt exactly where it was and how it was in 1902) to the stunning Clock Tower ending with the Basilica masterpiece of Byzantine Art.
The historical tour continues to the Doge's Palace built in Venetian Gothic style, one of the main landmarks of Venice. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice, opening as a museum in 1923. One of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
You will walk in the footsteps of the Doge of Venice through the halls of Venetian power, an exclusive historical and cultural context: the European Middle Ages and the glorious centuries of Venice Republic. Our expert tour guide will show you the Giants’ Staircase guarded by Sansovino’s two colossal statues of Mars and Neptune, which represents Venice’s power by land and by sea, surrounded by images painted by famous artists who made this Palace truly magnificent.
A corridor leads over the Bridge of Sighs, built in 1614 to link the Doge’s Palace to the structure intended to house the new prisons where you will feel the echoes of the prisoner’s desperation we will lead you into the Palace of Prisons to understand the life of those people once confined in the Venice dungeons.
Private tour on request, advance booking required.
Includes, High speed Train tickets transfer from Rome to Venice, guide, Doge’s Palace tickets.
This tour will let you discover the famous and beautiful city of Venezia... a marvel of Art, History and Architecture.
Featuring the fabled San Marco square, The S. Marco Basilica with its famous Bell tower and Bizanthyne Mosaics, The Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace, Ponte Rialto, Ponte Dei Sospiri and all of breathtaking sights of the enchanted ‘Queen of the Adriatic Sea’
Meeting point is in Via Germanico 16, 00192 Rome.