Skip the Lines: Guided Tours to Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica


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  • Skip the Lines: Guided Tours to Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica

Venice, Italy

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Trip Type:   Skip-the-Line Tours
Duration:  2 hours
A skip-the- lines guided tour to discover Venice's architectural gems and historical symbols: The Doge's Palace and the St Mark's Basilica.

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A skip-the- lines guided tour to discover Venice's architectural gems and historical symbols: The Doge's Palace and the St Mark's Basilica.The Doge’s Palace is one of the most important symbols of Venice. For centuries, it has represented the seat of the Venetian political power. In its majestic rooms, the Duke and his Council for centuries controlled the fate of the Serenissima surrounded by hundreds of masterpieces of painting art. Visiting its halls of power, gold staircases and the important paintings, you will have the opportunity to go back in time and breathe the charming atmosphere of the place where Byzantine and Orient architectures run into each other. Inside the Palace, admire some of the most famous works painted by Tintoretto, Veronese and other important artists.Finally you will feel again the anguish of the prisoners, who after crossing the well-known Bridge of Sighs entered in the darkness of the prisons (famous for having hosted Giacomo Casanova).

St Mark's Basilica could represent the place where Eastern and Western architecture run into each other, as majestic in its exteriors, as reach in the history it witnessed and represents. Here, you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St Mark and how his ruins came to rest and be shielded here. A tour not only to see Venice, but to experience this city through its history and glorious past, still shining in its historical sites and legendary characters.
Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, your professional guide will take the group along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of Byzantine art. Among the priceless treasures shielded in the Basilica, you will have the chance to admire the Pala d’Oro, a fine example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones, and the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art. And, of course, the golden mosaics, maybe the most famous feature of the cathedral.




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