WALKING TOUR OF VENICE
Every morning (Excep. Dec 25 – Jan 1)
Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!! Route: Piazza San Marco – Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa – History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo – The “Pantheon” of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre – Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
Duration: Approx. 2h
Starting Time: 09.00 (clients must be at the meeting point at 08.45).
MEETING POINT: Under the clock tower in San Marco Square, near “Yex” exchange office.
Language: ENG / SPA / FRE / GER: Daily – ITA: only Sat;
THE DOGE’S PALACE
Every morning (Excep. Dec 25 – Jan 1)
The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a Guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed!.
STARTING TIME 11.15 am (clients must be at the meeting point at 11.00)
THE GOLDEN BASILICA
The tour doesn’t operate on Sundays, religious holidays or religious events and Jan 1.
A guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you’ll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire The Pala d’oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.
STARTING TIME: 12.30 (clients must be at the meeting point at 12.15).
GONDOLA RIDE + DISCOVER VENICE
Every afternoon (Except. Sept. 7 – Dec. 25 – Jan 1 – In case of bad weather the gondola part cannot be guaranteed)
A romantic and relaxing afternoon. Outdoors visit with the Tourist Guide of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, passing by some special places: Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo, Rialto Bridge. And then our guide will take you to a gondola dock, where you can enjoy a trip on the most beautifil boat in the world, the gondola.
Starting Time: 15:00 (clients must be at the meeting point at 14:45).
Language: ENG / FRE: Daily – GER: only Mon / Fri – SPA: Tue / Wed / Thu / Sat / Sun;
HALF DAY EXCURSION TO MURANO, BURANO & TORCELLO (ISLANDS TOUR)
After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant’Elena and the Lido famous beach resort, the boat arrives at Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here you have 40 minutes for a visit to one of the factories, and discover the magic of glass. The second stop will be at the pictoresque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace, but also for the fishermen’s houses painted in bright colours. The stop will last about 30 minutes. After a short sail, you’ll reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the lagoon. Only the cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remains as testimony of its former glory. This stop lasts about 30 minutes. Then the boat will make its way back to St. Mark’s Square.
Starting Time: 09.30 or 14.30 (clients must be at the meeting point at 09.10 or 14.10).
Language: ENG / SPA / FRE / GER / ITA: Daily;
NOT OPERATING: If the total number of pax that will attend the tour is less than 8.