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VENICE, THE POWER OF THE PAST, THE EVERLASTING MYTH
St Mark's Basilica, the Doges' Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Prisons
St Mark’s Basilica with the spiritual, all-pervading light of its golden mosaics,
with its sumptuously colored marble floor, will introduce the theme of Venice’s
intense relations with Constantinople and the Eastern world.
After that your guide will spend some time at illustrating all the different buildings surrounding the two world famous Squares, the Piazza and the Piazzetta San Marco: the Library, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower...there's a lot to say and see...!
We'll then continue with a tour of the Doges' Palace, seat of Venetian power for over nine centuries, a majestic, Moorish looking architecture built between the 14th and the 15th centuries.
Here you will learn about the rise, long life, and fall of
„La Serenissima“, the Most Serene Venetian Republic, a powerful maritime state that based its legendary wealth
on international commerce, ship building and diplomacy.
Amongst the 'must sees': the Golden Stair (la Scala d'Oro) by Jacopo Sansovino, the powerful paintings by Jacopo Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese, the enormous Council Hall (Sala del Maggior Consiglio) and the Armoury.
Cross the Bridge of Sighs we'll visit the so called "New" Prisons, located on a separate building designed at the end of the 16th century to be a more humane and funtional jail, still in use until 1922!
This tour operates:
WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
FROM 2.30 TO 5.00 PM
Meeting point :St. Mark's Square, by 'Porta della Carta',
at the exit of the Doges' Palace (see picture)
Price for this tour: Euro 60 per person
Admission to the Doges'Palace (not included)
= 18 euros per person
(reductions for students and senior citizens available)
Maximum number of participants : 8 people
Duration of this tour : 2,5 hrs
Dress code and advice:
No shorts (knee high are fine) - no sleeveless (short sleeves are ok).
Our tours are intense and include quite a good amount of walking, good legs and good shoes are necessary!
As official city guides we can access St Mark's Basilica through a priority entrance from April through October (as noted above, high tide and religious services permitting !)
IMPORTANT : if you're on your own please contact us before booking !
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SMALL GROUP TOURS
Our small group tours are designed for those who would like to share our
Venice walks with some other travelers.
Tours will operate weekly from May 1st, until October 31st
All tours are conducted in English by professional, expert guide-lecturers
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We will be pleased to provide any further information or help.
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Booking with us will provide you with:
- the skills of a professional expert guide
- the insider's view and the warm and lively approach of a native Italian friend
- a deep knowledge of the artistic and historical heritage of each city, combined with a first hand experience of today's Italy.
-- right into the heart of Italy with your own personal expert....