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Amazing guided tour from Piazza San Marco to Rialto and then inside the Doge’s Palace! Follow the expert guide to discover the soul of Venice.
Start the experience entering in the imposing Doge's Palace: the old seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Doge 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!
Later, get a stroll through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.
The expert guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city.
The amazing routes includes Piazza San Marco with its uncountable monuments; Church of Ss. Giovanni and Paolo, known as the “Pantheon” of Venice; Marco Polo’s House; The imposing Rialto with its traditional markets!
You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie, the Museo Correr (old Royal Palace) with the same ticket! You will discover the way of life of the venetians, with paintings, library, coinage, sculpture. You will be entered in the secrets of Venice Empire, with description of Arsenale who produced the famous battleship Galea. You will visit the area built by Napoleon and the rooms restored for Sissi Empress Austria.
Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
Comfortable shoes suggested.
For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside Doge’s Palace: FREE DEPOSIT INSIDE.
For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.
DOGE'S PALACE TOUR:
The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you will find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower.
With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand (with many souvenir and newspapers): that one is the Venice Tours Assistance Point.
The newsstand is between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). You'll see a sign "VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT". The guide will have the sign "VOX CITY GUIDE".