St Mark's Church and the Doge's Palace

The Grandeur of State

St Mark’s Church and the Doge’s Palace: this visit is a must and will take you to the heart of Venetian history. For centuries Saint Mark’s Square acted as the backdrop to the State’s main activities. A tour of theDoge's Palace sumptuous halls of power in the Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the Serenissima government, offers an insight of Venice efficient and fascinating political life. Admire the paintings extolling the Myth of Venice, its conquests and diplomatic successes. Titian, Paolo Veronese, Jacopo Tintoretto are only some of the big names of the Renaissance whose works are displayed in the lavish rooms of the Doge’s Palace. You’ll also have the chance to see the largest painting on canvas in Europe that have hung on the same wall since 1591.

The Doge’s Palace was also a place of justice and punishment. During this tour you will also cross the famous Bridge of Sighs to get to see the former, notorius dungeons of Venice. 

Relive the pomp and ceremony of one of Europe’s most prestigious capitals and visit St Mark’s Church, now the city’s cathedral. It was once both the Ducal Chapel and a reflection of State magnificence. One of the oldest buildings in the city, St Mark’s basilica offers the opportunity to learn more about the very special relation between Venice and this church. You’ll be dazzled by its golden mosaics and precious marbles, the Pala d’Oro and famous four horses, works of art that have turned the church into one of the most beautiful monuments in the world.

DURATION:   2  hours

TOUR PRICE:   € 170.00

St Mark’s Basilica: €  6.00 (skip-the-line), 
Doge’s Palace: €  30.00; reductions € 15.00

The tour price is for a party of 1 to 8 people, and doesn’t include admission fees. 
Should your party have more than 8 participants, please contact us for a quote.


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