The Doge’s Palace:
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, we 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 we will admire some of the most famous works painted by Tintoretto, Veronese and other important artists.
Finally we 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 Basilica:
St Mark 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, we 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, our professional guide will take us along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of byzantine art.
Among the priceless treasures shielded in the Basilica, we 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 of course, the golden mosaics, maybe the most famous feature of the cathedral.