A walk through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city.
A walk through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. An essential tour to understand Venice!! 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 square: history and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo: the "Doge’s Pantheon", the Great School of Charity, the Captains of Fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre. Anecdotes, past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco square through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping. Board a gondola for a tour along the Grand Canal and minor canals.The tour will then continue with the visit of St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! Enjoy the visit of this masterpiece of Byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy. Have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show 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 splendour of the religious art collected along the centuries.At the end, an optional visit to a Glass Furnace for a touch of the Venetian greatest art.