Venice is more than just a city on the Grand Canal. Ready to dive deeper into its culture and history? Visit the grand seat of the Patriarch of Venice – Saint Mark’s Basilica. Located on the eastern end of Saint Mark’s Square. Napoleon once called it “the drawing room of Europe”.  And he was right. For this is where religious, social, and political powers came together. Royalty also played a part in the city’s history. Doge Palace is the cornerstone of royalty. The Bridge of Sighs and Rialto are limestone masterpieces. See through the beauty of the canal as you walk past them. Discover another side of Venice. Let the city wash you down with its majestic history.

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Route & Duration

2 hours
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    The Saint Mark's Basilica

    One of the most-visited sights in Venice, The Saint Mark’s Basilica is a beautiful example of Byzantine and Gothic styles. The church is located in Saint Mark's Square, which was the political and religious center of the Republic of Venice.

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    The Doge's palace

    The Doge’sPalacee was the residence of the head of state (called the "Doge") of the Republic of Venice. The palace s wonderfully decorated both outside and inside, and the visitors can explore the Doge's apartments, the Institutional Chambers and even a prison.

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    Saint Marks square;

    The largest and the most important square in Venice, Saint Marks square contains famous buildings such as St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace. The place represents Venetian history and culture, and is a major attraction for visitors from all around the world.

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    Bridge of Sighs;

    The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most visited and photographed landmarks of Venice. The enclosed limestone bridge connects the Doge Palace with the Prigione Nuovo (new prison). The name of the bridge refers to the heavy sighs of convicts crossing the bridge and knowing they were probably seeing Venice for the last time.

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    Rialto Bridge

    The Rialto Bridge is a stone arch bridge over the narrowest point of the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice. Built in Renaissance style, it is the oldest bridge in Venice and still operating and taking in millions of tourists every year.

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    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

    You will visit the largest church in Venice which took nearly one century to build. Inside the church, you will be surprised by beautiful works of art by artists like Giovanni Bellini or Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The Basilica also contains tombs of 27 doges, which were buried in this majestic church.

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    Equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni

    In from of San Zanipolo basilica in Venice lies a statue of Venetian condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni. Have a look and explore the true masterpiece of Renaissance art.

Meeting Point

St. Mark's Square, in front of the Lion of Venice sculpture (Piazza San Marco, 30100 Venice)
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.