Piazza San Marco, Basilica and Pala D’oro Guided Tour
Guided tour inside St. Mark's Basilica. Visit to the extraordinary Pala d'Oro (the Golden Pall)
- Guided tour to discover the heart of Venice
- Focus on the visit of the Basilica
- Visit to the Pala d'Oro (the Golden Pall) kept inside a wing of the Basilica
What you can expect:
To truly understand and learn the history of Venice, we must start from St. Mark’s square, the beating heart of the political, religious and judicial life of the ancient Republic.
Piazza San Marco has not always had the aspect we all know nowadays: Over the centuries, it has undergone many transformations adapting itself to changes in life, customs and governments that have followed one another. Can you imagine that originally the square was used as a vegetable garden or that a defensive canal once surrounded the Doge’s Palace? Our guide will reveal all the secrets guarded by the most famous square in the world, illustrating you the most important buildings and monuments and giving you an overview of the history of Venice.
The visit will then continue inside the marvelous Basilica of San Marco, also known as the Golden Church due to the majesty of the treasures stored inside it and the golden mosaics that decorate its walls. Symbol par excellence of the greatness and power of the Republic of Venice, the Basilica preserves the remains of San Marco, stolen, according to the legend, in Alexandria by two ingenious Venetian merchants.
The tour ends with a visit to the Pala D'Oro, unique artwork for refinement and beauty kept inside the Basilica. Enriched since the 10th century by precious stones, enamels, gold and silver, the Pala d'Oro is exhibited to the faithful only on particular religious celebrations.
Duration: about 2 hours
Operative according to the Basilica calendar
Children 0-5 years are free of charge
Entrance ticket to St. Mark's Basilica and Pala d'Oro s is included. We reccomend to wear appropriate clothes for a place of worship.
Change your voucher into a regular ticket at the meeting point
Campo San Luca, in front of Bucintoro Viaggi travel agency (arrive strictly 15 minutes prior to departure).
We reccomend to wear appropriate clothes for a place of worship. Entrance with voluminous bags and bagpacks is not allowed.
NOTE: In case of variation on your reservation please contact us by mail or phone 24 hours before your service (subject to avaliability).
It's recommended to book the tour at least 24 hours before the selected date.