A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the ancient history of the Serenissima Republic, recalling a past full of charm.
Start from Piazza San Marco and discover the origins, history, and description of the main monuments like Saint Mark's Cathedral, The Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
Then admire Santa Maria Formosa and its history and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - the 'Pantheon' of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune, Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre.
Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, crucial connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
After, visit the Doge's palace that represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In its splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic.
You’ll be surprised by the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.
Using the same ticket you'll have the opportunity to visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square under the name of Procuratie.
You will discover the way of life of the Venetians, with paintings, library, coinage, sculpture.
At the end of your activity, you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.