From Tuesday to Saturday at 10:45am



Under the Clock Tower in Piazza San Marco



English or Bilingual


Discover the two most important places in the history of the Republic of Venice: Doge’s Palace, the center of the temporal power, and St. Mark’s Basilica, the symbol of spiritual power and religion.

– St Mark’s Basilica
– Doge’s Palace
– Bridge of Sighs
– Opera Museum
– Golden Pall


Don’t miss the opportunity to visit two of the most prestigious buildings in Venice, overlooking St Mark’s Square. You will visit Palazzo dei Dogi and its precious interiors, and St Mark’s Basilica, which has for centuries guarded the precious relics of St. Mark.

This fascinating tour will also give you the opportunity to visit the famous Bridge of Sighs, and a complete and detailed excursion between the beautiful artwork of the many artists, the Opera Museum, the Giants’ Staircase and the Golden Staircase, the Institutional rooms, the Doge’s apartment and other incredible treasures.

During the visit of St Mark’s Basilica we will explain the scenes and special features of the mosaics and admire the beautiful Golden Pall, a true masterpiece of the goldsmith’s art.

Important Information

– During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is BILINGUAL, because explanations will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.
– Dress code: shoulders and knees have to be covered to enter inside the churches.
– Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with rubber soles.
– Walking tour.
– Food & Drinks are not permitted.

Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons. The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to prohibit visits and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons. In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark’s Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place.

Meeting Points

Under the Clock Tower in Piazza San Marco


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