Byzantine Venice (Walking Tour of Venice & The Golden Basilica)

Veneto/Venice

Take a stroll outdoors (no entries included) through the most characteristic and important places in the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling its past which is full of charm in this unique city. This is an essential tour for anyone who wants to really know Venice!
Route includes: 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 – 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 – Anecdotes coupled with past and recent history intertwine in this beautiful corner of Venice.

* Enjoy a full visit of the Basilica, a masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy. You’ll have the pleasure to admire the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors while our guide shows you its biblical scenes. You’ll get to know the history and the peculiarities 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 splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries. The privileged entry and the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice allow us to skip the line!

Proper clothing (no shorts or tank tops) in required. For security reasons backpacks are not allowed. 

  • Meeting point: Under the Clock Tower at St. Mark’s Square (by YEX Exchange Office) at 8:45am
  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins