Embark on a 2-hour tour of the most iconic buildings in Venice. Learn about the history of the city, its administration, and important public organization from your professional guide. Marvel at the great ancient artwork of talented artists like Tintoretto and Veronese.
Stop At: Doge's Palace, Veneto
Join the guided group tour which starts at St Mark's Campanile. From here on as you walk towards the entrance doors of the Doge’s palace as the guide will give a little insight into the history of the Venetian dukes, council, and stories about the political powers and controllers and the epic rise and fall as a European trading power. You’ll skip the long line with priority access, with the guide and go straight inside.
Once inside, the guide will introduce you to the features of the palace and the history of the Republic of Venice. In the grand rooms, you’ll see hundreds of artistic masterpieces and as you explore the hallways, you’ll see and learn about the magnificent golden staircase with Byzantine and Oriental architecture masterpieces collided on the walls. The guide will escort you and point out some of the most famous works of Tintoretto, Veronese and other important artist’s artwork for you to admire.
Your tour doesn’t end there, you’ll have the access to armory which contains a vast collection of armaments and weapons from different periods and to the prisons to see the realism of the scenes created by the many artists who decorated the building.
After discovering the mysterious yet admirable palace with great artwork, you’ll discover the legendary Bridge of Sighs which is connected to the prison from the Doges Palace. Finally, feel the anguish of the prisoners, who after crossing the bridge entered into the darkness as the guide and you will cross the Bridge of Sighs, peeking out at the crowds below for the last time just like the prisoners in the 18th century.
Before the tour ends, the guide will reveal stories of the council, political history, institutional bodies deputed to government and justice of the Venice Republic