part I : San Marco, the Basilica & Doge’s Palace
The monuments of Piazza San Marco: Doges Palace and Basilica
We will visit the political and religious center of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, St. Mark's Square and its monuments. Firstly the Doge's Palace, the seat of government of the Republic and the Doge's private residence.
We will continue with the Basilica, where lies the body of St. Mark the Evangelist. We admire the wonderful golden mosaics depicting stories from the Old and New Testaments, the famous gold altarpiece decorated with enamels and precious stones, one of the masterpieces of Byzantine goldsmiths world's most important.
(entrance fees excluded)
part II : Grande Canal boat tour
Embark on a private boat that will take us to tour the Grand Canal in Venice, defined as "the most beautiful avenue in the world," talk of its monuments, churches and palaces, but also the people who inhabited it, nobles, artists, courtesans, homes haunted, anecdotes, legends, trivia and either says-that-says. We will return to the Square throught some smaller channels across the most popular and lively neighborhoods of the city.