Inside Doge’s Palace and Golden Basilica, 10 unmissable points
Have you ever visited the protagonist of San Marco Square? A true jewel of the Serenissima Republic. Doges Palace with its incredible thousand-year history and hundreds of masterpieces will welcome you among its inner yards and spectacular saloons.
Save your precious time and reserve a skip the long lines ticket. The palace is also said by John Ruskin as ‘It is the central building of the world’. In fact, it is located right in the heart of the city of Venice.
Wander in the marvelous halls and corridors at your own pace. Admire Tiepolo and Tiziano works. Be stunned in front of last Judgment which is one of the greatest and largest painting in the world.
Scala dei Giganti, will blind you with its purely white marbles and refined lines, a definitely compelling and ancient made in Italy. Cross the Bridge of Sighs from the inside to reach the prisons where criminals were kept, including Casanova! Discover this historic fact about the most fascinating Venetian heart-breaker and his escape by gondola.
Unmissable Inside Itinerary (Doges Palace and Basilica)
Try our professional storytelling of the unmissable points to discover inside Doges Palace and Basilica of San Marco. Find out history and fascinating legends hearing the explanations. Download the App and let you delight with the impressive and imposing buildings of San Marco Square and its hidden jewels.
Discover Doges Palace and Basilica with our professional commentary created for you by a Venetian storyteller who is an expert in Venetian history, linguistics and theatre, but most of all he vividly loves his city. Trust his knowledge and passion to find the hidden pearls of Venice. He will let you fall in love with the city, letting you see it bright colors through his curious eyes.
You cannot lose in your Venetian vacation souvenirs one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world: The Saint Mark’s Basilica!
Find out the golden masterpiece of byzantine art and incredible gold mosaics (the Basilica has 43,000 square feet of mosaic alonet!) and marble inlays of the floors.
Basilica’s mosaics are composed by small golden tesserae. These were not all the same size, which were placed not in a regular pattern, all made intentionally. The angles of every small tesserae were slightly at odds with those next to it, creating this way a shiny vibrant effect from the natural light that entered from the ouvertures.
The only thing to do is to let you blind by this golden, shining and noble view!
The Basilica is free of charge entrance, but the queue outside is famous for being long. For this reason, we suggest you to buy the Skip the line ticket to enter inside and enjoy the commentary.
You can reserve your skip the line Basilica ticket just for 2 € in few steps, from the commentary App directly.
- Doge’s Palace opening Time: 08.30 – 20.30
- Basilica opening Time: 09.45 – 17.00
- Unmissable Commentary Languages: English
- Price (Doge’s Palace Skip the Line entrance ticket + Doge’s Palace and the Basilica Audio guide ) : 25,00 €