Skip the line: The Golden Saint Mark’s Basilica
A guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world: The Saint Mark’s Basilica!
On this tour, escorted by a professional and passionate Guide, you will enjoy a full visit of this golden masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you’ll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics (the Basilica has 43,000 square feet of mosaic alonet!) and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities 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 Basilica is the perfect synthesis of Venetian art and a unique blend of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements with the Five Oriental-looking domes crown.
At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour “the Glass Craftsman at work” visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark’s square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.
- Timetable: from monday to saturday at 12:00 PM
- Languages: from April to October: English, German, Spanish and French: every day – Italian only on saturday. The visit is monolingual.
From November to March: English from Monday to Saturday – German on Monday and Friday – French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Spanish on Wednesday and Saturday. The visit could be bilingual.
- Duration: 1 hour (20 minutes more for the demonstration in St. Mark’s Square)
|Know before to go||
-Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
ST. MARK’S SQUARE – CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade).
-Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. From April to October is monolingual, from November to March the visit can be bilingual.