Learn everything there is to know about the Byzantine era on this 3-hour walking tour of Venice. Begin at Piazza San Marco and take in the monuments, then head to the Curia of Venice to admire ancient art and enjoy a magnificent view of the treasury.
What to Expect
Enjoy a walk through the most characteristic and important places in Venice. Walk alongside your guide as he escorts you through the Serenissima Republic, recalling this unique city's past. Begin at Piazza San Marco and learn the origin and history of the main monuments including Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, the Bell Tower, and more.
Afterwards, head toward Santa Maria Formosa and listen closely to anecdotes related to this wonderful and essential square. Continue to Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo and discover the Pantheon of Venice. Next, take in the famous explorer Marco Polo's house and the Malibran Theatre.
Return to San Marco through the Mercerie and enjoy 1 hour of shopping or relaxing. Then, enter the Curia of Venice and enjoy an extensive collection of Byzantine art. Take in beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays while your guide explains the history and particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Pala d'oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art, and enjoy a view of the treasury featuring religious art collected over the centuries.
Afterwards, there is an optional trip you can take by private boat to Murano Island. Here you can visit a glass factory to learn about one of Venice's most established art forms. Some days, due to church services (on Sundays and religious feast days) or exceptional high tides, access may not be possible.
- Basilica tickets
- Audio-receiver device
Know Before You Go
The walking tour begins at 09:10 and lasts about 1.5 hours. A short shopping break, begin the second part of the tour at 12:00 and visit to the Basilica.