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  4. Piazza San Marco

Venice: Highlights of Piazza San Marco Guided Walking Tour

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Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Piazza San Marco learning about the history, tales and legends surrounding this famous square.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • Join a walking tour to see the top highlights of Piazza San Marco
  • Journey into the past of the glorious Venice Republic
  • Discover the endless history of the famous piazza
  • Hear secrets and tales of Venice from your guide
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Explore Piazza San Marco on a guided walking tour. Find out why this is the most important square of the city, and why it was the political center of the Venetian empire. 

The first stop is the Doges’ Palace, the former residence of the Doge, where the Venetians were doing business or organizing the famous crusade against the Muslims. Then, see the breathtaking Golden Basilica with the famous horses carried from Constantinople, a symbol of the cultural influence from the Byzantine and Roman empires.

Cross the arcade under Napoleon's Palace, built by the emperor to enjoy a modern Ballroom and to admire the Royal Garden that was built for Sissi, the Austrian Empress.

Next, admire the astronomic tower and the Renaissance clock that overlook the square. Finally, see the famous Bridge of Sighs and the Prison Palace, from where only Casanova managed to escape.
  • Guided walking tour of Piazza San Marco
  • Expert live guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Luggage or large bags
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• The tour could be bilingual if there are not adequate numbers for tours in separate languages
• In case of exceptional bad weather the tour can be postponed to the day after or it will be refunded
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Product ID: 384127