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    Ducal Venice -- Walking Tour and Doge's Palace

    HALF DAY TOUR Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of VENICE. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!

    DEPARTURES

    Daily

    • Professional Guide

    • Venice walking tour

    • The Doge's Palace entrance ticket with reservation

    PRICING DETAILS

    $77 per person

    Venice Walking Tour

    ITINERARY

    The tour starts in PIAZZA SAN MARCO, where our local guide will reveal you all the secrets about the origins and the history of its main monuments: the San Marco Basilica, the Palazzo Ducale, the Bell Tower and the Procuratie. We will then proceed to Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, and other places of interest such as Marco Polo’s House. We will finally return to San Marco through the Mercerie, the vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

    The visit continues inside the PALAZZO DUCALE, which represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of paintings, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic.

    You will live it together with our local guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous or hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed!