VENICE FOR BEGINNERS  YOUR FIRST WALK IN TOWN   St Mark's Square - the Basilica (with priority entrance) - a walk backstage in the Castello ar

VENICE FOR BEGINNERS - YOUR FIRST WALK IN TOWN

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VENICE FOR BEGINNERS - YOUR FIRST WALK IN TOWN Italy
  • Venice Italy
  • Start: Jul 18 2019 14:30
  • Finish: Jul 18 2019 17:00
  • Time zone: Europe/Rome
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    VENICE FOR BEGINNERS  YOUR FIRST WALK IN TOWN   St Mark's Square - the Basilica (with priority entrance) - a walk backstage in the Castello area - the Rialto Bridge - with a complete historical overview  This tour will start with St Mark's Square, the former political centre of the Venetian Republic, and will take you into St.Mark's Basilica, a 900 year old marvel of architecture, unique in Italy for its Byzantine and Medieval mosaics, its intricate stone and marble traceries and exuberant orientalizing domes (Our guide will be armed with a special pass, so you will skip the line to get in !)    Our guide will describe all the famous architectures (the Doges' Palace, Sansovino Library, the Bridge of Sighs, the Bell Tower...) and will provide a good historical introduction to the city: its genesis, maximum expansion and decline, through the course of time,spanning from the 9th to the 19th century !  After that, away from the crowds, we take a walk "backstage" to discover the unique layout of the city: bridges, fancy private palaces, narrow alleyways, large and small squares, elaborate stone well heads   You'll learn how to get oriented in this maze like city, how it feels living in a place like this, and how today's administrators deal with the maintenance of this fragile heritage, facing year after year  the risks of massive and unsustainable tourism!   We'll end our visit in the busy central area of Rialto, defined by historians "the Wall Street of Europe in the Middle Ages"to see the bridge - with a spectacular view on the Grand Canal -  and its famous surroundings The tour operates: MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 2.30 UNTIL 5.00 PM Meeting point : at the exit of the Doges' Palace (see picture here below): Price for this tour: Euro 60 per personmaximum number of participants :  8 people Dress code: no shorts - knee high is ok no sleeveless - short sleeves are fine As official city guides we can access St Mark's Basilica through priority entrance (high tide and religious services permitting !)               if you're a single traveler  please contact us before booking ! write us at info@walksinsidevenice.com       Our small group tours are designed for those who would like to share ourVenice walks with some other travelers.Tours will operate weekly from May 1st, until October 31st All tours are conducted in English by professional, expert guide-lecturers Send us a request at info@walksinsidevenice.com   We will be pleased to provide any further information or help. Daniela mobile  + 39 333 8324539 Roberta mobile   + 39 347 2530560 Sara mobile        + 39 335 5229714    FOLLOW US ON TRIPADVISOR: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187870-d2535123-Reviews-Walks_Inside_Italy_Private_Day_Tours-Venice_Veneto.html                          

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