The monuments of Piazza San Marco: Doges Palace and Basilica.
This is a Venice walking tour , one of the best tours in Venice.
We will visit the political and religious center of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, St. Mark’s Square and its monuments. Firstly the Doge’s Palace, the seat of government of the Republic and the Doge’s private residence. Visit the Palace includes the halls of government and justice, the private apartments of the Doge, prisons and very famous Bridge of Sighs.
We will continue with the Basilica, where lies the body of St. Mark the Evangelist. We admire the wonderful golden mosaics depicting stories from the Old and New Testaments, the famous gold altarpiece decorated with enamels and precious stones, one of the masterpieces of Byzantine goldsmiths world’s most important, and climb to the loggia or terrace horses, where we will have a magnificent view of St. Mark’s Square and its monuments.