This tour will lead you on an exclusive itinerary not available to the regular visitors.
Enjoy a privileged moment in one of the most beautiful churches of Christianity – the Basilica of Saint Mark in the heart of Venice. Saint Mark's is called “Golden Basilica,” for good reason. Aside from the over 9,560 square yards of glorious mosaics, the church holds treasures beyond compare – and quite a few of them are not visible to the general public. Follow your professional guide and see some of the magnificent and lesser known aspects of Saint Mark’s Basilica, such as the Baptistery and the Zen Chapel, as well as the Cathedral's Treasure, including the Golden Pall (Pala d'Oro), arguably one of the most precious objects in the world.
- Tour departs in front of San Clemente's door at Saint Mark's Basilica
- Tour must be reserved at least 2 working days in advance
- Tour lasts 1 hour
Tour is available from Tuesday to Saturday as follows:
- April to October: at 11am, 12:15noon, 2:45pm and 4pm
- November to March: 10:30am and 11:45am
English and Italian
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, tour cannot be canceled nor refunded.
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This tour will lead you on an exclusive itinerary not available to regular visitors. Follow your professional guide and see some of the magnificent and lesser known aspects of Saint Mark’s Basilica.
From the start of the visit you will feel privileged. You will be comfortably seated in the center of the Cathedral, where you'll hear an introduction of the thousand-year long history of Saint Mark's Cathedral in Venice.
After this taste of Saint Mark’s fascinating history, your visit will continue to locations usually closed to the public. This part of the tour will take you to the Baptistery and the Zen Chapel - built as a funerary chapel for Cardinal Giambattista Zen at the time of his death in1501, with mosaics depicting scenes from the life of Saint Mark - and to the Treasure of Saint Mark and the Golden Pall. The silver and gold Pala d'Oro is the high altar retable considered one of the most accomplished examples of Byzantine craftsmanship, and arguably one of the most precious objects in the world.
Tour price per person: € 21.50
Free for children up to 5 years old