VENICE FOR BEGINNERS - YOUR FIRST WALK IN TOWN

Thursday  18 July  2019  2:30 PM    Thursday  18 July  2019 5:00 PM
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VENICE FOR BEGINNERS - YOUR FIRST WALK IN TOWN
From 08 Jul 2019 to 08 Jul 2019
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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 person

maximum 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 000000;">info@walksinsidevenice.com     

 
Our small group tours are designed for those who would like to share our
Venice 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 000000;font-size:medium;">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

 

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Exit of the Doge's Palace, Porta della Carta , Venice, Veneto, Italy
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