Venice: Skip-the-Line Golden Basilica Tour

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Description

Skip the line and enjoy a guided visit of the five-dome cathedral, the Saint Mark’s Basilica. Full of gold and art-masterpieces, it is in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1986.


A fascinating guided tour through the Cathedral of St. Mark, known as the Golden Basilica. The building itself is famous for the fact that its incredible mosaics consist only of gold. You will skip the long line and enter in the majestic church accompanied by an expert guide who will explain everything around you. You will be stunned in front of the five-domes decorated by renowned artists, and you can admire the “Pala D’Oro”, a breathtaking altarpiece composed by gems, diamonds and of course, by gold. Your guide will narrate the history of this byzantine artwork and its meaning. Discover the Saint Mark Treasury, a magnificent collection of relics and precious items collected along the centuries. You can listen to your guide as they explain the meaning of the many biblical scenes painted in the church. After the tour you will have the possibility to visit a glass factory close to St. Mark’s Square, here you will see a glass craftsman at work. (free and optional tour, the guide will advise you on how to participate). Discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. This mobile app includes a map which escorts you through the city, letting you decide what to see. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 120 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale the majestic Accademia Bridge and much more. Thanks to this app, you will also enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians.