Nothing compares with seeing the splendid façade of St Mark's Basilica bathed in a golden afternoon light.
Embrace a millennium of glorious history as the sun glints off its domed sentinels and gleaming mosaics on this introduction to St Mark's Square and its splendid Basilica.
St Mark's Square was once the epicenter of the wealthiest and most powerful city in Europe, the crossroads to the medieval world's most fascinating places, a glorious homage to human ingenuity and faith in the merchant's skill - a game of chance.
Juxtapose this with the poignant reminder that this is a city slowly disappearing beneath the luminous waters of the Adriatic Sea, a sea that once ferried unimagined riches and made "La Serenissima" the world's most mesmerizing and mysterious city.
Experience with our talented Venice tour guides what "La Serenissima" means, and has meant, to Venetians over the centuries. See the hauntingly beautiful and aptly named Bridge of Sighs, where the sighs and cries of the condemned echo over the centuries, chasing reflections through the colour-dappled surfaces of myriad canals.
This tour enters St. Mark's Basilica* and we have planned this tour when it is least crowded.