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Private Tour of Venice San Polo, Rialto and San Marco

1. Private Tour of Venice San Polo, Rialto and San Marco

Join this exclusive tour of San Polo, one of the smallest, busiest and oldest districts in the Floating City, to discover its must-see sights and hidden gems, from the Basilica Dei Frari to the world-famous Rialto Bridge. See some of the oldest houses and churches in the city and immerse yourself in fascinating stories about Venice’s history, culture and vibrant social life. Choose the 2-hour option to see the highlights of the San Polo and Rialto neighborhoods and visit the magnificent Basilica of Santa María Gloriosa dei Frari. Don't be disappointed by the basilica's modest Gothic exterior, as the interior hides the wealth of the Italian Renaissance. It's amazing architecture is complimented by a number of sculptures and paintings, including works of masters such as Titian and Bellini. It's an awe-inspiring space that has served the local community for centuries. As you wander along some of Venice's oldest streets lined with small medieval houses and merchants’ shops, your Private Guide will explain how during the Middle Ages this crowded neighborhood became the center of trade for silk, spices, precious metals, exotic woods and other goods. Head to the largest square in Venice, Campo San Polo to feel the buzzing atmosphere, smells and sounds, and learn about the famous Rialto Market, which has been in operation for more than 600 years. You will pass San Giacomo di Rialto, the oldest church in Venice’s Old Town, and end the tour at the popular Rialto Bridge, which has been connecting San Paulo to San Marco for over 400 years. It is a must-see in Venice! Choose the 3-hour option to also explore San Marco district and visit St. Mark’s Bell Tower to enjoy the best views over the Old Town and Grand Canal. During this extended tour you will walk from the Rialto Bridge to Piazza San Marco, which is the principal square in Venice, featuring prominent landmarks such as the beautiful St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. These buildings play a major role in the city’s history. The highlight of this tour will be admiring the city’s panorama from the viewing terrace of the Campanile (St. Mark’s Bell Tower) with skip-the-line tickets. Choose the 5-hour option to also visit Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) with skip-the-line tickets that allow you to jump the queue to this top attraction. The Doge’s Palace is an iconic example of Venetian Gothic and a treasure box of local history. Learn about the city’s Golden Age as you explore the luxurious Doge’s apartments, institutional chambers, the Old Prison, and the New Prison. Highlights include works by famous artists such as Titan, Veronese, and Tintoretto, and taking photos at the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the palace to its prison and offers an amazing view of St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon.

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