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We took a vip night time tour of the Basilica and visited also the outside during the day. It is glorious and we learnt so much from our guide. Being inside with just 15 other people at night time and seeing the mosaics lit up...More
We chose to go on a Monday morning at about 10am.. there were no cruise ships about..so there were no queues..although your not meant to take photos all the tourists were, so I sneaked some too..The pictures speak for themselves...enjoy.
We queued to get in, the queue was long but moved very quickly so don’t let that put you off. Beautiful inside, we didn’t pay, we just looked around at the free bit. Inside you can light a candle and say a prayer if you...More
Have done the after hours tour twice. Beautiful! About sixteen of you in the church and it’s so quiet.You can see the amazing floors,get taken down into the crypt. When you enter in a very dim light they get you to sit whilst they put...More
This is a well kept religious site. The Q may be large but is worth the wait. It is not permitted to take any pictures inside and dress to respect the church - shoulders covered and shorts below the knee.
The treasure room contains lots...More
We reserved a “skip-the-line” time slot for our visit. For two persons this was 6 euro. It seemed to have been a good idea, because there was a long line to get in to the normal entrance. We had a short wait when our time...More
In the middle of St Mark’s square lies the biggest basilica i’ve ever seen in Venice! Guards are also strict in bag checks, we cannor bring big backpacks inside. A must-see, must-visit place, especially to pray.
It was November, and everyone local commented on how crowded it was in Venice. The historic flooding was just in abatement by November 1-2 but yet it was terribly crowded. The line was long to get in to the basilica - we skipped it. Took...More
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
I did not take a tour and don't regret doing so. I'm not sure what a tour costs though, so it's dependent on how much you want to know. Most things you could probably read through a guide book or finding information online... More
I did not take a tour and don't regret doing so. I'm not sure what a tour costs though, so it's dependent on how much you want to know. Most things you could probably read through a guide book or finding information online. I'd say it's a personal preference, but we still enjoyed it without a tour guide if that helps?!