The Golden Basilica

Under the Clock Tower, in St. Mark's Square St. Mark's Square
With our professional local guides, visit the Basilica of San Marco

one of the symbols of Byzantine art, of Christianity, and of the magnificence of the thousand years of the Republic of Venice: come to discover the more than 1000 m2 of gold leaf mosaics that earned it the name “Golden Basilica”, its decorative flooring with precious polychrome marble inlay, and its long history which saw its transformation from palatine chapel to Cathedral.

The tour will also allow you to admire the Pala d’Oro,a magnificent Byzantine work made of gold and decorated with precious gemstones and enamels set around images of Jesus Christ during his apostolic period. It was commissioned from renowned Greek goldsmiths in AD 978 and was displayed during the most important rites celebrated in the Basilica of San Marco.


  • Suitable attire is required for entry to the Basilica. NO shorts or tank tops.
  • For security reasons, backpacks are NOT allowed.
  • On some days, entry to the Basilica may not be possible due to religious functions or exceptionally high water. In such cases, the tour may be postponed to the following day or, alternatively, refunded.

Meeting point

Under the Clock Tower, in piazza San Marco, please be shure to arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins.
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Tour language: English

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€ 32,00
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Important information
• Guided group tour.
• Personal headsets linked to the guide’s microphone.
• Skip-the-Line ticket for entrance.
• The tour is in English language.
Anything not specified in the description.
You can cancel your tour without penalty up to two days in advance. Otherwise the reservation is not refundable