The memory of history

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After leaving the Venice Luggage Deposit, continue towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa where, surrounded by splendid palaces, you can visit the beautiful church of Santa Maria Formosa.

Then you will move to another famous camp in Venice, Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo, to admire the majestic equestrian monument to Bartolomeo Colleoni of Verrocchio, the Church of Saints John and Paul and the Schools of Charity.

After seeing the place where Marco Polo’s home was located in Venice, you can admire the splendid exterior of the Malibran Theater and return to St. Mark’s Square along the colorful Calle delle Mercerie, the famous shopping area between Rialto and San Marco.

The final stages of our tour will be the Palazzo Ducale and the Basilica of San Marco, two extraordinary visits to the centers of temporal and spiritual power of the ancient Republic of Venice.

Today, the seat of one of the most prestigious museums in Venice, the Civic Museum of the Ducal Palace, the ancient Palazzo dei Dogi is a true masterpiece of the Venetian Gothic. Originally constructed from the 9th century, and transformed in the course of centuries until the present-day appearance has been achieved, Palazzo Ducale has represented the power and grandeur of the Republic of Venice until its fall.

Among the sumptuous halls of the Palazzo Ducale of Venice, a complete visit to admire the extraordinary masterpieces of paintings, the sophisticated furnishings and the innumerable historical-artistic treasures hidden in the precious environments where long history of Venice has been decided.

This short, impressive tour will then end in the millennial walls of the Basilica of Saint Mark. Originally built to house the precious relics of St. Mark, trapped by two Venetian merchants in Alexandria, Saint Mark’s Basilica assumed the role of a cathedral only in 1807, having maintained for centuries the role of palace palace church Ducal.

 

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