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Unmissable Venice

The Doge's Palace and the Basilica of Saint Mark
The Doge's Palace and the Basilica of Saint Mark
Not to be missed for an understanding of the grandeur of the Republic of Venice and of its history. The Palazzo Ducale was the residence of the Doge and the seat of government and the magistracy, with courts, prisons and armouries. Next to it is the Basilica of Saint Mark, once the private chapel of the Doge and now the cathedral of the city, which holds the relics of Saint Mark the Evangelist. A thousand years of history, art and religious devotion are concentrated here, illuminated in the gold of its mosaics.
The secret itinerary of the Palazzo Ducale
The secret itinerary of the Palazzo Ducale
Far from just echoing the pomp and ceremony of the institutions of the Republic, and of the private apartments of the Doge, the Palazzo Ducale houses the offices of the Secret Chancellery, the torture chamber and the infamous Piombi, the prison in the roof of the palazzo. This tour takes us through narrow corridors and administrative offices. We will also see the cell in which Casanova was imprisoned, and the structure supporting the ceiling of the immense Sala del Maggior Consiglio where the Great Council of the Republic conducted its affairs.
From S. Marco to the Rialto
From S. Marco to the Rialto
In a thousand years of history Piazza San Marco has always represented the political, social and religious heart of the Republic. Leaving the Basilica of Saint Mark, the Palazzo Ducale, the Libreria Marciana, the Campanile and the Clock Tower, this tour winds through alleys, from campo to campo (the many squares of Venice), beside canals and over bridges in the quest of fascinating and little-known corners of the city, but without neglecting more famous places like the Bridge of Sighs and, of course, Rialto Bridge, the most ancient of the bridges over the Grand Canal.
The Frari and San Rocco
The Frari and San Rocco
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is a splendid Franciscan church which over the centuries has accumulated innumerable works of art ranging from the sculpture of Donatello to that of Canova and from the 14th century painting of Paolo Veneziano to that of the great Renaissance masters such as Bellini and Titian.

Just a few steps from the Frari is the Scuola di San Rocco, the prestigious seat of the Confraternity for which Tintoretto worked intermittently for some 20 years during which he created his masterpiece, a great cycle of works representing the history of the Old and New Testaments.
The Galleries of the Accademia
The Galleries of the Accademia
This is the largest collection of Venetian painting, where it is possible to see the greatest works of Venetian painters, from Byzantine panels by the masters of the 1300s, through the triumphant masterpieces of Venetian painters of the Renaissance such as Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, to 18th century views of Venice.