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      VENICE FOR BEGINNERS in Venice

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      May 2, 2012 - October 27, 2012

      Wednesday   2:30 PM - Saturday 5:00 PM

      exit of the Doge's Palace
      Venice, Venezia

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      VENICE FOR BEGINNERS

       

      VENICE FOR BEGINNERS - YOUR FIRST WALK IN TOWN 

        The best approach to Venice, if you are here for the first time, is an introductory tour that begins with some of the 'must sees', such as St Mark's Square, the former political centre of the Venetian Republic, and St.Mark's Basilica, a 900 year old marvel of architecture, unique in Italy for its golden Byzantine and Medieval mosaics, its intricate stone and marble traceries and exuberant orientalizing domes. (Our guide will be armed with a special pass, so you will skip the line to get in !)
       

       

         This part of the tour, besides illustrating all the famous architectures (the Doges' Palace, Sansovino Library, the Bridge of Sighs, the Bell Tower...) will also provide our guides the occasion for a well-articulated historical introduction to the city: its genesis, apogee and decline, through the course of time,spanning from the 9th to the 19th century !

       


         After that, away from the crowds, we take a walk "backstage" to discover the unique layout of the city: bridges, fancy private palaces, narrow alleyways, large and small squares, elaborate stone well heads 

       You'll learn how to get oriented in this maze like city, how it feels living in a place like this, and how today's administrators deal with the maintenance of this fragile heritage, facing year after year  the risks of massive and unsustainable tourism!

        We'll end our visit in the busy central area of Rialto, defined by historians "the Wall Street of Europe in the Middle Ages"to see the bridge - with a spectacular view on the Grand Canal -  and its famous surroundings.

       

      This itinerary is designed to be a complete introduction to Venice

       in just three hours, requires a comfortable pair of shoes or sandals

       

                     The tour operates:

                    MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 2.30 TO 5.00 PM

                                      
        Meeting point :

        2.30 pm  -  St. Mark's Square, by  the exit of the   

                            Doges' Palace (see picture on the left)

       Cost : Euro 60 per person

        Number of participants : maximum 8 people

        Duration : 2,5 hrs. 

              Dress code :

              no shorts (knee high are fine) 

              no   sleeeveless (short sleeves ok !)

       

      As official city guides we can access St Mark's
      Basilica through a priority entrance from April through October

      (as noted above, high tide and religious services permitting !)

      IMPORTANT :  if you're on your own please contact us before booking !

      at info@walksinsidevenice.com      

       

              ENJOY OUR NEW VIDEO ABOUT ST MARK'S SQUARE:       

              

      SMALL GROUP TOURS


      Our small group tours are designed for those who would like to share our
      Venice walks with some other travelers.
      Tours will operate weekly from May 1st, until October 31st

      All tours are conducted in English by professional, expert guide-lecturers


      Send us a request at info@walksinsidevenice.com

      We will be pleased to provide any further information or help.

       

       

      Roberta mobile   +39 347 2530560

      Sara mobile        + 39 335 5229714

      Cristina mobile    +39 348 3415421

       

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      Cost: Venice for Beginners, your first walk in town 62.25

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