Tue, 9 Feb
Admire the most captivating buildings in Venice, in this virtual tour that focuses on the area around the beautiful Piazza San Marco, or 'La Piazza', the square, as it is referred to by Venetians. Admire the stunning St Mark's Basilica, one of the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture and see the exceptional ground gold mosaics that took centuries to complete. Stroll by one of Europe's most impressive and easily recognizable buildings, the Doge's Palace, and wonder at the Bridge of Sighs, which has become a renowned symbol of romance. On this one-hour virtual experience your expert guide will explain how the captivating Piazza san Marco became known as 'the drawing room of Europe' and helped shape Europe and the world.
This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Venice’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Venice. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Venice of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Venice's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!
The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.
The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Venice time!
We begin at the San Zaccaria vaporetto (water bus) station, where your guide will give you an introduction to Venice. You will learn how the shape of the island was formed, and why early settlers decided to inhabit it.
Next, we will make our way to the Bridge of Sighs, perhaps the most famous bridge on the island. Your local guide will show you the bridge, explain why it was built and why it became known as a symbol of romance.
Formerly, the residence of the seat of the Venetian government, Doge's Palace is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and one of the city's most well known landmarks.
Admire the stunning St. Mark's Basilica, one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. Perhaps the most iconic church in Venice, your guide will explain the history of this beautiful building.
The Clock Tower is an early Renaissance building, which has housed Venetian families for more than 500 years. Your local guide will also share with you the story behind Venice's most famous icon, the Gondola.
Our tours run between 6:00AM and 9:00PM CET (Central European) time. Please note the time difference, weather forecast, and sunrise/sunset times when making a reservation. After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start.
The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet, or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.
If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to email@example.com.
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