The Golden Basilica, San Marco Basilica Guide Tour
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.
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