Join me for a tour of Venice one of the greatest cities in Europe walking. Venice Walking tours offer an excellent method to discover the city with many canals. Naturally, prior to visiting the city, we do some research through reading and searching on the internet, and chatting with others to get ready for our trip. These are all worthwhile activities that are worthwhile.
There is some merit about engaging with a knowledgeable local guide who will make a city come alive. People who have been in the region, people with family and friends living in the area and who are an integral part of the spirit and the life of a city. Here are two fantastic Venice walking tours with The Tour Guy which make this city Venice into life.
Venice Walking Tour with Gondola Ride
The amazing 6 hours Venice with the form of a Day Combo Tour with Gondola Ride showcases some of the most famous attractions of Venice and is among the most well-known Venice Walking Tours. The tour included St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. the gondola ride, as well as through the less-visited areas of Venice. Chiara Our excellent guide included a mixture of fascinating history and information on Venice and gave us an amazing insight into the city’s history.
Our tour began at the point where you enter Venice at the end of the lake in between two impressive landmarks. As we look out to Venice at St. Mark’s Square, we see St. Todaro in the center, and the lion-like winged head from St. Mark on the right. The granite and marble pillars mark the main entrance into the city for hundreds of years. It was also the location where public executions took place which is why many people stay clear of the two pillars due beliefs in the superstition.
The final thing that those who were executed were able to see is their view of Moorish clock tower. With their backs to the water, the prisoner was able to see the top of the tower clock. This is why the expression “Te do te apologize yo”, che ora che xe” – I’ll show you the time.
St. Mark’s Basilica
The stunning St. Mark’s Basilica is an outstanding illustration of the astonishing Venetian craftsmanship throughout the centuries. The present church (the third on the site) was built in 1063, but it has been renovated and updated numerous times over the time. Ceilings as well as the walls as well as floors, are covered in elaborate mosaic tiles with many with gold-colored glitter. Many paintings depicting saints prophets, Biblical scenes can be found around the basilica.
The legend says that the corpse of St. Mark, the Basilica’s patron saint, was taken by the Egyptians of Alexandria, Egypt, and transported in to the Basilica. According to the most common story, that the Venetians carried his body away by hiding it in layers of pork inside barrels in order to pass to the Muslim guards. Additionally to this, the majority of the treasures at St. Mark’s came from areas such as Constantinople (Istanbul).
Following the victory of the Venetians during the Fourth Crusade that ended in 1204, many important objects were brought from the territory to Venice from the territory that was conquered. Some of these treasures include those four bronze horse statues atop at the entrance to the city, pieces that comprise the Golden altar and relics, crosses and many other artifacts.