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St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is the crown jewel of Venice, one of the most sumptuous cities in the western world. This ornate cathedral blends elements of Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture—testimony to the city’s political and economic dominance that spanned centuries. Topped by soaring domes and with an interior of astonishing golden mosaics, the church is so opulent it is known as the Chiesa d’Oro, or the Golden Church. Construction began in 828, when the body of St. Mark was smuggled back to Venice from Alexandria; the church has been rebuilt, expanded, and delicately restored over the centuries.

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Early Bird Private Morning Tour of Venice Away from the Crowds

Early Bird Private Morning Tour of Venice Away from the Crowds

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Benvenuti a Venezia! Your local insider can’t wait to welcome you to the floating city. In only 2-hours, you can discover Venice through its beautiful landmarks and stumble upon hidden gems along the way. See the best the city has to offer and receive local advice for the rest of your trip.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.49
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Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour Including St Mark Doges Palace & Gondola Ride

Skip-the-Line Venice Private Tour Including St Mark Doges Palace & Gondola Ride

This is a private  6-hour guided walking tour of Venice and includes a trip on one of the city’s iconic gondolas. The tour includes skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges Palace. You see many of Venice’s famous landmarks including the Rialto Bridge and what better way  to end the tour than a leisurely trip along Venice’s canals on a gondola!  Entrance fees are included.
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  • 6 hours
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$587.67
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Venice Masterclass: exclusive Doge Palace's visit and St. Mark's Basilica

Venice Masterclass: exclusive Doge Palace's visit and St. Mark's Basilica

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THE GREAT POWERS OF VENICE: Unique, mysterious and intriguing, Venice is one of the most fascinating and amazing cities in the world. Explore her right from her heart with a very high quality “masterclass level” small group visit led by an Art Expert Guide, visiting the two most important and beautiful sights of Political and Religious power of Venice: the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica - the main cathedral, crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes – and the Doge’s palace, house of power, secrets, carnival and masterpieces, including the prisons and secret passages closed to the general public with an exclusive one-of-a-kind visit. The most comprehensive immersion into the art and the history of the two most important political and religious landmarks of Venice. A must-do when in Venice, in the comfort of a small group and a highly specialized licensed history guide. Art lovers only!
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  • 3 hours
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$158.93
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Public Tour: Power and Religion in Venice

Public Tour: Power and Religion in Venice

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Get ready for an action-packed day learning about Venice’s fascinating political past and its impressive religious sites. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll save hours researching and planning your itinerary, and your guide will enhance your tour with local stories that you wouldn’t hear about otherwise. You’ll visit Doge’s Palace, and St Mark’s Basilica, with skip-the-line tickets included so you don’t waste time waiting in crowds.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$97.33
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Private One Day Tour in Venice!

Private One Day Tour in Venice!

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Discover the jewels of Venice in just 1 day! Experience the real essence of the city with your native Venetian guide, who will be showing you around this fascinating labirinth rich of histories, legends and traditions. From Rialto bridge, with its millenary trade center, to St. Mark's square, surrounded by the 3 "cousins": the Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Arriving in Cannaregio, where the merchants had developed their main activities, you will enjoy an authentic atmosphere, exploring an original atelier of Carnival masks. You will also have lunch like a Venetian, with the delicious "cicheti" accompanied by the famous 'ombra' (small glass of local wine). After the little break, you will reach by private luxury water taxi one of the oldest Murano glass factory and admire the millenary blowing glass art. There is no better ending then a private boat ride through the Grand Canal, reflecting the sunset colors on the nobles palaces, and leaving you with the last amazing view of the city. Ready to say.. ARRIVEDERCI VENEZIA!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$486.64
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Guided Tour of St Mark Basilica Rialto Bridge & Grand Canal for Kids & Families

Guided Tour of St Mark Basilica Rialto Bridge & Grand Canal for Kids & Families

Venice is home to many spectacular landmarks, but shortlisting them and planning an itinerary when traveling with kids can be challenging. Take the stress out of your trip planning, and benefit from the assistance of a child-friendly guide who provides treasure hunts, stories, and games. As it’s a private tour, the trip can be tailored to children’s ages and interests. Highlights include St. Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal.
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  • 2 hours
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$257.49
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Byzantine Venice Walking tour with St Mark's Basilica and Gondola ride

Byzantine Venice Walking tour with St Mark's Basilica and Gondola ride

Venice is famous for its intricate Byzantine architecture—a style famously displayed in Saint Mark’s Square and the iconic Saint Mark’s Basilica. This excursions combines a guided walk through the square and adjacent Castello District with a skip-the-line tour of Saint Mark’s Basilica, so you can learn about Venice’s storied past and gain a well-rounded understanding of the city’s Byzantine history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$104.72
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Venice Private Evening Stroll with VIP Entry to Saint Mark's After Hours

Venice Private Evening Stroll with VIP Entry to Saint Mark's After Hours

This exclusive VIP tour takes you inside and up close to one of Vatican City’s most iconic structures, St. Mark’s Basilica. With a private guide, learn about this stunning example of Italo-Byzantine architecture and the important role it plays in Roman Catholic life. Get up close to the Pala d’Oro, descend into the crypt, and marvel at the 85,000 square feet of Golden Mosaics entirely covering the basilica's interior.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$288.27
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Essential Venice, Private Walking Tour, 2 hrs

Essential Venice, Private Walking Tour, 2 hrs

This 2-hour tour of Venice highlights is the ultimate walking tour if you only have one day. in the magical city. Stroll with a guide who accompanies up to 8 adults in your private party; enjoy exterior views of major landmarks, such as the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Set out in the morning or afternoon, allowing you to plan for meals and any extra sightseeing independently.
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  • 2 hours
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$384.39
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Kids Walking Tour Through Venice's Treasures

Kids Walking Tour Through Venice's Treasures

Discover the main highlights of the city of Venice in 3 hours. With our private child friendly guide you will visit the world-known St Mark's Basilica with its museum. Then your tour proceed with the visit of the Doge Palace. A Venice experience is not complete without a water tour: at the end of 3 hours, you will have a 30 minutes ride on a gondola (private just for your family). Enjoy our kids tour of Venice! Your tour includes a Murano Blowing glass demo held true venetian master in a Blowing Glass Factory.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$474.32
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Express Tour Of Venice Highlights

Express Tour Of Venice Highlights

Venice is thick with magnificent sights, and it can be hard to know where to begin. Get an overview of the highlights in just hours with this guided tour. Meet in St. Mark’s Square for a peek inside St. Mark’s Basilica. Save hours with skip-the-line tickets to the Doge’s Palace, giving you time to admire the Bridge of Sighs and Grand Canal before heading to Murano for a glass-blowing demonstration.
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  • 2 hours
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$259.37
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Sunset Grand Canal boat tour in Venice

Sunset Grand Canal boat tour in Venice

The best way of visiting Venice and experiencing its infinite beauty is sailing through its picturesque canals at the Sunset with a true Venetian boatman and a local guide. On this one hour tour, you will have the chance to explore not only the most traditional sestieri (neighbourhoods) and the most famous monuments, but also to discover the real Venetian lifestyle. Sailing through the picturesque canals during the Golden hour you’ll arrive at the magnificent Grand Canal that will leave you speechless: it is here where you will really admire the ancient treasure of the city, including the picturesque Fish Market, the iconic Rialto Bridge and numerous gothic buildings such as Cà D’Oro. Let your guide lead you to the discovery of the hidden, most authentic part of Venice. The best is yet to come: Saint Mark square is waiting for you. A stunning view from the boat of one of the most famous squares in the world is the perfect end of a memorable experience. 
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  • 1 hour
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$48.05
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Mysteries & Secrets of Piazza San Marco

Mysteries & Secrets of Piazza San Marco

Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Piazza San Marco discovering history, tales and legends of its top highlights getting an amazing orientation about Venice! Step by step, with your guide, in an enjoyable way, you will discover the Doge’s Palace: former residence of the duke ,where the Venetian nobles were doing business and trading all over the world. In the Doge’s Palace, they also planned the famous crusade against the Muslims to defend Christianity. See the breathtaking golden Basilica of St Mark with the famous horses carried from Constantinople, symbol of the cultural influence of Bisanzio and the Roman Empire. Cross the arcade under Napoleon’s palace, built by the emperor with the aim to enjoy a modern ballroom made for Sissi , the Austrian Empress, and admire the Royal Gardens. You’ll admire the astronomic clock which overlooks the square. See the worldwide famous Bridge of Sighs and the Palace of the prisons: only Casanova managed to escape! A journey in the past!
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  • 1 hour
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Accessible Venice Tour With Wheelchair Including Doge Palace & St Mark Basilica

Accessible Venice Tour With Wheelchair Including Doge Palace & St Mark Basilica

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With such architectural obstacles as many bridges, small streets, and steps that plummet into water, Venice appears to be near-inaccessible to people with disabilities. This private tour shows you that this is not the case by taking you around the city by steamboat and through accessible passages.
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  • 4 hours
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$447.93
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Private Route of North Italy: Best of Venice, Verona, Milan and Turin

Private Route of North Italy: Best of Venice, Verona, Milan and Turin

Let us help you to make your best from your visit to North Italy. We are specialised in private tours and private routes in Italy. All our drivers and guides are official and licensed. The aim of this route is for your to be able to learn about the history, culture and art of Italy by visiting different sites of the north of the country, which each of them have their own personality. You will first visit Venice, the capital of the northern region of Veneto and one of the most visited cities in Italy. After two days you will continue to Verona, other important city of the region of Veneto. Then you will continue to Milan, the capital city of Lombardy region, also very well known for fashion, economy, arts and entertainment and finally you will perform a one day visit to Turin from Milan. Itinerary is also customisable to your own interests, also the length and days of the tours can be arranged if you have different flights. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE
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  • 7 days
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$2,450.46
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Full-Day Private Walking and Cruise Tour in Venice with Lunch

Full-Day Private Walking and Cruise Tour in Venice with Lunch

You do not have so many days to spend in Venice, or your hotel is not in the Lagoon? Maybe you are on a Cruise trip and are looking for a complete tour of Venice! There is still enough time to enjoy the enchanting Venice fully. This private One-Day-Tour includes a lunch break at a selected restaurant. The tour starts with a walking tour held by a certified and knowledgeable guide. After taking the most of Venice, you will sail on the most magnificent waterway on Earth. You will enter the lagoon and reach three of the more than 100 isles, where inhabitants of the mainland sought refuge from the invading Barbarians, Murano, Burano, and Torcello.
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  • 7 hours
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$673.91
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Private Full Day Tour from Milan to Venice with local tour guide and fast train

Private Full Day Tour from Milan to Venice with local tour guide and fast train

Enjoy this private full day tour of Venice from Milan with a local tour guide. You will take the fast train from Milan to Venice early in the morning (exact time to confirm). Once in Venice you will meet your private official tour guide in Santa Lucia train Station to start your 3 hours guided tour. Venice is one of the most visited cities of whole Europe. The city how it is nowadays is similar to how it was at the moment when it was founded. In this private walking tour you will get to know some of the most representative places of this wonderful city. Amongst other monuments and sights you can get to know: • Dogge's Palace • Saint Mark's Square • Rialto Bridge • Saint Mark´s Basilique (entrance included in the price of this tour) • Much more! Your official tour guide can recommend a very nice place to have lunch. Then, you will have some time free to wander around the city. In the afternoon, you will take yous fast train back to Milan (time to confirm).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$479.25
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Venice Highlights Small Group Tour

Venice Highlights Small Group Tour

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Spend 3 hours in Venice to see the major highlights of the city Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to make the most of your valuable time Join a small group or a private tour for a more personalized and interactive experience Explore Venice and its major monuments with an expert local guide for more insider's knowledge Leave your tour and guide with enough knowledge to be independent in Venice
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.16
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Like a Virgin: Gay life in Venice in the past and present

Like a Virgin: Gay life in Venice in the past and present

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Hear about the stories about the cross-dressing in cat masks, exploring the places of cruising from middle ages through the later centuries up to the tolerant attitude of nowadays Venice. Take a trip over the centuries through the gay history of Venice, which is as labyrinthine as the city’s convoluted system of canals. Travel back to Middle Ages, when the practice of sodomy was deemed a sin. Learn about the history of Rolandina, a transgender who was burned at stake, as several other men of all social statuses have being condemned for their same-sex relations in the following centuries. Visit the city as a European tourists did during their discovery trip "Grand Tour" in the 17th century and how Thomas Mann and Frederick Rolfe made Venice a place of homosexual imagery during Belle Epoque. Learn about the fascist attempt to “clean up” the city, while following the location of a music video by a gay-icon as Madonna and checking out how is gay life nowadays in the floating city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.46
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 Saint Mark’s cathedral guided visit

Saint Mark’s cathedral guided visit

Meet your local guide in Piazza San Marco and discover during a 1-hour express tour, one of the symbols of the city. This golden jewel will leave you speechless and you will never forget the feeling of being inside the most terrific basilica of Venice. This is the Venetian heart of Catholicism that in Italy is part of everyday life. This extraordinary church preserves the body of Saint Mark and, the glory around him, created a real cult. Your local guide will tell you more about Mark the evangelist and his symbol that you can find everywhere in the city: the lion. Finally, reach St.Mark museum and the panoramic terrace to admire the amazing view on Saint Mark's square, called “Europe’s living room”, thanks to the elegance of the buildings and for the people who gather everyday in this beautiful place. Your guide will tell you about the story of the horse statues located on the top of the basilica and you’ll see the city from a completely different point of view.
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  • 1 hour
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Skip the Line Doge s Palace Tour with St. Marks square

Skip the Line Doge s Palace Tour with St. Marks square

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St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges Palace are two of Venice’s most compelling attractions, and they have the crowds and lines to match. With this tour, breeze past the admission lines and have more time to explore the Basilica’s golden mosaics and statues, and the Palace’s art masterpieces and Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 2 hours
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$86.24
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Venice Private Tour of the Historical Monuments

Venice Private Tour of the Historical Monuments

Capped at eight people for a personalized experience, this private walking tour covers the highlights of Venice in a single stroll—the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets to Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, and save the hours-long wait for more sightseeing. You’ll also head to the history-packed Bridge of Sighs during this scenic Venice crash course.
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  • 2 hours
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$252.56
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Venice: Aperitif & Cicchetti Tasting and Walking Tour

Venice: Aperitif & Cicchetti Tasting and Walking Tour

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This gastronomic walking tour will wet your tastebuds and allow you to discover the delights of the original Venetian Aperitif. A qualified guide will accompany you to authentic bars and tavens in the Rialto area, allowing you to taste Venetian delicacies and local wines. The perfect way to way to enjoy the Venetian way of life, discover curious and hidden locations, whilst tasting fantastic food and drink.
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  • 1 hour
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A private walking and gondola tour in Venice

A private walking and gondola tour in Venice

Venice is a unique city, where land merges with water; alleys and canals are part of the same, dense fabric, connecting the city side by side in an almost incomprehensible way. This is why walking and boating are the two main ways to discover the secrets of Venice: this private guided tour will allow you to enjoy both of them. After a pleasant stroll, which will touch iconic locations such as Piazza San Marco, you will board on a typical "gondola", a small rowing boat which is one of the symbols of Venice worldwide. In about half an hour, cradled by the placid waters of shady canals, you will witness the beauties of this amazing city form a completely different point of view.
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  • 2 hours
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$255.21
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What are St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) hours of operation?
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St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) hours of operation: Mon - Sat 9:45am-5:00pm, Sun and holidays 2pm-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 149 St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) costs USD 369.60. Guided St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) tours start around USD 369.60 per person. See all 149 St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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