Discover the main monuments of Venice with a qualified and experienced guide. Begin your tour with a walk through the Piazza San Marco. Learn about the history of the main monuments in this area including the Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. You will admire Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo (the “Pantheon” of Venice), the Great school of Charity before viewing Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre. Return to San Marco through the main shopping area, Mercerie. Move to the front of the queue and take a guided tour through the Doge’s Palace (the Palazzo Ducale). In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of painting masterpieces, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year old republic. You will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova.