San Marco’s Basilica Private Visit
You will meet your Captain at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board.
He will escort you to San Marco’s Square where you will meet your Professional Guide in order to experience a unique excursion.
Saint Mark's Basilica, built in the 11th century, is the most famous and most recognizable of all the churches in the city of Venice. Considered one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in the world, the Basilica di San Marco is known for its opulent design and gilded interior mosaics, and nicknamed Chiesa d'Oro, "Church of Gold". Its design is a mixture of eastern and western architecture styles resulting in a unique architecture typical for Venice.
The exterior of the basilica is quite ornate and has been added to over the centuries. Historians note that whenever Venetian vessels returned from the Orient, they brought something for the basilica, be it a frieze, column, or something else from an ancient building elsewhere in the world.
The basilica is laid out in a Greek cross design and each arm has a central nave with side aisle. The magnificent marble floors are arranged in a geometric pattern with interspersed animal designs. About 8,000 square meters of gilded mosaics cover the walls and ceilings.
A private visit of the Basilica will be organized only for you: an unforgettable cultural experience that will allow you to feel the real soul of the City built over the water.
After the visit your Captain will escort you back to the Port.