Would you like to visit the most romantic city in the world? Plan your day trip from Rome to Venice and immerse in the magic scenery of a fable with the delicate colors of the facades of Gothic Palaces. You will witness the crenellations on their tops, typical balconies and arched windows with lacy details and, inside, painted wooden-beamed ceilings and marvelous chandeliers. You will explore St. Mark’s Square and its surroundings.
St. Mark’s Square
Your private boat will pick you up from Venice rail station, and your guide will bring you through the city tiny alleyways. You will have the chance to breathe in the atmosphere of a fable and experience the feeling of being in the living room of Venice, St. Mark’s Square. Here is where tourists and Venetian people meet. Admiring this unique place is worth the whole trip to Venice from Rome.
St. Mark’s Basilica visit
The top site of a day trip to Venice from Rome is the Basilica. Its beauty is unique, despite the total lack of architectural unity, starting from the magnificent mosaics above the doorway. The sumptuous Venice Cathedral displays numerous treasures; the Pala d’Oro is the main one. It is a gold altarpiece with precious gemstones like emeralds, amethysts, sapphires, rubies, pearls. There are some dates, which vary from year to year, in which the Basilica is closed to visits. In these cases, the guide will explain it from the outside and will replace the visit by changing the route to explore other suggestive places in the city. Found in the square is the Doge’s Palace. It was the residence of the Doge, the chief executive of the old “Serenissima” (most serene republic). Its oriental-style reflects Byzantine connections. The Bridge of Sights was the place for the last glimpse of freedom for prisoners going to the dungeons.
The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower, 324 feet, is the exact copy of the tower that collapsed suddenly in 1902. It was the platform for Galileo to test his telescope and is the symbol of Venice, together with Saint Mark Basilica.
At the top of the Clock Tower, two bronze “Moors” strike the hours, with the same mechanism, from the 15th century.
Pick up details
Pick up time is at 7:30 from your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. On your arrival in Venice, your private boat driver will wait for you holding a sign with your name at the dock just down the steps of the rail station exit. He will bring you to your private guide. He will pick you up in St. Mark’s Square exactly where the guide will tell you to wait for his arrival.
Included in the tour:
- Pick up from your hotel to Rome rail station
- 3 hours Professional guide in Venice
- Free time for lunch (not included)
- Round trip 2nd class Venice train ticket
- Private water taxi to St Mark’s Square
- Admission tickets to St. Mark Basilica
- Transfer back to Venice rail station
- Drop off back to your hotel in Rome
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites)