Saint Mark Square FREE tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on May 28, 2020

We are a group of freelance tour guides who decided to work toghether to support authentic and local Venice, the city we live in and that we truly love. We are not part of a big multinational company but we are all licensed tour guides who support local traditions, local business and culture. Most of all, we proudly encourage sustainable tourism, which is the concept of visiting a city and trying to have a positive impact on its environment, its society and its economy. We truly believe that this is the most important thing, especially in a city like Venice!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

It is absolutely impossible to come to Venice without stepping foot in its most precious and amazing work of art: Saint Mark’s Square. There, centuries of history have seen the sequence of great people who took part in the most lavish events, the most solemn ceremonies and the spectacular celebrations of the popular Venetian Carnival. Every brick, every stone, every piece of mosaic in the square, seem to talk about conspiracies, assemblies, executions, great conquerors, explorers and Doges. There is no other place in the whole city that allows one to time travel, breathing the atmosphere of a great past still so closely bonded to the present and projected into the future. If this has grabbed your attention, every day just before sunset, we will take a walk in the most beautiful Square of the world starting directly from there. The tour will entirely cover Saint Mark's square and all its monuments from outside: - We will talk about the Procuratie - The Astronomical clock - The Saint Mark bell tower - The Basilica of Saint Mark - The Doge's Palace and its prisons and the history of the city.

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  • Meeting point:
    Per S Marco 90 30124 Venezia VE Italy
    Per S Marco 90 30124 Venezia VE Italy
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    Under the red banner MUSEO CORRER in Saint Mark Square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Natasha 21 Jun 2023
San Diego

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Great tour, very informative while understandable and fun. Best tour guide we have had. Would definitely recommend.
Roopa 21 Jun 2023

Amazing intro to the history of Venice and the main landmarks around San Marco plaza.
Elizabeth 14 Jun 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Fred was awesome. This was our first free tour and did not know what to expect. He was very knowledgeable and thorough about the art and history of everything in Saint Marco Square. We learned so much from Fred and appreciated the square’s history, rather than just seeing a couple of nice old buildings. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
Kasia 10 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Nice evening tour. Very interesting and funny. Great tour guide.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.