HIGHLIGHTS: Saint Mark‟s Square in romantic Venice
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to the romantic city, Venice. Upon arrival at Venice transfer to St. Mark’s Square, the heart of the traditional city of Venice, by private boat, Vaporetto. Once we reach the Square, see the famous St. Mark’s Cathedral with Bell Tower. You will be given some free time to stroll around or experience the Gondola ride on your own, before we leave this island.
The centerpiece of the piazza is, of course, the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica. The basilica has a separate campanile – Bell Tower – that stands 98.6 meters tall (323 ft) and is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.
The other dominant buildings around St. Mark’s Square are the Doge’s Palace, Procuratie Vecchie, National Library of St. Mark’s; the Museum of Archaeology which can be seen from outside. Between the Palace of the Doge and the Library is the Piazzetta (little) San Marco. It is known for the two columns located there that pay homage to two of Venice’s patrons – St. Mark and St. Teodoro of Amasea. The columns have long served as the official gateway to the city. Besides being filled with people and great specimens of architecture, Piazza San Marco is also full of pigeons.
Late evening, transfer to Indian Restaurant to enjoy Indian dinner followed by transfer to hotel.
[BREAKFAST, LIGHT PACKED/CONTINENTAL LUNCH, DINNER]