This tour gives exclusive access to the Laboratory of Hard Stones (Opificio delle Pietre Dure), opened by the Medici’s in 1588 to create mosaics and inlays.
Exclusive access to the The Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Laboratory of Hard stones)
View exquisite collection kept in the Fortezza da Basso, normally closed to the public
Visit the laboratory itself to see the artisans hard at work
Dedicated restorer at your disposal to show you the current restoration projects
Exclusive Opificio delle Pietre Dure Tour
The Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Laboratory of Hard stones) was established by the powerful Medici family in 1588 to specialize in creating semi-precious mosaics and inlays. ...
Tour St. Mark’s Basilica after hours with this exclusive experience from Italy’s Best. Enjoy a private tour with a VIP opening of St. Mark’s in Venice.
This tour itself is one big highlight! On this private after-hours visit, you’ll submerge yourself in the beauty and peace of the magnificent San Marco Basilica, with its mix of Italo-Byzantine, Gothic, and Romanesque styles
Marvel at the colorful columns that decorate the façade of the church
Admire the basilica’s world-famous gleaming, golden Byzantine mosaics
See the gorgeous Pala d’Oro, a golden altarpiece decorated with valuable jewels
Pass by the tomb of Saint Mark, the church’s namesake
View many more impressive pieces of art inside this incredible building
Exclusive Experience: VIP Entry to St. Mark's Basilica After Hours
At the eastern end of the spacious St Mark’s Square is the Basilica di San Marco, built in 1063. With its Byzantine-style ...