Saint Mark’s Basilica: A touch of heaven










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Rarely has the theft of a person’s body produced such magnificent results. An imaginative collaboration between Byzantine artistic excellence and Venetian piety and ambition, the basilica of Saint Mark in Venice is a monument of breathtaking splendour and a golden abode for doges, emperors, saints, and angels.

Waltz in the Basilica di San Marco with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Venice. Start your tour from the southern facade and continue on to discover the Central Portal before going in to get fascinated by its amazing treasures. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Basilica di san Marco with a captivating audio tour on your phone.


 * The Basilica of St. Mark has no entrance fee. However some parts inside the Basilica might have an admission fee. The entrance  tickets are not included.



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As you find yourself in Piazza di San Marco, continue straight in order to arrive at the Basilica. Facing the entrance, turn left and head towards Piazzetta di San Marco in order to admire the south facade overlooking the sea.

Leonidas Argyros

A grumpy man with a PhD. He is fascinated by words; when he sees them forming beautiful sentences he feels like an apprentice wizard who just produced fancy potions out of cauldrons full of frog legs and tears of bats. In his spare time he roams about town or watches anything produced and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, an inexhaustible source of similes. In Canada, he learned to love the cold, but he is much happier working in Athens.

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Details San Marco, 328, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Basilica di San Marco ( San Marco, 328, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy). The easiest way to get there is by the train station Santa Lucia, by taking the water-bus ride 51 direct line.

The entrance of the Βasilica di San Marco
  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges
  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica of St. Mark
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you.
  • No VR / AR is included
  • Please consider that admission fees for some parts of the Basilica di San Marco are not included.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site. Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please note that dress code is strictly enforced at St Mark’s Basilica. Shoulders must be covered and men must wear long trousers while women must not have skirts shorter than knee length

From 09:30 to 5:15 (Last admission at 4:45)

Charged smartphone, headphones, comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen

The easiest way to get to  the Basilica di San Marco is by the train station Santa Lucia, by taking the water-bus ride 51 direct line.


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Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

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