Saint Mark's Basilica, fondly nicknamed Chiesa d'Oro (Golden Basilica/Church of Gold) is Venice's most popular church and was once a symbol of Venice's wealth and power. Literally built out of golden mosaics and marble, the Golden Basilica is one of the most popular sights in the city, and is flocked by people from all over the world. Because of this, the Basilica is usually, very difficult to get into. But not to worry, with this tour, you get to go straight to the basilica without having to line up! On top of that, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgable guide who will provide you with insights about the basilica's Biblical scenes, tell you about the story of St. Mark, as well as giving you a look into the basilica's Treasury - filled with beautiful religious artifacts collected over centuries - and take you to the famous Pala d'Oro - made from thousands of gems and precious stones. So if you want to appreciate the beauty of the basilica from within, while learning about its history and intricacies then this is the perfect tour for you. Step inside the majestic Golden Basilica and find out why this church is a masterpiece of Byzantine Art.