Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), Venice

A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions. The structure is made up of three large blocks, incorporating previous constructions. The wing towards the St. Mark’s Basin is the oldest, rebuilt from 1340 onwards. The wing towards St. Mark’s Square was built in its present form from 1424 onwards. The canal-side wing, housing the Doge’s apartments and many government offices, dates from the Renaissance and was built between 1483 and 1565.

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Bridge of Sighs

This famous bridge, known as the Ponte dei Sospiri to the natives, connects the Palazzo delle Prigioni and Palazzo Ducale. It is called the bridge of sighs because in old times convicts, after their trial, were forced to enter the prison through this bridge and, legend has it, as they glimpsed their last view of Venice would let out a sigh. If your student group wish to walk on it then you will need to take a guided tour of the Doge's read more ...

Campanile di San Marco

The Campanile di San Marco is the highest structure in the city and from its bell tower, reaching over 97m high, your student group will be able to enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city and St. Mark Cathedral’s dome. The tower was originally built in the 9th century and then rebuilt several times in the following centuries. Unexpectedly it crashed to the ground in 1902, so was rebuilt afterwards following the or read more ...

Day trip to Verona

Just a short coach ride from central Venice, you can take your student group on a half or full day trip to beautiful Verona, home to the infamous balcony which helped inspire the Rome and Juliet story, as well as it's renowned amphitheatre. Please get in touch with FHT for guide and coach hire rates.


If you have time of the urge to get away from the beauty of Venice island, take your student group out on a fun-filled day to the largest theme park in Italy and one of the largest in Europe! Call FHT for entrance prices and coach hire and we will take your group to enjoy all the fun of the fair!

Guided Walking Tour of Venice

A guided walking tour of Venice with an expert guide is a must-do during your stay in this beautiful city. Your student group will have the chance to see the main attractions around St Mark’s Square, including the Campanile, Doge's Palace and some of the backstreets. With the guide's help you wiill also be able to get under the skin of this intriguing place. Please call FHT for prices and if you want the tour read more ...

Rialto Bridge

The iconic Rialto bridge was built in late 16th century as result of a competition held in Venice to replace the older version on the Grand Canal. Many illustrious architects such as Palladio, Sansovino and Vignola tried to win the competition but was Antonio da Ponte who was chosen to design it. The bridge now houses several bustling jewellery and Murano glass shops which your group can browse and buy if they wish.  

St Mark's Square

One of the finest piazzas in the world without doubt and located in the heart of Venice, the magnificent San Marco square is surrounded on three sides by the Procuratie Nuove, Procuratie Vecchie and Ala Napoleonica. On the fourth side is the outstanding Basilica di San Marco and few steps away the 15th century Clock tower or Campanile that rises above the Mercerie. The square is one of the lowest areas in Venice and espe read more ...

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