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Basil­ica di San Marco. Packed like a fat man’s undies, so go early or af­ter hours, and don’t miss Log­gia dei Cavalli. Pi­azza S. Marco / 041 2708311 / 9.45am-5pm Mon-sat / Sun, hols 2-5pm Easter-nov, 2-4pm Nov-easter / free, but book ahead / pssst... go af­ter hours with Con­text Travel (see Very Use­ful) / basil­i­cas­an­

Palazzo Du­cale. Book way ahead for the ‘Se­cret Tour’ to peek into the doge’s pri­vate rooms, tor­ture cham­bers and hid­den pas­sages in the daz­zling seat of the la­goon re­pub­lic. Pi­azza S. Marco / 041 2715911 / 8.30am-5.30pm Nov-mar, till 7pm Aproct / Se­cret Tours not incl. in passes / vis­it­

Torre dell’orolo­gio. Take a deep breath and skip up the wind­ing tower to see this in­tri­cate, work­ing C.15th clock. Pi­azza S. Marco / 041 2715911 / book / English tours 10 & 11am Mon­wed, 2 & 3pm Thu-sun / on­line book­ings at vi­vat­

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