There is a 20 minute walk, over some cobblestoned surfaces and bridges to reach St Mark’s Square.This tour is on foot and involves a lot of standing. Flat, comfortable shoes are advisable. The Doge’s Palace includes over 100 steps throughout the visit. Bags must be left in a secure store. Flash and video cameras are not allowed in the Palace or Basilica. Please dress appropriately for entering the Basilica. Queuing is to be expected and may delay or prevent entrance to the Basilica. Interior visits in general cannot always be guaranteed as daily services may be taking place. Catholic Mass is held on Sunday mornings and an interior visit of St Mark’s Cathedral is not permitted. During high tides the Cathedral is subject to closure without notice.