Secret itineraries skip the line tour at Prison's Palace in St. Mark's Square
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Secret itineraries skip the line tour at Prison's Palace in St. Mark's Square

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Do this because
  • Explore the old prisons of the Venetian Republic
  • Listen to myths, legends and stories about the prisoners
  • Discover legends and secrets of Casanova and its jailbreak
What to expect

Discover the secret itinerary in the mysterious Prisons of Piazza San Marco, connected to the Doge’s Palace by the Bridge of Sighs.

The guide will bring you through exclusive places: you will have the opportunity to enter the torture room and see authentic torment items used by the torturers in the past to make the criminals confess.

There, you will discover the stories about the Lords of the Nights: the terrible Venetian police who oversaw the crimes and brought criminals and betrayers in front of the courtroom.

You will go down to the cold cells to see the lifestyle of the prisoners: what they ate, drank and where they slept. Here you can also admire the original graffiti left by the prisoners and listen about the thrilling Casanova’s escape: he managed to evade from the maximum-security jail known as “Piombi”!

Listen to the histories and legends that still reside inside these cells and halls. Along the itinerary, you’ll enjoy the explanation of the powerful “Council of The Ten”, composed by the highest Venice Politicians that ran the justice in all Venetian domains.

Since the birth of the Republic, Venice has been always careful to the administration of justice, which used to do proudly with its own judicial system, composed of courts, lawyers, and magistrates. One of the main points was the operating police used to resolve fights and punish the perpetrators of crimes.

Nowadays the Palace, which overlooks the stunning Riva Degli Schiavoni, is home to an important Venetian cultural Institution.

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What's included
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Guided tour of the Prison's Palace
What's not included
  • Doge's Palace
Reduced price
  • Children (6-13 years): reduced
  • Infants (0-5 years): free

Palazzo delle Prigioni - Visits & activities, Calle Seconda de la Fava, Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:

In Piazza San Marco, with the Doge’s Palace in front of you and the S.Mark’s Basin at your back, go on the right, cross the Bridge (from where you see the Bridge of Sighs) and then look on the left: you will see the entrance of Palazzo delle Prigioni.

What to remember
  • The tour can be canceled in case of exceptional high tide. In this case, the tour can be rescheduled the day after otherwise the client will be refunded
  • The tour may be carried out in multiple languages
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  • Every day at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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