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Palazzo delle Prigioni Tour

46 reviews | 689 travellers
Very good guide explained us very well how they lived in prisons
10 Bruna
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

You'll explore one of the oldest prisons in Europe, on this guided tour of the Palazzo delle Prigioni in Venice, a building overlooking the San Marco basin and connected to the Doge's Palace. You'll visit the interior of Casanova's cell!

You'll explore one of the oldest prisons in Europe, on this guided tour of the Palazzo delle Prigioni in Venice, a building overlooking the San Marco basin and connected to the Doge's Palace. You'll visit the interior of Casanova's cell!

Palazzo delle Prigioni Tour

At the agreed time we'll meet at the entrance gate of the Palazzo delle Prigioni, located on the Riva degli Schiavoni and next to the Doge's Palace. Ready to embark on an adventure to visit the ancient prisons of Venice?

On this tour we'll visit the three floors of the palace, where the cells are, to learn how the prisoners lived. Casanova broke out of one of these very same cells... Do you want to know how he managed to escape? This, and much more, will be revealed during this tour.

The guide will tell us about the legends surrounding the Prison Palace, the harsh decisions and rulings made by the Council of Ten, which was one of the highest governing bodies of the Republic of Venice from 1310 to 1797.

After an hour uncovering the mysteries of this old Venetian prison, we'll bid our guide farewell and end the tour.

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Price

Adults Children from 6 to 14 Children under 6
English tour
US$ 15.70
US$ 10.40
Free

English tour

  • Adults

    US$ 15.70
  • Children from 6 to 14

    US$ 10.40
  • Children under 6

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 hour.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Entrance ticket to the Palazzo delle Prigioni.

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 15.70