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 the famous Bridge of Sighs and 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?
First, we'll go down a small staircase that, from the Sala del Magistrato alle Leggi, leads to one of the two corridors of the famous Bridge of Sighs. This iconic bridge was built in 1614 to connect the Doge's Palace to the adjacent building, meant to house the Prigioni Nuove, the 'new prisons'.
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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Children from 6 to 14US$ 11.70
Children under 6Free
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
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The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
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Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.
Entrance ticket to the Palazzo delle Prigioni.
English speaking guide.
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