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Palazzo delle Prigioni Tour
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Palazzo delle Prigioni Tour

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US$ 17
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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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!

Exterior of the Palazzo di Prigioni
Exploring the palace
One the prison's cells
Interior of the palazzo
Security system used in the Pallazo di Prigioni
Doge's Palace
Prison Palace
Inside the jail
Torture room
Prison cell door
Climbing down the prison stairs
Main hall
Guide explaining the history of this prison

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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Adults Children from 6 to 14 Children under 6
English tour
US$ 17
US$ 11.30

English tour

  • Adults

    US$ 17
  • Children from 6 to 14

    US$ 11.30
  • Children under 6


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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. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

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.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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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.


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.


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No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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US$ 17
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.