The Secret Itinerary Of The Prisons In Piazza San Marco

The Secret Itinerary Of The Prisons In Piazza San Marco


£12.93 per Adult

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Product Code: VTVE02-B

Duration: 01:00:00


Discover the ancient Prisons of Piazza San Marco connected to the Doge’s Palace by the Bridge of Sighs. An amazing route in which you will be accompanied through places never visited until now: enter in the torture room and see real torments items used in the past to make the criminals confess!

Discover how the justice was managed thanks to the Lords of the Nights: the terrible Venetian police who oversaw the crimes and brought lawbreakers in front of the courtroom! You’ll go down to see the cold cells to discover the lifestyle of the prisoners: what they ate, drank and where they slept.

See 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, of which used to do proudly with own judicial system. composed by 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, that overlooks the stunning Riva Degli Schiavoni, is home of an important Venetian cultural institution.


The building which is located in a very central position was planned by the architect Antonio Da Ponte in 1589 and was completed around 1614.

The Palace hosted one of the most ancient magistracies of the Venetian Republic “The Lords of Night at the Criminal”: this important judicial organism consisted of six members representing the city’s quarters and covering tasks of police and surveillance, as well as instructing processes.

Nowadays, the prison’s palace is the seat of the Artistic Circle of artists which welcomes guestsoffering different cultural experiences and concerts.


  • Discover the secret itinerary of the Prisons in Piazza San Marco
  • Explore the dark cells and listen about fascinating Casanova and his jailbreak
  • Discover the Doge’s Palace by the Bridge of Sighs
  • Enjoy the explanation of the powerful “Council of The Ten”


  • Skip the line entrance
  • Guided tour of secret itinerary of the Prisons


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Doge's Palace

Know Before You Book

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Know Before You Go

  • Please exchange your voucher (printed/digital) at the meeting point
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time

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Location & Meeting Points

  • Venice


Operated By :Venice Tours


£12.93 per Adult

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