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Lords of the Night Prison Palace: Cells and Torture Tour

Explore a mysterious prison palace from the days of the Venetian Republic

Duration: 45mins
Audio guide: French
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Live guide: English, French, Italian
Provider: City Tours Co Uk
Registered address: 582 Honeypot Lane Stranmore, 582, London, GB
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Skip-the-line admission to Palazzo delle Prigioni
Live commentary in English and Italian, audio commentary in French. The tour could be bilingual
  • Show your smartphone ticket to your guide, who will be holding a sign indicating your tour
  • The meeting point is right at the entrance of Palazzo delle Prigioni. Please enter and head upstairs to the first floor
  • Make sure to be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the start of your tour
  • Please consider that the tour could be bilingual
  • Avoid the queues and go inside Palazzo delle Prigioni, the prison palace overlooking the Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront
  • Take a guided tour of the 16th-century Venetian jail, which is connected to the Doge's Palace by the famous Bridge of Sighs
  • Go inside the courtroom and the cells, and learn about life inside the prison for petty Venetian criminals of old. That includes notable escapee, Casanova!

It's not often you would want skip-the-line prison access, but in the case of the fascinating Palazzo delle Prigioni it's actually quite handy!

Venice's 16th-century jail is part palace, part penitentiary. A guided tour includes the courtroom where small-time villains of the Venetian Republic were sentenced, and their lonely cells. You'll also explore places never opened before and enter the torture room to see the instruments used in the past to make criminals confess

See real graffiti left by prisoners, hear about myths, legends and daring escapes, and consider the lightless existence for those inside this mysterious relic.

  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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3 reviews
SPIROS,  Greece Greece
12 Mar 2024
Museum seemed unkept and a little forgotten. Tour guide was cheerful and informative
Casanova’s Prison Tour: The Secret Itinerary
Alessandro ,  Italy Italy
10 Jun 2024
Molto interessante e brava la guida Lo consiglio per comprendere di più i sistemi di legge e punizioni dell' epoca
Casanova’s Prison Tour: The Secret Itinerary
Cristina ,  Italy Italy
19 Mar 2024
Esperienza molto emozionante. Ben descritta con chiarezza e professionalità dalla guida. Personale molto disponibile e preparato.
Casanova’s Prison Tour: The Secret Itinerary

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