Tickets for Lords of the Night Prison Palace: Cells and Torture Tour

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

Maleficia: documents & instruments
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
Venice City Tours
Registered address: Venice City Tours, 30124, Venezia, IT
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Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English, French, Italian
Duration: 1h
Fast Track
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Live guide: English, French, Italian
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Skip-the-line admission to Palazzo delle Prigioni
1 hour guided tour in English, French and Italian (tour might be bilingual)

Meeting point

Circolo Artistico - Palazzo Delle Prigioni, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4209, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy, Venice

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Make sure to be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the start of your tour
Sunday 08:00 - 23:00
Monday 08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
Friday 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday 08:00 - 23:00
Maleficia: documents & instruments
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

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3 reviews
Pauline,  France France
10 Feb 2023
Visite très intéressante. Je recommande à ceux qui sont intéressés par l’histoire et la criminologie. J’ai appris beaucoup de choses et notamment l’histoire du célèbre Casanova.
Casanova’s Prison Tour: The Secret Itinerary
Anais,  France France
04 Apr 2023
Super visite atypique avec un guide francophone très bien. 👍
Casanova’s Prison Tour: The Secret Itinerary
Elena,  Italy Italy
05 Jan 2023
Ottima esperienza! Guida gentilissima ed esperta. Luogo suggestivo.
Casanova’s Prison Tour: The Secret Itinerary

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