Secret itineraries skip the line tour at Prison's Palace in St. Mark's Square
Attractions & guided tours

Secret itineraries skip the line tour at Prison's Palace in St. Mark's Square

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
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  • Explore the old prisons of the Venetian Republic
  • Listen to myths, legends and stories about the prisoners
  • Discover legends and secrets of Casanova and its jailbreak
What to expect

Discover the secret itinerary in the mysterious Prisons of Piazza San Marco, connected to the Doge’s Palace by the Bridge of Sighs.

The guide will bring you through exclusive places: you will have the opportunity to enter the torture room and see authentic torment items used by the torturers in the past to make the criminals confess. There, you will discover the stories about the Lords of the Nights: the terrible Venetian police who oversaw the crimes and brought criminals and betrayers in front of the courtroom.

You will go down to the cold cells to see the lifestyle of the prisoners: what they ate, drank and where they slept. Here you can also admire 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.

Nowadays the Palace, which overlooks the stunning Riva Degli Schiavoni, is home to an important Venetian cultural Institution.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line entrance
    • Guided tour of the Prison's Palace
    What's not included
    • Doge's Palace
    Reduced price
    • Children (6-14 years): reduced
    • Infants (0-5 years): free
    Where

    Palazzo delle Prigioni - Visits & activities, Calle Seconda de la Fava, Venice VE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    In Piazza San Marco, with the Doge’s Palace in front of you and the S.Mark’s Basin at your back, go on the right, cross the Bridge (from where you see the Bridge of Sighs) and then look on the left: you will see the entrance of Palazzo delle Prigioni. Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure time.

    What to remember
    • The tour can be canceled in case of exceptional high tide. In this case, the tour can be rescheduled the day after otherwise the client will be refunded
    • The tour may be carried out in multiple languages
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    When

    Please check the calendar for updated availabilities

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    Provider
    Venice City Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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