Go on an amazing tour through the ancient prisons of Piazza San Marco
Enter the dark cells and discover what lives of the inmates
Discover a secret path between the prisons from the 1500's, that hasn't been open to the public until now
Hear the amazing story of Casanova's jailbreak and much more
Explore an amazing route through places that have never been visited until now. Enter the imposing courtroom and the dark cells of the old prisons of Piazza San Marco.
Learn what it meant to be a prisoner back in those days: what prisoners ate, drank, and where they slept. See actual graffiti left by inmates and listen to the story about Casanova’s exciting jailbreak.
Hear the myths and legends that still live inside these cold walls and cells. Enjoy the explanation of the powerful Council of The Ten, which consisted of the highest Venice politicians, that oversaw the justice system in all Venetian domains.
Nowadays the prison’s palace that overlooks the stunning Riva Degli Schiavoni is the seat of the Artistic Circle, which offers its guests different cultural experiences and concerts. Yet still, you can feel the presence of the rich history when walking through the halls of the ancient prison.
Live commentary in English and Italian
Audio commentary in French
Skip-the-line entrance to the Prison's Palace
This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Please consider that the tour could be bilingual
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