Venice: Doge's Palace Tour with Access to Casanova's Prison

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Discover the secrets of the Doge's Palace on with this entry ticket and guided tour in Venice. Admire a prime example of Gothic architecture and get access to the prison where Casanova was held.

Highlights

  • Visit the prison where Casanova was incarcerated and later escaped from
  • See the grandeur of the residential offices of the Venetian government
  • Admire the superb Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture
  • Discover masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, and Bellini
  • Relive the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs

Description

Explore the Doge's Palace during your trip to Venice with this entry ticket and guided tour. Appreciate the opulent Gothic architecture of the Doge's Palace, an iconic symbol of Venice's political power and artistic heritage, with the help of your guide. Meet your guide and head to the Doge's Palace which is situated by the Venetian Lagoon. Enter the imposing building through the Porta del Frumento and pass into an inner courtyard which is surrounded by monumental facades and a Gothic colonnade. Absorb the historic atmosphere the inner garden which you can find the magnificent Giants' Staircase, adorned with sculptures of Mars and Neptune, works by the renowned sculptor Jacopo Sansovino. Ascending to the first floor, admire the hall where the Great Council of Venice met to make crucial political and administrative decisions. This hall, known as the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Great Council Hall), is a true masterpiece, with its richly decorated walls and solemn atmosphere. To conclude the visit, there is an exciting exploration of the Republic of Venice's prisons, accessed via the famous Bridge of Sighs. This bridge, built over the canal surrounding the prison, offers an impressive view of the lagoon and the horizon outlined by the island of Giudecca.

Includes

Guide Doge's Palace entry Access to the Prison

Important Information

  • 'Skip the Line' means that instead of waiting in the normal long queue, the customer enters a fast, priority queue, together with the other customers who have chosen this option
  • This tour is shared
  • If the chosen time is not available, automatically transferred to another time on the same day (ex: If you choose the 12:15 PM time slot and it is no longer available for some reason, you are moved to the first available time slot at 2:45 PM). By booking you acknowledge that you are aware of this possible change and wave your right for a refund due to this kind of change.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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