Venice: Lords of the Night Prison’s Palace Cells & Tortures

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Discover the prisons of the Venetian Republic, one of the earliest jails in Europe. Go on a small group tour through cells, tortures room where Casanova was arrested by the Lords of the Nights.

Highlights

  • 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

Description

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.

Includes

Guided tour (if option selected) Audio guide (if option selected) Skip-the-line entry to the Prison's Palace

Important Information

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility • Please consider that the tour could be bilingual

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