Discover the 16th prisons of the Venetian Republic, one of the earliest jails in Europe, created in 1500 and linked to the Doge’s Palace through the famous Bridge of Sighs. You’ll be accompanied through places never visited until today: see the scary torture room and see authentic torments items used in the past to make the criminals suffer!
Enter int the dark cells to learn the lifestyle of the prisoners: what they ate, drank and how they lived in the past centuries. Discover the creepy stories about Lords of the Nights: the terrible Venetian police who oversaw the crimes and brought lawbreakers in front of the courtroom! [readmore] You'll be stunned about the famous Casanova Jailbreak: the only one who managed to escape from the "Piombi" the maximum security jail! The route arrives until today and the many cultural activities that take place in.
Listen to the myths and legends that still live inside these cold cells and halls. Along the route, you’ll enjoy the explanation of the powerful “Council of The Ten”, composed by the highest Venice Politicians that oversaw the justice in all Venetian domains.
Since the birth of the Republic, Venice has been always careful to the administration of justice, of which used to do proudly with own judicial system. composed by courts, lawyers and magistrates. One of the main points was the operating police used to resolve fights and punish the perpetrators of crimes.Read more
Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
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 the Palazzo delle Prigioni
Please, be at the meeting 15 minutes before the departure time, late arrival and no-show are not refunded
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