Lords of the Night Prisons Palace: Cells and torture tools

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.
Group
45 minutes
Group size up to 15 persons
Mobile ticket
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English
What is included in activity
Live commentary in English and Italian
Audio commentary in French
Skip-the-line entrance to the Prison's Palace
What is not included
Access to the Bridge of Sighs
Access to the Doge's Palace
Details

What to expect:

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.

Important to know:

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

Not suitable for:

• People with mobility impairments

€15
per person
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Price
Adult (Age 15-99)
€15
per person
Youth (Age 6-14)
€10
per person
Children (Age 5 and younger)
€0
per person
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Activity schedule

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What places you will see

• The Doge's Palace
• Bridge of Sighs

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 1 hour in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4209, 30122 Venezia VE

How long your tour will be
45 min
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Reviews by travellers
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Nic
Guide was amazing and the stories and items they had to share were incredible and disturbing!
5 days ago
Jack B.
The visit is good, the only thing is that the guide spoke too fast in a very weak tone which made it difficult to follow him...plus he kept dropping words or expressions in Italian, cutting off every sentence in English, only to pick up the thread again later... Without native English it is difficult to follow the entire explanation. The guide's English was quite peculiar. Almost zero time for photos, super express visit. The good thing, very small group.
14 days ago
Ellie H.
Excellent, very good and prepared Kristian, thanks again
15 days ago
Willow R.
The guide explained everything in detail and did it very well. The guide, when he heard us speaking in Spanish, proposed doing the visit in our language, which we greatly appreciated.
16 days ago
Kylie
Christian was very friendly and informative! We learned a lot and he incorporated local events too. Thank you
18 days ago
Frankie E.
The tour was great. There were only six people which meant it was easy to hear and ask questions. Our guide, Kristian, was very nice and friendly. He had a slight cold but he gave it his all and made the tour really enjoyable even though he didn’t feel great. It was very interesting and informative. Really glad we went.
about 1 month ago
Martina
We were satisfied with the visit, although the price is slightly high for what it offers. Luckily the tour was enriched by the explanations of our guide Cristian who made the visit very interesting and pleasant! ◡̈
about 2 months ago
Logan R.
One great attraction to complete the visit at the Doge’s palace and a greatly informed guide. Kristian gave a english and italian tour of the main rooms of the prison and explained the torture devices so nicely and fun to enjoy, for kids as well, since we had some in the group. Fantastic experience!
2 months ago
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