Doge’s Palace - Secret Itineraries Tour. The tour begins in the large and sunny courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale, a narrow "door" will lead you to the small and damp cells of the "Wells", the gloomy and inhospitable prisons where, in the days of the Venetian Republic, the prisoners languished in conditions of extreme difficulty.
Beyond the "Wells" the path continues up through a narrow staircase to the two small rooms that accommodated important officials of institutional mechanisms, the Ducal Notary and the Deputy to the Secret Council of Ten.
From here you can go and visit the other rooms: the Office of the Great Chancellor, the large and beautiful Hall of the Secret Chancellery.
You'll then arrive to the "Stanza della Tortura" (Torture Room), also called "Camera del Tormento" (Chamber of Torment), once connected directly to the prisons, where interrogations took place in the presence of judges, right up to the "Piombi" (Leads), the famous prisons under the roof of the palace, whose name comes from the lead slabs covering the room. Giacomo Casanova was imprisoned here, the protagonist of a legendary escape in 1756.
Through the attic we descend into the Hall of the Inquisitors. From here you can go to the "Sala dei tre Capi" (Hall of the Three Heads). Finally, through a narrow secret passage, you enter the Hall of the Council of Ten.
Please note that the tour of the Secret Itineraries of Doge's Palace includes very narrow passages and very steep stairs.
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Starting Time: 9.55 am, 10.45 am, 11.35 am
Duration: about 1.30 hours (once the tour is over, you may stay inside the Museum and visit freely)
Frequency: Every day in the morning, not available on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Price: 24.30 Euro per person.
Children between the age of 6-14, people over 65 years old, students with a student card (15-25 years old) : 18.30 Euro.
Children under 6 years of age are not admitted to the Secret Itineraries guided tour
Visits in the afternoon are available only on request, for groups of minimum 15 people an extra charge of 31.00 Euro per group tour is due. No afternoon visits during the summer time.
The price includes: guide service, headphones, museum entrance ticket and pre-booking fee.
15 minutes before the tour starting time at the ticket office of the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) - Venice.
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