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Secret Trails of the Doge's Palace

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Key Information:
Group Size: 5 - 10 people
Destination: Venice
Season: January - December
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Minimum Cost: 120 Euro (EUR) Per group
Maximum Cost: 150 Euro (EUR) Per group

Besides the gilded state rooms created to be seen by the official visitors, the Doge’s Palace houses some Secret Chambers where the nitty-gritty business of running the state took place. This was the headquarter of the Venetian Intelligence from where a network of spies and undercover agents was ultimately to spread right across Europe, and even beyond.

We’ll see the tiny wooden ship-shape offices of the Chancery, the room of the justice department linked to the Council of Ten, and the notorious torture chamber where the Lords of the Night would “put to the question” their suspects.

By visiting the Piombi, (or Leads Prison, so named because the cells are located just under the leaded roof), we will relive Casanova’s celebrated escape, and see the cell where he lived comfortably enough, providing his fellow prisoners with the odd macaroni and cheese. We will also admire one of the engineering marvels of Venice: the attic above the Hall of the Grand Council, where shipwrights from the Arsenale made such a vast heavy ceiling float unsupported over the room below.

The tour will continue through the impressive institutional chambers of the Palace, where paintings by the greatest artists of Venice cover entirely the walls and ceilings. Finally the Brigde of Sights and the New Prison complex built in 1600. One of the most fascinating things to do in Venice.

Notes:
For this tour we need a definitive confirmation with a booking guarantee not later than 35 days prior to the day when the tour should take place;

Privete tour up to 5 people : 120 euros + admission fees
Larger parties or group rates on request

About This Supplier
Location: Italy
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2006
Client Request Served: 9

The company provides tourist services in Venice such as guided tours and waterborne taxi services. It's run by a certified tour guide with a University degree in Art and History and a licensed water taxi driver, both with more than 25 years of experience in the tourism field. Many extremely positive reviews about...

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