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.
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