Doge’S Palace Secret Passages

 

The backside of the Venitians Dukes

Highlights and what’s included

Duration
Half Day
 
 
Places of interest

Venice

  • Doge Palace – Hidden Corners
Exclusivity

All our tours are PRIVATE, not sharing with other guests.

Languages

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian

  • Historical interest 90% 90%
  • Fun 100% 100%
  • Activity Level 100% 100%

Fron the House of Torment to the Hall of the Inquisitors

Not accessible with the standard guided tour, these secret corridors inside the Doge’s Palace offer a fascinating and interesting approach to the most secret rooms.  From Notary Ducale rooms a staircase leads to the beautiful Hall of the Secret Chancellery. After visiting the room of the Regent to the Chancellery you’ll pass to the torture chamber or House of Torment, which was connected directly to the prisons through the bridge of sighs . From the room of torture then to the area of Leads. The name derives from the lead plates that cover the roof. Some cells were arranged here, reserved for prisoners of the Council of Ten, mainly accused of political crimes, not trials for long sentences, serious crimes or detained prisoners awaiting for trial.

The six cells were obtained by dividing the space of the loft with wooden partitions, densely nailed and strengthened by large sheets of iron. Described by Giacomo Casanova, who was detained there, the Leads offered to prisoners much better conditions than those convicted in the Prison of the Wells, the terrible cells on the ground floor of Doge’s Palace. The two cells of Casanova have been rebuilt, are part of the tour like the attic. The Hall of the Inquisitors, the Sala dei Tre Capi, the latter through a secret passage  housed in wood, the Hall of the Council of Ten, coming in the normal course of the visit of the palace.

Contact for information


I have read the privacy policy and I authorize the processing of data (Require)

Tours you may also like

Arancino & Cannolo Tasting

Arancino & Cannolo Tasting Arancino & Cannolo: sicilian street food Highlights and what's included Visit Accessible website Half Day...

Horse Riding in Tuscany for Kids

Horse Riding in Tuscany for Kids  Horse riding in Tuscany among fields and forests Highlights and what's included   Half Day   FLORENCE Horse riding...

Wine Tasting in Chianti area

Wine Tasting in Chianti area Chianti winery and amazing landscape!Highlights and what's includedVisit Accessible website Half Day     TUSCANY  ...

Walking Tour Florence

Walking Tour Florence – Highlights of the city     Everything you absolutely can't miss in FlorenceHighlights and what's includedVisit Accessible...

Soratte Bunker Tour – Rome

Soratte Bunker Tour – Rome ​ Soratte Bunker hill, the Nazi military center in Italy Highlights and what's included Half Day ROME   Soratte...

Tomb of the Scipios – Underground

Tomb of the Scipios – Underground Rome   Tomb of the Scipios, the cemetery of the patrician family who drived Rome along the Republic age...

The American – Tour

The American - Tour   “All the sheeps in my flock are dear to me. But some are dear the most. Especially those that have lost their way.”...

Padua Walking Tour

Padua Walking Tour   Padua city Center: compact and full of interestHighlights and what's includedVisit Accessible website Half Day     Padua Padua...

Breakfast at the Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums Early Entrance with Breakfast – Rome   Visiting the Vatican Museums with our preferred early morning entrance tickets and enjoy an...

Harvest Tour

Harvest Tour     ​ Harvest wine under the wine or the moon Highlights and what's included Full Day       Visit the vineyards and have fun harvesting...
shares