The Doge’s Palace features the very best and the very worst of Venice’s history. From vast paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese to the wooden slot where accusations of treason were slipped to the fearsome Secret Police, this notorious landmark tells a compelling tale. Follow your guide to the attic prison where Venice’s famous lover Casanova was kept for months before he miraculously managed a successful escape. Visit the spectacular Bridge of Sighs. Its name refers to the prisoners who walked over it, taking their last glance over Venice, and couldn't help but sigh. Also note that this tour offers an upgrade with the skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica, including the terraces (when option selected).
Meeting Point: Meet at the foot of Ponte della Paglia, just in front of the Doge's Palace, facing the lagoon. Meeting Time: 15 minutes prior to tour departure.open in google maps ->
Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries - meeting at 9:00am St. Mark's Basilica & Terraces- meeting at 2:00pm Meeting point for both tours: At the foot of Ponte della Paglia, the bridge with the view of the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), just outside in front of the Doge's Palace, facing the lagoon.open in google maps ->
• Please note that children under 6 years old are not permitted on this tour • Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time
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