Venice Secret Itineraries to discover the hidden rooms of the Doge’s Palace and the story of Giacomo Casanova!
Venice Secret Itineraries tour to discover the Doge’s Palace behind-the-scenes. You will visit the headquarter of the Venetian Intelligence. This was the place from where they controlled a network of spies and undercover agents spread right across Europe, and even beyond.
We’ll see the tiny wooden ship-shaped offices of the Chancery, where all official and secret documents were drown up. Next is the room of the justice department agency linked to the Council of Ten. And then the notorious torture chamber, where the Lords of the Night put the suspects to the question.
By visiting the Piombi (or Leads, so named for the leaded roof covering the cells’ section), you’ll relive Casanova‘s celebrated escape. You’ll see the cell where he was confined (a “comfortable” cell after all). Your guide will tell you how he could even supply his fellow prisoner with odd macaroni and cheese.
It will be also an opportunity to admire one of the engineering marvels of Venice: the attic above the Hall of the Grand Council.
The Venetian shipwrights built there a vast heavy floating ceiling , made of wooden tie beams, over the large chamber of the Grand Council. After that, the tour will reveal how Casanova escaped from the prison. In addition, you will visit the impressive institutional chambers of the Palace. You will admire the paintings of the greatest Venetian artists decorating all walls and ceilings. Eventually, you’ll cross the Bridge of Sighs and see the Prison built in 1600.
PLEASE NOTICE: this tour is to be booked at least 15 days prior to the date requested
DURATION: 2 hours
THE PRICE OF VENICE SECRET ITINERARIES TOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a qualified guide
- admission to the Doge’s Palace and Secret Itineraries