The best of the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

  • porta della carta venezia
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  • orologio senato


The history of the lion’s Republic: a charming journey in the polical heart of Venice, the Doge’s Palace, the seat of the government of the Most Serene Republic for almost 1000 years. Itinerary: Institutional Chambers, Bridge of Sighs and Prisons.


The Doge’s Palace offers the chance of going deeper into the history of Venice, its extraordinary political system that preserved a very long period of social peace.

Starting in the beautiful courtyard with the staicase of the Giants Mars and Neptune, we retrace the birth of the ancient castle, and we begin the Institutional itinerary including  the monumental State Rooms and the Armory. This will be a unique opportunity to reflect on the history Venice, its political and administrative organization and most of all its interesting system of justice. At the end of the tour, the famous Bridge of Sighs will take us into the Prisons.

The tour can be completed with the Secret part of the Palace, the dark side of the Venetian Justice. This itinerary includes the cell of the famous libertine Giacomo Casanova and the Torture Chamber.


around 2 hours


We highly recommend to purchase tickets in advance. For groups over 9 pax the use of whisper headsets is mandatory (€3 per person).

This tour can be tailored to the needs of families with kids or organized as scavenger hunt.