One of our most popular tours in Venice Includes a visit to the Bridge of Sighs and Doge's Palace's prisons.
This two hours full tour is an absolute must for anyone visiting Venice. This building, most important in Venice, is the key to understanding the city and its inimitable form and longevity. The form of government held within its walls was as unique as the city itself, and during this captivating tour, you will learn all about the inner workings of the brain of
Using your complimentary headphones, you will be able to learn all the detailed comments of your expert English-speaking Venice Tour Guide as they recount the fascinating story of the longest ever-running independent Republic in the world history.
Learn about the role of the Doge (the Duke of Venice), the Venetians unique form of government and of the different councils. Among them, the notorious Council of Ten, that was created to maintain the security of the State. Not too mention the notorious torture chambers and prisons reserved for enemies of the state.
The institutions inside the chambers of Venice made the city one of the most enlightened in the world. Venetians adorned the Doges Palace with fabulous works of Art that will be discussed during your tour of the Doges Palace.
Crossing the Bridge of Sighs, you will see the prisons of the Doges Palace.
And surely, during our two-hour tour, we will discuss the architecture style that went to influence the rest of the city with its Byzantine-Gothic style reflecting a city that neither belonged to the west or the east.
Your Doge's Palace Tour departs from the Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Marks Square. From St. Marks facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after 100 metres, you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Doge's Palace Walk written on it.
Starting Time : 1:00 PM
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