A thrilling secret journey into the the Doge's Palace
Did you know that the Doge’s Palace was once a castle with four towers, like a real princess castle? The Doge was not exactly a king and his dwelling was also the Palace of Justice and the jails. Join me on in-depth exploration of the history and art of this extraordinary building that represents the essence of Venice.
But let’s start by the mysterious side: we’ll enter the dark prison of the Doge’s Palace through a special access, normally closed to the public; we’ll explore the hidden corridors to hear stories that usually go untold and finally reach the attic prison to learn the true story of how Casanova escaped.
Hope you won’t be afraid by the view of the Torture Chamber but we am pretty sure you’ll have fun by following me in the narrow staircases between the walls and playing peekaboo through secret passages with other unaware visitors.
Our tour will continue in the Institutional part of the Palace to admire beautiful paintings used to glorify the state and if you wish we could also plunge in the medieval atmosphere of the Armoury, housing interesting weapons, spears, sword, shields, armours…
The last part of the tour will be in the New Prison that we’ll reach by crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs.