Walks of Italy

  • City: Venice
  • 2hrs
  • Start Time: 12.45PM

Discover the Doge’s Palace in the most complete and rewarding way possible. With an expert local guide you’ll embark on an in-depth exploration of what few visitors never get to see. We’re talking, of course, about the Doge’s Palace secret passages, the palace’s hidden labyrinth of secret meeting halls, offices, torture chambers and top-security prison cells!

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Sites visited

  • Casanova’s prison cell
  • Torture chamber
  • Secret archives
  • Hall of the Great Council
  • Courtrooms, the Doges’ Apartments
  • Sala della Scrutinio
  • Palace Armory
  • New Prisons
  • Bridge of Sighs


  • Special access to the Doge’s Palace Secret Passages
  • Tickets & reservation fees
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 12 or fewer
  • Headsets

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Please note that the Doge's Apartments are currently closed for an exhibition and are not expected to re-open until late July (date not yet confirmed).

Due to Doge's Palace regulations, children under the age of 6 are not permitted inside the secret passages and therefore cannot take this tour.

The prisons and secret passages are not wheelchair-accessible, nor is the route suitable for those with walking disabilities or for pregnant women. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have walking disabilities or if you are in a wheelchair to discuss alternative tours.

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