The Doge’s Palace and Secret Trails

Veneto/Venice

The picturesque oriental walls of the Doge’s Palace enclose two different aspects of the same political organization. First, its magnificent public face with sumptuous halls of power elegantly decorated with masterpieces by some of the greatest artists of Venetian painting, where foreign princes and ambassadors were welcomed on occasion Second, a parallel and scheming world, often hidden behind wooden panels housing narrow offices, sinister prisons and the notorious torture chamber. This is an unforgettable tour that will take you from the pomp of state rooms with their golden ceilings to the piombi (lead) cells. Relive Casanova’s legendary escape and walk across the creaking wood-beaming ceilings of the vast Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Great Council Hall).

 

  • Meeting point: to be arranged according to where you are staying in Venice
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Included: private guide, entrance ticket to the Secret Trails