Palazzo Ducale is one of the most famous monuments in Venice and Italy. This imposing Gothic palace, full of impressive art masterpieces, was not "only" the Doge's residence: behind the richly decorated walls the dreaded apparatus of the "secret police" hid, with its dense network of spies and informants.
A journey through dark and imperceptible rooms, narrow secret passages, dark rooms for torture, terrifying prisons for the most dangerous criminals: spaces where the greatest seducer of all time - the Venetian alchemist, philosopher, adventurer, secret agent, writer and diplomat Giacomo Casanova - managed to escape from.
This is one of the most popular tours which are offered here with an exclusive guide.

"My only pleasure, therefore, was to feed myself with chimerical projects to recover the freedom without which I no longer wanted to live. [...] I did nothing but think about escaping, because I was convinced that I would be able to do so only by thinking about it."
(Giacomo Casanova, "History of my prison's escape")

The service may be purchased up to five days in advance. We kindly ask you to inform us if there are any particular needs regarding disabled people.

For issues that go beyond our organization and considering the reduced spaces of the route, the itinerary may not be available. In this case, you will be contacted by our official guide who will propose an alternative date, time or tour.
If we fail to meet your needs, you will be refunded for the total amount.

COST  (from 1 to 5 people)

€250 (€28 per person to be added for the Palazzo Ducale Museum's ticket entrance)


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  • Certified and licensend tourist guide
  • Entrance to Palazzo Ducale and "Secret Itineraries". The cost is intended as full, without surcharge. Eventual reduction requests (above/below a certain age or for some categories i.e. elderly people or students) must be made before booking the service.


  • Assistance or transport to our location
  • Meals and drinks
  • All other goods or services NOT indicated in the "Services included in the price" category


In case of a cancellation from the tour operator the total paid sum will be refunded. In this case you will be notified via e-mail, so we kindly ask you to check your inbox before the tour, otherwise we will not be able to contact you. The reservation is non-refundable if the client DOES NOT SHOW UP.

Once the reservation is confirmed, the tickets for the Palazzo Ducale cannot be refunded even in case of cancelation within the time limit.

Choose the day you would like to have this experience:

From 9 a.m.
2 hours
From 1 to 5 people
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