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Venice: Guided City Walking Tour With Medieval Prisons

4.3 / 5

29 reviews

Venice: Guided City Walking Tour With Medieval Prisons

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Discover the secrets of Venice on a walking tour with an expert local guide. Explore the mysterious prisons of St. mark's Square and wander the narrow streets and picturesque canals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Discover the secrets of Venice with a local guide
  • Celebrate the 1600 years' anniversary of Venice
  • Explore the prisons of St. Mark's Square
  • See Venice reconstructed by an app on your smartphone
Full description
Explore the narrow alleyways of Venice and learn about the city's darkest secrets on a walking tour with an expert local guide. Listen to captivating commentary about the Prisons' Palace in St. Mark's Square, and learn about the Lords of Night — the fearsome police of the Serenissima Republic, infamous for torturing their prisoners. Learn about the secrets of Casanova, and discover the treasures stolen from Constantinople, and the fraught relationship with the far-east. Unveil the mysteries of Marco Polo and the Silk Road. Go back through time with a mobile app that shows you a detailed reconstruction of what Venice looked like from the XI to the XVII centuries.
  • Group walking tour of Venice with a professional local guide
  • Visit inside the Prisons' Palace of Saint Mark's Square
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the the gray newsstand with the sign that says "Venice Tours Assistance Point" located in Calle larga de l’Ascension, between the Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties
    • The walking tour does not operate in cases of exceptionally high tides (in these cases, it can be postponed until the day after, otherwise it will be refunded)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 29 reviews

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    Great tour! Our guide was very accommodating, kind and knowledgeable. We traveled with our 3yo in a stroller. Venice is full of stepping bridges, so it was a bit hard, but our guide kept a good pace so we could keep up and even offered to help. At the end of the tour he took the time to answer questions about local recommendations.

    November 16, 2021

    A fascinating, unique, engaging and magical experience; discovering the republic and its black and mysterious legend. A jump into the past. Highly recommended also for the very beautiful itinerary, focused on the knowledge of the hidden and secret corners of some Venetian sestieri. the guide was able to make the most of the places visited. TO DO!

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    August 7, 2021

    Ci è piaciuto molto il giro. La guida è stata molto brava e competente. Ha saputo condurci nel cuore della città facendoci fare un tuffo nella storia e portandoci a scoprire anche i segreti delle fondamenta della città e il significato profondo di ciò che appare. Complimenti e grazie! Consigliamo questo tour interessante Catia e Michele

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    January 3, 2022

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