Ponte dei Sospiri
One of Venice's most celebrated sights, the Bridge of Sighs connected Palazzo Ducale to the 16th-century Priggione Nove (New Prisons)....
Don’t be fooled by its genteel Gothic elegance: behind that lacy, pink-chequered facade, the doge’s palace shows serious muscle and a...
Museo Diocesano di Venezia
Housed in a former Benedictine monastery dedicated to Sant’Apollonia, this museum has a fairly predictable collection of religious art...
Bar Terazza Danieli
Gondolas glide in to dock along the quay, while across the lagoon the white-marble edifice of Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore turns from...
Pasticceria Da Bonifacio
Pastry awards line the wall in this tiny bakery where gondoliers and Venetian housewives flock to devour the buttery, just-baked...
Palazzo delle Prigioni · interesting places nearby
Collegium Ducale information
Spend a perfectly enjoyable evening in prison with this six-member chamber orchestra, whose grace notes in Bach and Albinoni performances escape through the high, barred windows of the converted cell. Opera singers occasionally perform arias with the group, which can get loud in the reverberating stone chamber; ears not trained by blasting MP3 players might prefer concerts in nearby Chiesa diSanta MariaFormosa , where the acoustics are kinder.