Crime and Justice
For the first time original artifacts and secret documents come out from museums and private collections.
An exhibition with original finds, instruments of death and torture, original judicial acts exposed for the first time, which tell the public how the Serenissima applied Justice, in a severe manner but with certain and sometimes cruel punishments.
Suggestive sets, testimonies and unpublished documents, death machines, real plastinated bodies are just some of the elements that contribute to make Venice Secrets a unique exhibition of its kind and show mysteries, secrets, death and darkness.
In a Venetian Palace, through a five-story route divided into 36 rooms, the visitor is able to know the secret side of the city, to discover some of the most grim stories, the penalties inflicted and the numerous death sentences for the most various crimes.
Thousands of mutilated people, branded on fire, tried for sodomy, burned alive, drowned and killed on the gallows, live in these rooms with the sole purpose of making their story known to the visitor.
Plastinated corpses and numerous real human organs are also be exhibited in a reconstructed anatomic theater to testify how the bodies of those condemned to death were daily used for the anatomy studies between Padua and Venice.
The most important and terrifying death and torture machines used as an instrument of justice are visible.
“Venice Secrets. Crime and Justice “, a unique experience, a leap into the past, a chance to get to know the cruellest and gory side of a Republic at the forefront of the era.
The display circuit is structured in four sections:
- first section: Justice and torture;
- second section: Prisons and prisoners;
- third section: The capital executions rite;
- fourth section: Inquisition and Holy Office.
Tickets are available at the following Venezia Unica Agencies:
•Tronchetto, agenzia Venezia Unica - froma 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Piazzale Roma (Ponte della Costituzione side) - from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Piazzale Roma, IAT c/o Autorimessa Comunale from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Stazione Santa Lucia, in front of platform 2 - from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Rialto, biglietteria approdo Actv linea 2 - from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Piazza San Marco 71/f (close to Museo Correr), IAT from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta, ticket office at Actv stop - from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Accademia, ticket office at Actv stop – from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Via Lazzari 32 (Piazzale Cialdini) from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Aeroporto Marco Polo, IAT at arrival area - from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
•Agenzia Venezia Unica, via Matteotti 15H - from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
• Agenzia Venezia Unica, Viale Europa 2/c - from 08.30 to 6.30 pm
INTERO, audioguida gratuita
RIDOTTO, audioguida gratuita
Comprende: Invalidi, over 65, studenti, insegnanti, e residenti a Venezia (Previa presentazione carta di riconoscimento alla cassa)
Bambini dai 6 ai 14 anni
GRUPPI E SCUOLE, audioguida gratuita