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Banco No. 10 / Casa di Reclusione Femminile


The inmates of Venice’s women’s prison don’t idle away their time in enforced captivity; they spend it running a tailors’s workshop, the fruits of which you can hire and purchase if the whim so takes you. Find the prison itself in Giudecca, while a mixture of prison-produced period costumes and contemporary designs are on sale at Banco No. 10, near the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo in Castello.