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For those who have taken this tour, how much do you encounter small spaces?  Is this only getting from one room to the next?  Or are you in a small tight area for a little while?

 

The tour list "The spaces have, in some cases, small size and are on different levels connected by steep and narrow stairs: are therefore not accessible to those with mobility problems and is not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia, vertigo of cardio-respiratory disorders."

 

My BIL has a slight problem with claustrophobia.  He will be fine if it is just a tight space for a brief time moving from one area to another. 

I would appreciate any experience with this tour.

 

Thanks,

Rose

 

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38 minutes ago, alrose251 said:

For those who have taken this tour, how much do you encounter small spaces?  Is this only getting from one room to the next?  Or are you in a small tight area for a little while?

I have been on this tour on 2 separate occasions and I don't recall being confined in a small space for a long period of time. The Pozzi (stone detention wells) are rather cramped but we still had enough room to accommodate our entire group and I recall the Piombi being rather cramped (mostly because of their location in the attic where I found it difficult to stand fully upright in a few places). Some of the stairways are very tight - can't recall specifically which ones.  It is an amazing tour - hope your BIL can participate.

The following PDF offers a map of the itinerary with a few photos:

http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/itinerari-segreti-ducale-ENG-2015.pdf

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Thanks so much comments.  This is really helpful!

 

Anyone else been on this tour?

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On 3/8/2019 at 4:37 AM, alrose251 said:

For those who have taken this tour, how much do you encounter small spaces?  Is this only getting from one room to the next?  Or are you in a small tight area for a little while?

 

The tour list "The spaces have, in some cases, small size and are on different levels connected by steep and narrow stairs: are therefore not accessible to those with mobility problems and is not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia, vertigo of cardio-respiratory disorders."

 

My BIL has a slight problem with claustrophobia.  He will be fine if it is just a tight space for a brief time moving from one area to another. 

I would appreciate any experience with this tour.

 

Thanks,

Rose

 

When I encounter these situations, I just make sure not to get too close to the people in front of me.  I just wait for a space to clear before I step into it.  I don't have much of a problem with claustrophobia - if I am aware that the space is tight that is usually enough.  It gets to me a little if I encounter an unexpected situation. I don't remember any problems at all in the Doge's Tour.

Vic

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3 hours ago, Victress2007 said:

When I encounter these situations, I just make sure not to get too close to the people in front of me.  I just wait for a space to clear before I step into it.  I don't have much of a problem with claustrophobia - if I am aware that the space is tight that is usually enough.  It gets to me a little if I encounter an unexpected situation. I don't remember any problems at all in the Doge's Tour.

Vic

Vic,

Thanks so much, this tip is exactly what I am looking for.  I think he can plan and make sure he doesn't get caught in that tight spot!  I appreciate your help!

Rose

 

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On 3/11/2019 at 6:06 AM, alrose251 said:

Thanks so much comments.  This is really helpful!

 

Anyone else been on this tour?

Yes, I've been on the tour and there were no tight spaces.  There was a steep, narrow staircase, but its a passageway and you only travel through.

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