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Ponte dei Sospiri

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This historic bridge connects the Doge's Palace with its prisons and was named for the condemned prisoners who crossed it to meet their executioners.
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Piazza San Marco, 1, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Short and sweet but worth a visit for the unique history. You can also cross the bridge yourself when visiting the Doge’s Palace.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank erikac61483
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited this from inside the Doges Palace as it links the bridge with the palace.You can take a photo of the exterior from an adjacent bridge.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wingate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge that looks onto the bridge of sighs is so busy. Get there 1st thing in the morning or later at night. Be aware that the bridge of sighs is a bridge. Sounds obvious but some think there is more to it. Go to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wyrdxxsister
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone walking along the Grand Canale near to St Marks will be affected by the blockage atop a small bridge where folks take their selfies to include the Bridge of Sighs. I am aware of its history, but other than the congestion the sight could...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bridge of Sighs, is one of the most photographed magical places in Venice, every time I am in Venice I take more than one photo, from any angle the photo is magical. From the Bridge of Sighs, it emerges that the name, at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank itravelinitaly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Venice <3 is simply Venice <3 beautiful and mysterious I'm in love with every 1cm of it. certainly going back again...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alaahegab
Reviewed 1 week ago

So of course, seeing the Bridge of Sighs is must do when in Venice. You probably already know that prisoners, after being sentenced, crossed this bridge on their way to their cells and looked out over the view of Venice for the last time, this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank cartagia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked inside this bridge the day before. Much better on the outside. Phot spit can be busy even in March so get there early for best photos.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank peakdistricttravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the benefit of walking through so see why prisoners sighed and seeing from bank of grand canal. Personally think the history is better than the actual viewing. Not big but another iconic venice location.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you're prepared to pay into the Doge's Palace, or 80 euros for a gondola, the only way to see this bridge is from the Ponte della Paglia, about 75 metres away. This is near to impossible, given the number of selfieing tourists already there....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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28 August 2018|
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Response from Ann A | Reviewed this property |
Just across the road from the steps that you stand on to see the bridge of sighs near to the water taxi station you will see the gondolas they are good
7 June 2017|
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Response from stableboyuk | Reviewed this property |
Can't see your picture however, the bridge of sighs is just a corridor from one building to another. You can see this passage built of limestone from the following bridges....Ponte Canonica (to the north) & Ponte Della... More