A tiny stone bridge linking Palazzo Ducale with former palace's prison.Not very impressive in my oppinion.Note,if you want to step on it you have to visit Palazzo Ducale.
Looking at the outside this just seems like a small bridge. It is beautiful and well designed, but what's the big deal, right? You must go INSIDE the Doge's Palace to see the effect of traveling this small, claustrophobic bridge to the prison. That is an entirely different experience. Really illuminating!
I visited Venice on a day excursion by boat from Croatia, where I was staying, in Sept 2012. Overall, I was very impressed by Venice, and it was certainly a very worthwhile sight-seeing experience. Whilst the Bridge of Sighs is very well-known and heard of worldwide, in some ways my initial impression didn't quite live up to my expectations, from... More
So it may just be a bridge, but it is still something worth seeing! Even better if you can take a gondola ride under it! It has an intriguing story behind it too!
An astonishing bridge dated from the XVII century, close to Saint Marcus Plazza. Some say that its name is connected with the sighs of lovers and that a couple kissing on a gondola, exactly under the bridge, at sunset, will never be separated. Another legend says that the name comes from the sighs of prisoners, since the bridge was once... More
This lovely little bridge wasn't at all what I expected and is a wonderful history lesson. Spanning a little side canal it is the bridge that prisoners walked to go from their court appearance to the prison. Thus the title of the bridge - and we unlearned souls thought it was a romantic bridge! Touring the prison was interesting and... More
Ok so its quite a pretty bridge.. but to look at its still just a bridge.. To know the history behind it is a necessity. The poor people having to cross that bridge and take one last look at Venice before probably dying of disease in a horrendous prison. The best view is not looking at it but looking from... More
So much history here! While the bridge is very beautiful, you can't help but think of the sad ending awaiting each prisoners. In that era, you weren't innocent until proven guilty, sadly the other way around.
A great history behind it. Make sure you go in to the Doge's Palace so that you can go through the inside of the bridge, but you have to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
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