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Bridge of Sighs

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Address: Piazza San Marco, 1, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0412715911
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This historic bridge connects the Doge's Palace with its prisons and was...

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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Part of Venice's Colourful History

A visit to Venice is not complete without admiring this beautiful bridge with its sad history. Perhaps a view out of one of its windows was a condemned prisoners last view of... read more

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked across the bridge from the inside an imagined what prisoners must have been thinking ....and from a gondolier going underneath on the canal, both worth it. The gondolier especially was so peaceful strongly recommend people make this a must when visiting Venice, so worth it.

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Nontron, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visit to Venice is not complete without admiring this beautiful bridge with its sad history. Perhaps a view out of one of its windows was a condemned prisoners last view of Venice as he was led away to be incarcerated for his crimes. There is a tour - we didn't take it, but our son did which takes you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not much to see as it is small bridge connecting prison to Doges Palace.Seen from inside it is not remarkable ,the best views are from bridges over the canal upstream and downstream from Bridge of Sighs

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful Bridge that connects Dodges Palace to the Prisons great from the inside and out lovely to go under in a gondola too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the sights to see in Venice, it is the bridge that connects the Doges Palace with the prison where the prisoners went to start their time behind bars. You can go across it if you visit the Doges Palace attraction but is also beautiful to look at from the outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the prisons. It was fascinating, varied and interesting. The damp and the smells were evocative!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of course it's a beautiful spot in Venice but I really recommend to try and go here when there's not so crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to miss (even though it's in plain sight) if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. Just right down the way from the palace along the water front. Is interesting to locate and photograph if you know the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Undoubtedly this is one of the most beautiful bridges in Venice while its story is quite sad. That was the pass to dark and humid prisons within Doge's Palace. So note that the only way to cross it is to visit the palace its self.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bridge of Sighs is on the water front near the Basilica if you turn the wrong way you could miss it. It is a wonder of construction which apparently links one side of a prison to the other when it was in use. Something to say you have seen.

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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 Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.