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Bridge of Sighs

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Description: 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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Amazing bridge connecting two buildings

Wonderful history great to see from the inside looking out and from the outside looking at over the canal. Make sure you take a few minutes to walk by!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Did a tour across the bridge of sighs, and going through the prison - can't imagine surviving in those conditions - and truly understand the "sighs" after doing the tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Do not scrim, take a gondola, tip well, hold on tight and remember to kiss your partner when the gondola passes underneath ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Bridge of Sighs is yet another piece of history that you shouldn't miss in Venice. It's a very brief walk from Piazza San Marco.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful history great to see from the inside looking out and from the outside looking at over the canal. Make sure you take a few minutes to walk by!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of Venice’s most famous bridges – it was designed by Antonio Contino and was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century. As the legend goes, the bridge earned its name from the fact that prisoners who crossed through it, on the way to their prison cells or the execution chamber, would sigh as they caught their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We passed under it by gondola. A real treat. If you get a gondola, find others to share it with and it's 20 euros each for 45 mns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went across the bridge as part of our Doges Palace visit, I read in a guide book how cool it is to take pictures of the tourists taking pictures of the bridge whilst you are on it inside, and it really was! My husband was really impressed that you could walk across it to see the prison cells.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Iconic landmark that everyone wants to photograph (or so it seems as you try to get across the Ponte D. Paglia). Even more impressive if you do the Doge's Palace tour and travel across the bridge into the prison and look out back towards the bridge where all the photographers are standing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Even today this bridge evokes sadness for the viewer, What a place to make your last journey in this world! A popular attraction in Venice but somewhat ghoulish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely views, very busy go early if you can that way you get lots of nice pics. I enjoyed taking lots of photos and soaking up atmosphere.

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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.