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Bridge of Sighs

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Address: 31024 Venice, Italy
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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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Beautiful but sad

We managed to see the bridge from both inside and out (you need to visit the Doge's Palace to cross it). It's a beautiful structure but the history attached to it, especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We managed to see the bridge from both inside and out (you need to visit the Doge's Palace to cross it). It's a beautiful structure but the history attached to it, especially having seen the prisons that it leads to, brings a certain sadness to it. Still, a must see, if you can fight your way through the throngs of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I'm still pondering the hoopla of this bridge. It's close to San Marco Square so it's not out of the way. I would have been MAJORLY disappointed had I gone out of my way to see this bridge. I don't understand why it was suspended so high, but it was. I struggled to really imagine prisoners passing through. The best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This bridge is stunning and definitely lives up the name! Having been a first time visitor to Venice, this city is absolutely beautiful and one I will definitely return to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

... I could not imagine it ! There are a few spots one must have seen when spending some time in Venice. The place can be crowded from time to time and one easily can be hit once or more by an elbow ... Just take it with a smile and enjoy the view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is a nice fairy tale and just a story. According to it, the prisoners were taking to their cells from the Doge's Palace via this bridge and it was a last chance to see the light of day. It was an underground passage really that was used for this purposes. It has a nice unique architecture and can be... More 

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

When you see the bridge, you do sigh indeed. It's stunning... The first time I had gone to Venice to was being restored but the second time I was lucky enough to see it in all it's glory. I think you can pass through it, but I just saw it from the outside. The only downside was that I did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I visited Italy, and the Bridge of Sighs in 2014. The bridge itself is a very beautiful structure. But, the sighs, well they were not from romance. The sighs were of the condemned that were led to prison. It's actually a link between two prisons. Prisoners sighed at the sight of sunlight. A must see....also a trip through prisons is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Be sure to see this gorgeous bridge or only from the palace but from outside too. Miss the crowds and go early. It's gorgeous at night too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Easily the best place in Italy (Florence a very close second). The bridge is packed with hostory and stories very fun.

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Zadar, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Beautiful place with a famous history. A lot of people, a little bit crowded but still worth it. Amazing!

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