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Bridge of Sighs

Address: 31024 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #42 of 214 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historic bridge connects the Doge's Palace with its prisons and...
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Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Having been told the history of the Bridge of Sighs when visiting the Doges Palace, seeing it we felt like stepping back in time.

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Escucha, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Well here we are at last actually by the famous bridge of sighs, it is actually better looking from the outside than any picture I have ever seen of it, personally I found the inside rather an anti climax but maybe that was because there were loads of people taking photos out of the windows, I noticed the water was... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Such an iconic bridge with a good story it is great to see it in reality and jostle for position with dozens of others at any given time to get a good photo.A lovely bit of work built in 1600 it connected the old prison with the interrogation room in the Doges Palace. Made of white limestone it interestingly was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Bridge of Sighs has achieved such an iconic status that it is almost an anti-climax to finally see it. There is always a horde of tourists elbowing their way to take pictures, although with some patience we easily found a good photo-taking spot. Be sure to experience the bridge from the inside when you visit the Palazzo Ducale.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You see this covered bridge from the outside and it is a beautiful piece of architecture connecting two buildings across a canal. When you actually enter the bridge and peer trough the little gaps in the walls at the canal, the boats and the bustle below - and you realise so many other shave made this journey and this was... More 

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Omis, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I really loved traveling Italy. Venice is special town and it has soul. I felt as if I had arrived at a different time. The beautiful buildings and beautiful history of Venice at every step. Driving through the canal with gondolas and famous Venetian souvenir carnival masks ... I love Venice and this city a must visit, you will be... More 

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Fletcher
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Bridge of Sighs is not much to look at from the outside. However, from the inside it is an interesting tour. The writing on the walls of the prison cells is a rather eerie sight. Hard to imagine being locked inside the cramped prison cells.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

You can view the Bridge from outside from the bridges in front or behind it. If you are taking photographs make sure you time it to catch the obligatory gondola or three. However, as mentioned in previous reviews, it is when you find out more about the bridge (the prisoners were sentenced in the Palace and walked over the bridge... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This I where prisoners crossed over to their punishment. A must see in Venice. If you take the tour, you get a view.

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David, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I think walking on the bridge, thinking about what others were thinking hundreds of years ago when it was usually a one way trip. Possibly thinking you were sent there by the whim of one dictator and perhaps not guilty, thinking about your family you might never see again and what are they going to do........... To me it was... More 

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