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Bridge of Sighs

31024 Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #47 of 212 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We were in the area to check out the St Mark's Basilica. Really busy area so watch your belongings. It's one of those sights to check out and take a photo. I wouldn't go out of your way to see it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Kind of one of those things you have to say you saw and did. When we did our gondola ride we asked for him to take us back there, which was nice. I wouldn't go out of your way to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The Bridge o f Sigh was outside our Hotel window.Very pretty little bridge.But when we went to Doge Palace and crossed the bridge it was sad.There were a few small holes to look through before you went into the prison.I can only imagine all the real sighs that were heard.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We saw the bridge from a gondola. It was lovely but we regret not getting inside for a look. Our time in Venice was limited and I would have made this a higher priority.

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Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

If I didn't have my guide with me I never would have been informed about this bridge's rich history. It is really busy and quite funny to see so many people staring at a relatively small bridge that connects two buildings. The view from the bridge is famous for being the last thing condemned prisoners saw before death. Very interesting... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We bought tickets in the afternoon for the Doge"s (Duke's)tour but did it with the assistance of the handheld mobile which is very detailed, the bridge of Sighs is a must see, go all the way down the dungeon and look at the scribles on the inside of the prison walls, very interesting. We spent over 2 hours in there.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This iconic little bridge is quite easy to miss, so make sure you don't rush around otherwise you may not see it! The legend behind this stunning bridge, only adds to the mystery of what was once a beautiful final view on the journey from the prison to the death gallows.

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McCordsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This is the original and most famous "Bridge of Sighs". You can see it from multiple perspectives 1). Via Riva degli Schiavoni - free but crowded 2) Via water taxi - inexpensive and wide vista views 3) Via gondola - expensive but romantic 4) Via Doge's Palace tour - see the view from inside the bridge the convicts had before... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a historic bridge that connects the Doge's Palace with its prisons and named from the condemned prisoners who crossed the bridge to meet their executioners. A nice place to get photos is to walk through it when getting to the prison across the Doge's Palace and there you get to see the last view of the Venetian Lagoon... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As part of the tour of the Doge's palace (which I felt was very disappointing), we walked over the Bridge of Sighs to the old prisons. The view from inside the Bridge looking out was interesting and you felt you were somewhere special but I don't think the tour of the Doge's Palace was worth it just for this experience.

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