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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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Ancient Structures, but not much to see

The whole of Venice is beautiful and a well maintained open air museum of sorts for people who appreciate ancient architecture. The bridge of Sighs or "Sosperi" is also one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The whole of Venice is beautiful and a well maintained open air museum of sorts for people who appreciate ancient architecture. The bridge of Sighs or "Sosperi" is also one of the major landmarks. However its not that great that you would especially visit or need much time to appreciate it. Fortunately its close to the san marco square so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

As beautiful as it is on the inside, the tour of Doges palace must be done to walk on the bridge on the inside. The history is amazing, this was the last drop of light prisoners would see this they sighed. One of the many beautiful marks of Venice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Since you are in Venice so you will not miss its as there are lot of people taking photographs...yes is a famous bridge and nothing more than that..but why to miss it as you are already in vence...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

There are a half dozen places & things to do in Venice that are the musts. And walking over the Bridge is one of them. Not because it's been done by millions before. But because it is a legend. And a beautiful place that tells you so much about what Venice is. As my wife says, if you can do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most popular sight-seeing spots in Italy is the Venice’s famous enclosed Bridge of Sighs, which is suspended over the Rio di Palazzo (Palace River). This bridge in curved profile which stretches high above the canal, was designed by Antonio Contino and built in the early 17th century with an intention of connecting the old prisons and interrogation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A trip to Venice is a must. If you find out all about the bridge of sighs it very interesting. As all of the sights in venice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Bridge of Sighs is supposedly named for the sighs that prisoners would heave as they were taken from the Doge's palace to their cells; the bridge providing them their last look at the free world. You can see it now from the outside and from inside (with a tour of the palace). The bridge itself is not all that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a guide who explained the origin of the name and that is what made of interest to me. The bridge leads from the courts to the prison and one can imagine why it was the Bridge of Sighs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful history regarding the prisoners walking across the bridge to jail and or their death looking through the small windows seeing their beloved Venice possibly for the last time. Loved, loved Venice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you're here for the free view, join the crowds taking lots of pictures of the Bridge of Sighs. Otherwise, head into the Doge's palace to find out more about it and actually be inside, watching all the tourists take pictures of you.

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Address: 31024 Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

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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.