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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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On our first night in Venice, as we got our bearing we walked all over and took many photos. The next day we saw the bridge from the front where many visitors first see it and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

On our first night in Venice, as we got our bearing we walked all over and took many photos. The next day we saw the bridge from the front where many visitors first see it and we then realized that we had already seen it from the back the night before and in fact we had taken a photo! A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Architecturally beautiful, it's a must see if you're around St marks area of Venice. Even if you aren't the island can be navigated from top to toe in around half an hour anyway! Don't miss the chance to see inside the bridge via the doges palace ( using a Venezia unica card to jump the queue).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

As a devotee of the English poet, Lord Byron, the Bridge of Sighs is a "must see." It was Byron who gave the bridge its name in his epic poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. " I STOOD in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand: I saw from out the wave her structures rise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

There are many places to visit in Venice and this is not one to miss. Its architecture is Pure and Perfect

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

No trip to Venice would be complete without seeing this. Architecturally it's just a small stone, covered bridge. Take time to learn the history and let it become so much more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was explained to me that the Bridge of Sighs, was due to the fact that Prisoners on their way to execution would get a last glimpse of the beautiful sight from the window and then 'sigh'. I found this to be quite an emotional experience, as well as a historic one. We toured the cold lonely prison and viewed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A must when travelling to Venice. Like all cities they have a must this is one. If you are lucky enough hire a gondola and sail underneath it. This Is a beautiful city and one of the beautiful sites it hold

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Bridge is not very long and the space directly in front of it is a pedestrian walkway over another bridge which gets insanely crowded especially when they let the cruise ship people off just down the way. Best to get up early and walk over to take pictures when there isn't a crowd. Make sure you go inside and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

You have to buy ticket for Doges Palace to go in the bridge. 14-20 euro. Excellent museums included and tons of artwork. We spent three hours in doges. Bridge of sighs you can feel the claustrophobia it is so small and you can imagine how the prisoners must have felt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

interesting story behind the name...but nothing that special that you'd need to go out of your way to see vis-a-vis other sites in Venice...

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