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Bridge of Sighs

Address: 31024 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #43 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This wasn't exactly on my "hit list" of things to see in Venice, but I'm glad I did. Cool to glimpse a bit of history. Aside from the history behind it, not super special.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you know the history or significance of the Bridge then it's well worth popping round the corner form St Marks Square to have a look. It's not far! If you don't... it'll still make a nice picture! If you visit the Doges Palace you are actually able to cross this Bridge from the inside and see the prisons!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Go when the sun is low on the horizon for the best photo. It was incredible to feel the history here. But you really can't see all that much and with the crowd it's hard to stop for too long without being a jerk. I guess it's more about the "feeling" and understanding than the seeing. But worth seeing if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It is called the Bridge of Sighs because usually it was from this bridge that those sentenced to the Dodge's prison had their last ever glimpse of sunlight. And they knew it. Not a large bridge, but large history. If only the walls could speak.

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alexandria , virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

While not easy to miss, the significance is unless you are in the know -- my 14 year old and I had a great time looking outward as we crossed it - also legend has it that if you kiss under it from a gondola when the clock strikes the hour - you have a long life -- how magical... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have no idea why this place is so famed. It is just a small narrow bridge. you can actually walk on it if you visit the Doge Palace, which you should.

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nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It's not a particularly interesting bridge to view or walk through. When I came upon it the first time, I took a photo not knowing what it was. I still don't get the appeal, but it's close to San Marco and free to see so might as well cross it off the bucket list.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just around the corner from the San Marco Piazza, and you get a great view from another footbridge and from a gondola ride - its free, you have to see it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was so surreal to see it because Venice was one of the places I always liked since I was 13 years old. I saw it standing by the Grand Canal and I also went underneath it on the gondola ride I took during the afternoon. The legend behind the bridge, which no one really told me at Venice and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

From the outside it just looks like any old bridge - but when you think of the history behind it - you appreciate it more. Walking over the bridge as part of the tour of the Doge Palace is really worthwhile as you get to see what prisoners would have seen when seeing Venice for the last time. It was... More 

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