Ponte dei Sospiri

Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ponte dei Sospiri Reviews: 4.5/5

Ponte dei Sospiri
4.5
Historic Sites • Bridges
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
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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.
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,630 contributions
Iconic Venetian bridge
Sep 2021
This is a small (11m in length) stone bridge enclosed between the Doge's palace and prison. Perhaps mystified by Lord Byron during the 19th century, who named it the bridge of Sighs (prisoners taken across would catch a last glimpse of Venice and sigh before their execution). Still in very could shape considering it was built in 1600.
Written October 12, 2021
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Jervic3
Randolph, NJ174 contributions
one of the "must do" sights on Doge's Palace tour
Sep 2021
Remarkable history in a remarkable building. Walking through the jail is truly humbling. Good spot for photos looking out.
Written October 8, 2021
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO590 contributions
Small but Iconic
Jul 2021
The Bridge of Sighs is one of the places you have to see while in Venice, but it is tucked onto the back of Doge's Palace and isn't really that big. Still gotta go, though.
Written August 11, 2021
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Emerson G
Jundiai, SP764 contributions
Nice but ..
Oct 2020 • Family
Cannot really understand also how fuss the people get to see it while all around you can find so many other nice things to visit and see .. but we did it anyway
Written October 18, 2020
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,433 contributions
Can't see what the fuss is about
Sep 2020
There are so many incredible things to see along the waterways of Venice- just not sure why this is considered one of them.

Worth a peek as it is so famous and very easy to get to, for no charge. Just in my view not hugely beautiful or special. The Rialto Bridge (among many) is much more amazing, I think.
Written October 2, 2020
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Nick D
Houthulst, Belgium131 contributions
Nice history
Sep 2020 • Couples
When you visit the Doge's Palace you go through the bridge. Nothing special inside, but the history is cool!
Written September 28, 2020
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SmileyKay
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,423 contributions
Undeniable charm of its own
Jul 2020
This small, limestone bridge is one of the "must-see"s of Venice.In spite of the sad stories of lost-hopes connected to it, it has an undeniable charm of its own...
Written September 13, 2020
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alexismday
London, UK163 contributions
Gorgeous, sigh
Sep 2020 • Solo
Beautiful piece of architecture with a gory history. Lovely in the day and night time.
Always very busy with selfie takers.
Written September 12, 2020
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Marjolein A
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,367 contributions
Historical
Sep 2020 • Couples
The historic value makes it worthwhile, but inside and outside not the eye catcher one would assume. If you tour the Dogen Palace it is part of the tour automatically
Written September 10, 2020
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,173 contributions
Nothing that special
Aug 2020
You can see it from the distance walking by. You wait your turn to take the phot and you continue your journey. There isn't much else to do. All the gondole passed under it.
Written September 5, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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