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Ponte dei Sospiri

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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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Piazza San Marco, 1, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have to be honest and say that 1st time I laid eyes on it from the outside I thought 'is that it' But then you have to consider it's place in history. Having seen it from the outside I had to get to see...More

Thank 143drewr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Try to get as early as possible to this area, this way the place is going to be less crowded and you can have better pictures

Thank dquesadajimenez
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In general anice spot for a cool picture...and a good passagio for a walk near the molo...nothing more if you split it from ducale visit

Thank hollyfrankk1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I read about the history of this bridge really incredible for the time and the things that's occurred in this prision and palace is near the plaza san Marco , easy access for photos

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The trip from Doge's Palace to the prison via the bridge of signs is incredible the history the idea and the state in which people were detained is remarkable.

Thank tiddles001
Reviewed 1 week ago

The horrible history of the bridge, with two pathways, one in and out is chilling and the conditions unimaginably barbaric - although better than in the flooded lower cells of the actual palace - as prisoners crossed from the Doge's Palace to their new home...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is sad that this bridge offered the lady view of freedom for prisoners on their walk from the Doge's Palace to the prison.

Thank AngieAvers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely bridge which we saw from a gondola, found it to be better than the Rialto bridge A must see when visiting Venice

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chance to walk the bridge during the guided doge tour. Did you know the bridge has 2 seperate walkways! Interesting stories of a bridge which looks very fancy on the out side, but is less glamorous on the in side.

Thank Jurgen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unusual bridge. From the outside is not spectacular, but is on the guidebooks, so worth seeing for that reason.

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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,
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from boutyeh | Reviewed this property |
Bit late in answering....maybe youve been...see my review for venice...we went wednesday...arrived by boat from punti sabioni...we hadnt pre booked anything. We arrived 9am a good hour and a half b4 the floating cities... More
June 6, 2017|
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Response from stableboyuk | Reviewed this property |
Can't see your picture however, the bridge of sighs is just a corridor from one building to another. You can see this passage built of limestone from the following bridges....Ponte Canonica (to the north) & Ponte Della... More