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Ponte della Paglia is a bridge next to the open stretch of water and a common place from which to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Niala O

This is one of the many bridges of Venice. This bridge offers a good view of the Ponte dei Sospiri... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Unless you are looking for it, you might miss entirely seeing the Bridge of Sighs, since most of those who cross this bridge are looking down at the steps or out to the Grand Canal. Instead, look to the landward side to get the best...More

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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Linking Piazzetta San Marco with the Riva Deglia Schiavoni, the long promenade walkway extending into the distance, Ponte della Paglia (bridge) is quickly lost in the sea of beauty and very good to excellent attractions in the Piazza San Marco area. This nice little bridge...More

3  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you exit Piazza San Marco and turn left for a walk along the Grand Canal, you immediately encounter a mass of humanity blocking the bridge. All are using this vantage point for photographs of the Bridge of Sighs and selfies with the Bridge in...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ponte della Paglia is a bridge next to the open stretch of water and a common place from which to view the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri). The current structure dates from 1847, and the original structure was built in 1360. The original structure...More

Thank Niala O
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is one of the many bridges of Venice. This bridge offers a good view of the Ponte dei Sospiri (Sospiri Bridge) and the Canonica river. This is located next to Palazzo Ducale (Ducale Palace). This bridge is very beautiful and interesting.

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Famous bridge in Venice that is connected to the prison. Easy to see from the waterfront near St. Mark’s Square. Very popular selfie picture spot!!

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is perhaps the best spot to see the Bridge of Sighs. You can’t get a decent selfie from the actual bridge. This bridge will be found right on the main walkway from the boat landing area to St. Mark’s Square.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed August 14, 2018

All others reviews are correct...,.however, my tip for your visit is to go July, Wednesday morning. Our short boat trip from ponti sabbioni to Venice basically got us here for 9 am. At this time you should have good access to get easy photos of...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to from St Mark's Square and from the ferry terminal. A lovely place to watch gondolas go by.

Thank loreneowyn
Reviewed May 31, 2018

You will cross this bridge as you walk away southeast from St. Mark's Square area. This is where you will get the best view of the Bridge of Sighs. Early mornings are best to avoid the crowds which are significant by afternoon (see photo, bridge...More

Thank MisterCheeky
Reviewed May 30, 2018

This bridge crosses the Rio de Palazzo o de Canonica at the Grand Canal and affords the best views of the Bridge of Sighs. It is extremely crowded but if you bring patience you can get next to the railing. Well worth the wait for...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

I couldn't help but sigh as I visited this very photogenic bridge in Venice. It was completely crowded. But I am still glad I got to have my photo op there!

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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
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About a 50 - 60 minute walk.