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The Ponte della Paglia is a photo opportunity point for The Bridge of Sighs. To say the least it... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2019
petermack2011
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Bungay, United Kingdom
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This spot does get very busy as it is one of the first attractions you will see when coming to... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2019
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Poole, United Kingdom
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If you want to see the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), take the tour of the Doge's palace and see it how it was meant to be seen, from the inside looking out. TOo many people hang out on this bridge and sometimes make it impassible. While the city of Venice has made it
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The Ponte della Paglia is a photo opportunity point for The Bridge of Sighs. To say the least it becomes very busy with many tourists admiring the aforementioned bridges or just taking selfies. It is said to have been a stopping point for traders unloading straw from their
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This spot does get very busy as it is one of the first attractions you will see when coming to venice via the port, many tourists will stop to take pictures as we did. However it is worth waiting for a gap to get full view of this amazing attraction, the architecture is very
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Like almost everything else in venice, this is an impressive piece of Italian engineering. It's quite unusual to see an enclosed bridge in an ancient stone building. There isn't really much to see here, so this is best visiting on your way to somewhere else in Venice. There is
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You’ve got to cross this bridge and others as you hop over the various canals along the Riva degli Schiavoni. Thus, at some point in your stay you’ll end up standing on this Straw Bridge. Its name is derived from the unloading of straw at this point which was used in making
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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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