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Ponte dei Sospiri

Piazza San Marco, 1, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 271 5911
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The "bridge of sighs" is the link between the Doges Palace housing the courts and the prison next door. This bridge forms part of the Doges Palace tour, and you can see it close up from inside the palace out of the windows - where...More

Thank CISSP_on_tour
Reviewed 2 days ago

As the story goes, on the way to the dungeons, prisoners peered out the narrow windows to sign one last time before they were led to chains and darkness. One year I cam and it was naked being sandblasted. Yikes!

Thank HGKCFP
Reviewed 2 days ago

My 16 year old daughter and I stayed here during our first trip to Europe ahead of a cruise we were taking out of Venice. It was a gift for her 16th birthday. From start to finish they were excellent. I began by e-mailing them...More

Thank tbreunig
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our hotel was incredibly close to this bridge so we had the pleasure of walking past it a few times a day, the opposite bridge to view it from can get very busy. We also took a tour of the palace and were able to...More

Thank Farina J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw this iconic and historic bridge that crosses a small canal from two perspectives - from the outside and, when visiting the Doge's Palace actually walked across the bridge and looked out. The bridge connects the Doge's Palace with the prisons. The exterior view...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can view the Bridge of Sighs from the main thoroughfare alongside the lagoon and landing stages. It is heavily congested with tourists however, all vying for the same photo opportunity. Persevere though as it is an incredibly poignant sight and very pretty in the...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This bridge is not like any other in Venice! The view is nice as it is usually in a shady area. Make sure you find out the history of it!

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Usual suspect to watch (unfortunately nkt visited though) and take photos. Worth to check the real reasons for the name ;-)

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the many bridges in Venice, very particular and famous for the history which gave it's name. For sure worth a sight.

Thank Summ3rT1m3
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth seeing this both inside and out - especially from the inside. We sighed though because unless you have the long audio guide for the whole palace, there is very limited information inside the Doges Palace and by the time we reached the Bridge...More

Thank NFoster_12
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Peter_K_B_Toronto
7 June 2017|
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Response from Gavin O | 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
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