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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
+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone wants to see this so be prepared for lots of crowds and people straining to take photos and selfies! Go early in the morning before the crowds for a much better view.

Thank daga65
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You'll need to wait or fight for a spot to get a good photo, it this bridge is iconic to Venice. The history and stories behind it are truly amazing. It's a must when visiting saint marks square.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, it's beautiful and interesting from the outside...just take the tour of the Doge's Palace and see it from the inside. The name truly fits.

Thank Gringombiano
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyone wanted to see this bridge. Thanks to history, people can imagine how people used this bridge and what they thougt long time ago.

Thank nadbailova
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ponti dei Sospiri (aka the bridge of sighs) connects the Doge's Palace with the prison building directly next to it. Anyone convicted in the Doge's Palace had to walk directly to their prison cell by traversing the bridge of sighs. You can see the view...More

Thank DurableDave
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bridge of Sighs is, as history claims, the walkway from prison to execution and the little windows that you see are the last glimpses that the prisoner would see before meeting his/her demise. It really is a beautiful building and you can also take...More

Thank jill135
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when you are in venice. Attached to the dodges palace you can easily access it from st marks square as its nearby. Its a nicely decorated bridge plus its historical importance gives it extra significance. If you pay to go...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beauty of Venice is in just walking around, getting a little lost and seeing the beauty that the streets, shops and people have to offer. There are so many little gems to see as you explore.

Thank kbulney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot to see at the Bridge of Sighs, but so much history to take in, it's worth a stop. Make it for the end of your day.

Thank a1963corvette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting part of the Doges palace and you get to wander around the old prison too !! Quite a contrast to the luxury of the palace itself.

Thank Roland J
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Correction to my Review. There is no method for revising a Review once it has been published, so am adding this note. Which is the Bridge of Sighs? The bridge in my photo? NO. My mistake. The Bridge of Sighs is part of the jail in the Doges' Palace that I was standing in when I took the photo looking toward that small bridge. I was still jet lagged when I posted that Review. Regards, Peter K, 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