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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Piazza San Marco, 1, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed today via mobile

I know! I know! I rate too many things a 5 here in Venice, but these things are truly a Must See! If you need to, find a way to expand your trip, if but one more day to take in as much as possible!

Thank JDC3_30512
Reviewed today

A poignant reminder of what prisoners must have felt looking out for the last time on beautiful Venice.

Thank karooblossom2017
Reviewed yesterday

This is available to view from inside the doges palace, but there is a tour too.we didn't take that.

Thank judith l
Reviewed 2 days ago

Along with Rialto, the Bridge of Sighs is synonymous with Venice and is a must see and must visit for your itinerary. Walk on the bridge while touring the Doge's Palace and imagine what it must have been like to be a prisoner hundreds of...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of Venice’s most photographed sights, Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) is an enclosed bridge passing over the Rio di Palazzo to connect the 16th-century Prigioni Nuove (New Prison Building) with the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. The bridge’s name, given by British...More

Thank burr6013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The bridge of sighs is wonderful! If you just want to see this famous bridge then just walk along the waterfront where you'll see a bridge (often crammed with people) where you can see the bridge. You can take a gondola trip to go under...More

Thank Emmapownall
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It s just a bridge. Nothing in particular but the story behind. It s so close to San Marco that you can visit anyways

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Part of the Venice everyone comes to see and is a must visit location. As with my other reviews of key attractions take time to explore the streets around as well

Thank dr7575
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tiny pont is beautiful compare to another ponts around Venice, I was lucky when seeing a lot of gondolas lined up under this pont

Thank Travellerfromfar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most people make do with a picture of the outside, but If you go and see the Ducal Palace , you will be able to walk across the bridge inside and see the prisons the bridge leads to. Be sure to book on VenziaUnica and...More

Thank Birte L
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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