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Ponte dei Sospiri

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“bridge of sighs”(737 reviews)
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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
San Marco
+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Venice many times over the years and have often wondered if it was possible to see inside, as I have only seen the outside from the bridge. Well it seems you can, by visiting the Doges Palace, which includes...More

Thank wingfield51
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a pretty bridge, and I would suggest trying to see in from the inside, as well as viewing it from the outside.

Thank KiraGoller
Reviewed 4 days ago

The whole experience of the building, the art, the jail, the bridge is well worth it!!! I would recommend to take photos from the inside as well.

Thank Niala O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every bit as good as you have seen it in pictures and films. A very very popular attraction in Venice, super busy day and night but we'll worth the visit. Located on first bridge after Doge's Palace to right hand side.

Thank Eniko H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only way to cross the Bridge of Signs is if you purchased admission to the Doge's Palace. You can cross both ways and look out the window on each side. You'll see the canal under the Bridge and people looking at the Bridge. You'll...More

Thank Pearl T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge of Sighs. It leads from the court in the Doge Palace to the prison. It is a beautiful Bridge, with a very sad purpose. The Doge Palace tour ties it all together for you.

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't cross this bridge but crowds queue to take photos. Not sure what the main attraction is. Very small compared to others

Thank maggie1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find as its just straight on from the entrance to the Doge's palace. Absolutely packed with tourists during the day so its not as easy to take photographs. I would recommend going at night when its lit up and quiet.

Thank HappyDays1894
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s the tiny covered bridge linking some buildings over a canal. Most spots that give you a good view get quite crowded. So get here early!! Nice 360 view of the harbor from here too. Right next to st marks square.

Thank Carl T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it was a crowded view but we waited our turn to get a good view. As we waited we saw couples taking selfies, families viewing together and old folks talking over the view. Sometimes the wait is worth it because you can take in...More

Thank doodlebugakj
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San Marco
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,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from gerri2016 | Reviewed this property |
The gondola prices are fixed so you can choose the length of tour you want depending on how much you wish to spend. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable.
June 6, 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