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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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“bridge of sighs” (744 reviews)
“doge's palace” (422 reviews)
“outside world” (45 reviews)
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Piazza San Marco, 1, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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"bridge of sighs"
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"doge's palace"
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"outside world"
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"interrogation rooms"
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"covered bridge"
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"palace tour"
in 58 reviews
"small bridge"
in 36 reviews
"beautiful bridge"
in 73 reviews
"across the bridge"
in 54 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 32 reviews
"interesting history"
in 41 reviews
"beautiful venice"
in 35 reviews
"both sides"
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"taking pictures"
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Reviewed today

It's nice if you walk by it, but I wouldn't go out of the way to see it. Much better things to see in Venice.

Thank MarriV90
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure you stop by here in the mad rush from the ferry and take a few snaps. Well worth it and a very beautiful structure.

Thank lifenadventure
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes the visit of the Doge Palace allows you to see il Ponte dei Sospiri from inside and a have the “last glimpse of freedom”; then you go out and see it from the ground. It looks more impressive from outside than from inside but...More

Thank Travelaround59
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone advises to see the Bridge of Sighs but it is so small and you can’t use it. It is also covered so unless you look for it you could easily miss it.

Thank GPhillipsMBE
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see item and with only a few moments waiting on the the nearby bridge to take a picture. It is smaller than i had imagined though.

Thank Sara C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Included in what you get with the Doge’s Palace. No big thrill to walk through. Kids enjoy seeing the jail cells in the buildings on both sides of the bridge.

Thank Charon666
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find since it's near all the sightseeing. Just look for the crowds. You only need a few minutes to take a few photos. One of the few bridges if not only bridges that are covered in Venice.

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bridge of Tears. Only noticed this bridge when on vaporetto around San Marco area. Not sure if you can actually walk through it from Doge's Palace.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you tour the Doge’s Palace you get to walk over this bridge and get a better perspective of the size of this bridge. It strangly seems different to the outside view. If you are not careful, you could walk over it without realizing. Outside,...More

Thank TJA950
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got a chance to walk down both sides, one leading from the Doge’s Palace to the prison, once you were judged; and the other going back the Doge’s Palace to get a better judgment! In all seriousness, must have been awful to see that final...More

Thank CountessChloe
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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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