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Ponte de Chiodo

Discovered this bridge whilst walking around Cannaregio area. The bridge is named after the noble... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Nice little bridge - private property, apparently

Nice little bridge, marked with signs to say that it is private property but that doesn't seem to... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2016
David M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Fondamenta San Felice, 3749, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovered this bridge whilst walking around Cannaregio area. The bridge is named after the noble family who's surname means nails, as the bridge is also referred to as the nail bridge. It is also the last remaining bridge in Venice that lacks parapets (no railings)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julesten2016
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

It is Worth seeing the “bridge of sighs” at night and during the day. when you go to the doges palace you can see what the prisoners saw as their last view of Venice, hence the name “bridge of sighs” as coined by Byron.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 714rachnak
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We love wandering around the wonderful quite area of Cannaregio looking at the building, taking photo's, far away from the hustle / bustle of the thousands of tourists. – there is so much to see. After walking down Fondamenta Miscerdoria heading for the area of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Raffiella11
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Okay... Nothing special... Just a bridge to walk around... Small bridge... Good in the evening... Good for taking pictures.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank TraveKings
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Nice little bridge, marked with signs to say that it is private property but that doesn't seem to stop loads of people sitting on it for pictures they can upload to FaceBook! Interesting to see a bridge without handrails.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank David M
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We took a little detour to have a look at this bridge as it is 1 of 2 left in Venice with no handrail.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sarahc011
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Yep, an odd looking thing in this city of bridges. A little bridge that leads to someone's front door. It kind of hides behind another bridge as you approach it so you may think you have taken the wrong turning.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed April 6, 2016

The Ponte Chiodo or the Nail Bridge is unique and typical of stone bridges that existed in the 1700, it is the only bridge in Venice that has no sides, other similar bridges had railings added over time. The name of the bridge comes from...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Raffiella11
Reviewed March 7, 2016

Ponte del Chiodo is one of the only two bridges left in Venice without a handrail and this thing can be very dangerous especially at night. Being located in the beautiful and quiet Cannaregio, the bridge blends perfectly with the architectural buildings around.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank menq
Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Strange to appreciate a small bridge in Venezia, especially when it apparently just leads to a private house. But it is without the railings and show how all bridges used to be in old days. Looks scary, but I guess it is easy to get...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank einarse
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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district)
with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many
transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying
areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand
for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal
bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution,
2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli
Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
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