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Ponte dei Sospiri: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were staying just down the road from Ponte dei Sospiri. It’s an iconic landmark within Venice and one that should be visited if you are in Venice.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

The bridge is amazing, from the top you see the amazing views, under the bridge gondolas, float the water.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jet788428
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When you visit Oxford or Cambridge University, the Bridge of Sighs there is pointed out to you. They were copying the one in Venice. Visit this Bridge from the outside and from within. To do the latter, you have to go into the Doge's Palace....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I suggest to take many pictures from here with your friends and post it on instagram 😋when i was there, so many young couples come and take pictures. It is one of the most recommended places to visit in venice.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 763athara
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although only a small bridge if you compare to those famous bridges of Venice, but the Bridge of Sighs is one of the most viewed structures in the city and is an important historic landmark. Passing over the Rio di Palazzo, the bridge connects the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a group tour to the inside of the Doge's Palace, we walked through the amazing and ornate labyrinths of stairways, waiting rooms, and halls that twist and turn, leading us into a hall of Justice. Secret doors were pointed out where, when a person...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 20hdk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Bridge of Sighs a.k.a Ponte Dei Sospiri is a well recognized part of Venice's heritage. While one can walk over the bridge during the tour to the Doge's palace, one can also ride a gondola that passes right under. A good place to view...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This bridge has inspired others such as the Bridge of Sighs in Oxford - proper name the 'Hertford Bridge' which architecturally is an eclectic mix of the Ponte deo Sospiri and the Rialto Bridge. It can be crossed inside if you are touring the Doge's...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a small bridge, famous for the story of “sospiri”. If you tour the Palace, it’s more exciting to cross it. During high season, walk towards the parralel bridge from St Mark’s Square. The view is even nicer, you see the Lagoon behind it.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Tončica P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is an interesting story behind the name of the bridge, and its also a beautiful bridge, so really worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2019
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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,
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19 August 2019|
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Response from blindman20002000 | Reviewed this property |
No, you can see it from the bridge, between the palace and the old jail. It is unremarkable from the inside except for the fact that the bridge windows may have been the last glimpse of freedom for the convicted, who crossed... More
28 August 2018|
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Response from Ann A | Reviewed this property |
Just across the road from the steps that you stand on to see the bridge of sighs near to the water taxi station you will see the gondolas they are good
7 June 2017|
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Response from stableboyuk | 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