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Ponte dei Sospiri

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Address: Piazza San Marco, 1, 31024 Venice, Italy
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This historic bridge connects the Doge's Palace with its prisons and was...

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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THE LAST VIEW OF VENICE

The Bridge of Sighs, connects the Doge's Palace with the prison. As the condemned were being led to the prison, they could get their last glimpse of Venice through 2 windows on... read more

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Murrieta, California
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The Bridge of Sighs, connects the Doge's Palace with the prison. As the condemned were being led to the prison, they could get their last glimpse of Venice through 2 windows on the bridge. You can cross it if you take the tour of the Doge's Palace.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) is a bridge that connects the Doge's Palace with the prison. The Bridge is interesting on the outside, but when you walk thorough it when you tour Doge's Palace it is very unimpressive. It is just a simple concrete wall leading to the prison. I guess it didn't need more than that considering... More 

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You need to visit it through the Doge's palace first. You'll then see it in a different (less romantic) light once outside.

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Great place to reflect, but unfortunately you have to fight the crowds. Is Venice ever not crowded. Beautiful history and symbolism just the same.

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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The "Bridge of Sighs"as viewed from here is almost mystical. The idea that prisoners were "escorted" across to spend the end of their lives in a cold, wet dungeon and would lament and "SIGH" as they crossed, knowing it was the last daylight they would see, is awe inspiring. The architecture is beautiful.

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Hong Kong, China
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Last looks on a canale - not a wide one - and not one to escape on. The only consolation being that one is in good company.

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This ponte was the last one taken by the ones who were executed during our terrible Middle Ages - you almost wish these people knew some Kung fu or other martial arts to escape those primitive mentalities. After crossing the bridge, as you visit the Dodge's palace you could almost miss this bridge, so check those open windows.

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Well if you go to Venice you have to see "it". Its a bridge its beautiful - take a photo enjoy then get somewhere where there arent millions of others! Its a must see

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History buffs will love this. Constructed to transfer convicts from palace Doge courts to prisons underneath the palace in the old days.

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One of our favourite parts of the Palazzo was crossing the Bridge of Sighs and looking through the bars at the views either side. We enjoyed the contrast between the opulent public rooms and this area of cells and gloom. Prettier from the outside of course!

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