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Ponte della Paglia

Linking Piazzetta San Marco, Venice, Italy
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Linking Piazzetta San Marco, Venice, Italy
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"vantage point"
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"bridge of sighs"
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

You will cross this bridge as you walk away southeast from St. Mark's Square area. This is where you will get the best view of the Bridge of Sighs. Early mornings are best to avoid the crowds which are significant by afternoon (see photo, bridge...More

Thank MisterCheeky
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This bridge crosses the Rio de Palazzo o de Canonica at the Grand Canal and affords the best views of the Bridge of Sighs. It is extremely crowded but if you bring patience you can get next to the railing. Well worth the wait for...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I couldn't help but sigh as I visited this very photogenic bridge in Venice. It was completely crowded. But I am still glad I got to have my photo op there!

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This bridge can be extremely busy and crowded because people stop to look at The Bridge of Sighs and take photographs. Try to time your visit before or after the day trippers and you may have the chance to appreciate the view.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A Classic bridge in one of the most beautiful sections of Venice.You can Get a good view of the Bridge of Sighs from here. The canals are breathtaking. Do not miss this area.

Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Ponte della Paglia is the 1st of a series of Bridges as you head east along the waterfront from St Marks Square. The view of Ponte dei Sospiri helps make it memorable

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had spent a very hot day battling the crowds through central Venice. After visiting San Marco Square, we pushed on for a walk along the waterfront on the Riva Degli Schiavoni, in the blazing sun. Finally we arrived at the Ponte della Paglia, which...More

Thank BigHugh51
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This bridge is very busy because it has an amazing view of the bridge of sighs. People jostle for the best selfie. Come early if you can.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

good place to take a picture to bridge of sights and also on the islands around .close to san marco .

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a very attractive bridge in its own right, but what makes it doubly famous, (and worth visiting!) is the fact that this bridge is the BEST place to get photos of the much more famous Ponte dei Sospiri, better known as the Bridge...More

Thank Alex280546
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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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About a 50 - 60 minute walk.
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