An ancient bridge in the form of an arch thrown across the Palace Canal. It connects the royal doge's palace with the prison. The architecture of the bridge is graceful and romantic. This is a popular date place. According to one of the Venetian beliefs, it is believed that in a couple who kiss in this place, mutual love will never fade. True, the increased attention of tourists to this attraction can spoil the whole romance of the moment.
Piazza San Marco, 1, Venezia
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A nice bridge to look at from the outside, but if you were walking through it from the inside it may not have been a pleasant story. It seems this may have been the final views a prisoner may have been able to see
A place which is rich in history. This was the bridge where prisoners used to walk before being shown into their cells. There are 2 sides to bridge and a peek through the window gives an amazing view. This bridge can be accessed through the doge'.. Read more »;s palace.
A romantic legend tells us about Casanova's escape from prison here, but it is a grim place in 16-19 centuries. People who were about to be executed by Republic of Venice, were passing by and looked literally for the last time at the world acros.. Read more »s the windows. Sighs or tears followed. Much loved by tourist who have no idea what lies beneath
A very nice bridge. Always besieged. During this year's visit to Venice, a policeman chased us off the bridge overlooking the Bridge of Sighs, probably for security reasons. It is an interesting perspective when you can walk across the bridge wh.. Read more »en visiting the Doge's Palace. For convicts, unfortunately this walk was the last one.
You can walk across the Bridge of sighs when you buy a ticket to visit the Doge's palace. June '23 entrance fee was 30 € but also gave you free entry to a couple of other places we didn't have time to see. Amazing place.
The say it is named Bridge of Sighs due to the fact that this is the bridge that connects from the palace to the prison cells. Once the condemned prisoners was sentenced and will be brought to their cell, they will pass through this bridge, pause in .. Read more »the middle and looked through the windows from the bridge. The only thing the prisoner could do is to sigh, knowing that this will be almost the last time they will see the beauty of the city of Venice and onced caged, they are doomed.
The light inside the bridge is so different and it is like highlighting the history of this bridge. What more when you see the cells. Looking back at it’s history, this place is where all condemned souls suffered for their acts against the law.
Outside, it is so iconic and not knowing it’s true history is something that every one must find out why it is called that name.
The Bridge of Sighs is one of the famous site in Venice worth visiting. It is beautiful from outside. It is always crowded. It si believed that criminals once sentenced go through this sigh of bridges and see the Venice through the holes in the windo.. Read more »w, as a final view of Venice before fully sentenced. You can visit from inside and feel the same view, if you have bough t he ticket to museum or Dodge palace.
Side Note: You can get the best pictures can be taken from the location under the bridge on the side wall of Dodge palace.
The city is just incredible and everywhere you go you’ll see bridge and canal’s at every turn. Beautiful spots. I wouldn’t pay to see any bridges or certain canals because I’d feel that would be daylight robbery 😅 especially g.. Read more »iven the country that it is.
Only had a bit of time as it was part of the larger visit to the Palazzo Ducale. But it was just as I thought, with a view towards the centre on the first pass and then the beautiful view towards the lagoon on the 2nd pass. I can only imagine what wa.. Read more »s going through the minds of the old prisoners who saw those views for their last time...
Last time I visited Venice, I only ventured and took pictures of the bridge from the outside. Though, my recent visit with a guided tour, unexpectedly I was led to the inside and I walked across the bridge! It was brief but it was truly something els.. Read more »e when you can see what's inside and learn about the history behind it. I would recommend joining a tour if you want to access the inside of the bridge. (July 2022)
We unexpectedly walked through the Bridge of Sighs as we ventured through Doge's Palace (you're better off buying the city pass before you arrive or just as you arrive in Venice or you'll end up probably spending more than it's wo.. Read more »rth getting into one place). Walking through it was so much better than viewing it from the outside in my opinion as you were able to get some real perspective on what your last views would have been like back then and inside the darkness of the bridge you got a sense of the doom that criminals must have felt walking through it themselves...
Worth going to see when in Venice. You can get nice photos with gondolas sailing up the canal below it. Instead of taking photos on the bridge you can go down below on the right which gives you less tourists in the pictures.
Unexpectedly got to walk inside this bridge while taking the tour of the Doge Palace, which was a pass-way to the prison area, hence the name Bridge of Sighs.
Would recommend to take part of the tour which you can find in my other reviews.
Nice views.. Read more » from the side as well walking along the coastline.
You can only access this from inside the doges Palace. It is a fully enclosed bridge between the Palace and the Old prison cells. Best viewed from the 2 bridges either side of the bridge of sighs.
Dr. Yasmin Kottait
It’s well worth a visit. Just note that you are on the right bridge and it’s access is really from within the Doges palace not from anywhere else. It has a super cool story although dark but it’s good to go through the tour and see .. Read more »for yourself a time that has passed and what was the customary arrangement for prisoners back then.
Very famous, but very small bridge.
This bridge is so short and small, if you visit Venice for the first time, you may not even find it. However, what matters is the history related to it and the sad and mysterious stories associated with it.
Th.. Read more »e surrounding areas next to the bridge was very fun and exciting!
You can visit the Duke's Palace, riding or watching the gondolas and enjoying the ocean view of the San Mark's Square, or even do some shopping, have some coffee and listen to the music. When I visited this bridge at night time, I was sitting on those shining and smooth bench next to it, I felt that every moment was so precious, since I don't even know how many people have been passing by or sitting on the same spot before, from all over the world!
Travel with Dave
Great to see when in Venice can get very busy around that area, but we’ll worth seeing.
Nikolai Alexander Kulow
They shackled me up and led me across this bridge to a little mini restaurant. They said I could order anything I liked. I couldn't believe my luck. i ordered lobster and filet steak. With a bit of red wine. Really nice! Can't wait to see w.. Read more »hat's coming next.
Due to corona my husband and I decided to just take a Gondola? ride and it was still beautiful to see?
Knowing this Bridge from some Hungarian songs. The history of this Bridge can be sad, but if you didn't do anything bad, you never had the chance (luckily) to cross this bridge.
It was extremely crowded during the day times in 2017, but as ther.. Read more »e are less tourists in Venice this days its easier to approach and take some good shots. ;)
Thousands of prisoners have given their last view on freedom from this famous bridge.
Doge Palace tour seems to currently include the Bridge of Sighs as part of the general tour. Good time to see it before it goes away. Beautiful but haunting bridge with a lot of history.
This is a beautiful and historical bridge in Venice and one of the most famous not only in Venice but in the world. This historic bridge connects the Doge's Palace with its prisons and was named for the condemned prisoners who crossed it to meet.. Read more » their executioners. Its said that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice before being taken down to their cells. One of the places you should visit when you're in Venice.
Old Pro Chef
Almost spooky what happened here a millennia ago. Beautiful architecture
The Bridge of Sighs is a bridge was built around 1600 and is an iconic historical landmark in Venice, Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison to t.. Read more »he interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was so named as prisoners who were taken to their cells had to cross the bridge and glimpse their last view of the outside world from one of the very small windows on the enclosed bridge, where it is said they 'sighed.'
Hoang Thi Vo
The Bridge of Sighs is one of many bridges in Venice. Surrounding the bridge is made of white limestone and has a stone net on the window. Passing through the Rio di Palazzo, the building used to bring former prisoners to the interrogation room in th.. Read more »e Palace of Genoa in Venice. It was designed by Antonio Contin and built in 1602. Seen from the Bridge of Sighs is the last sight of Venice they saw before reaching the prisoners' cell.
Ride a gondola if you can. Ask a few different people and agree on a reasonable price. You're already here make it memorable.
Got our visit to venice done and liked it. Overall the city was really beautiful and so was this bridge
One of the famous landmarks of Venice. We were lucky to visit Venice right after the lockdown, when the city was still empty. Usually the place is overcrowded and you can hardly take a photo of the bridge.
A landmark worth visiting.
Its a bridge made famous by Byron. Go inside the Doge Palace to gain access.
Very interesting place, especially the history behind it.
Amazing piece of history. Great architecture. Awesome!
You could sense the anguish well worth a visit
At the heart of Venice, and one of the most photographed areas in the city.
Bridge of Sighs is one of the most beautiful place in Venice to watch. One of the most popular place for taking selfies.
Specially this place is famous among tourist and they click their memorable photos.
The bridge connects two buildings,the prison .. Read more »and the interrogation building used many years ago.
This bridge has become a symbol of love for many years now.Visited this place few years back and would love to visit again in near future.
One of the must see spots at Venice and hearing the tale about it was the most interesting part.
The story starts from Doges Palace at the Jail Section. You can have a look at the bridge from outside but you can walk through it only through the pala.. Read more »ce.
Prisoner can be heard Sighing or shouting from this bridge and that's why it is name Bridge of Sighs... It is connecting the Jail section with Doge's Palace .
I have posted a picture for the view from inside. and that view will be the last view for the prisoner overlooking Venice