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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 21 November 2016
David M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
A bridge with no handrails

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

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Sarahc011
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 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.

Thank rachna k
Reviewed 5 March 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

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank TraveKings
Reviewed 21 November 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.

Thank David M
Reviewed 7 November 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.

Thank Sarahc011
Reviewed 3 May 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.

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 6 April 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

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Reviewed 7 March 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.

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Reviewed 4 December 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

Thank einarse
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I wouldn't spend hours trying to find this as there are plenty of other things to see in Venice. Because at the end of the day, it is just a small bridge and you could be spending the time in St Marks Basilica!

Thank Chris J
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Cannaregio
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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