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San Marco
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ponte della Paglia is a bridge next to the open stretch of water and a common place from which to view the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri). The current structure dates from 1847, and the original structure was built in 1360. The original structure...More

Thank Niala O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the many bridges of Venice. This bridge offers a good view of the Ponte dei Sospiri (Sospiri Bridge) and the Canonica river. This is located next to Palazzo Ducale (Ducale Palace). This bridge is very beautiful and interesting.

Thank Eudoxio B
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Famous bridge in Venice that is connected to the prison. Easy to see from the waterfront near St. Mark’s Square. Very popular selfie picture spot!!

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is perhaps the best spot to see the Bridge of Sighs. You can’t get a decent selfie from the actual bridge. This bridge will be found right on the main walkway from the boat landing area to St. Mark’s Square.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 15 August 2018

All others reviews are correct...,.however, my tip for your visit is to go July, Wednesday morning. Our short boat trip from ponti sabbioni to Venice basically got us here for 9 am. At this time you should have good access to get easy photos of...More

Thank boutyeh
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to from St Mark's Square and from the ferry terminal. A lovely place to watch gondolas go by.

Thank Loren O
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
Reviewed 31 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

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 22 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!

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 20 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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San Marco
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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Fred S
23 January 2017|
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About a 50 - 60 minute walk.