Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy
The gondolas pass under and all tourists gaze in awe at the ornate structure above them. The white is startling against the blue skies. It is equally jarring against cloudy gray skies, also taking on a gray undertone. Visitors praise the beauty and romance. The Bridge of Sighs is a white limestone bridge that connects the prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. Lord Byron was said to have named the bridge as such because prisoners would sigh as they get one last glimpse of Venice before being taken to their dark cells. An exaggeration as the bridge was in use for petty criminals, after the period of big trials and executions were finished. Apart from the would be grisly background, it is a wonder to be in the bridge. Glancing through the stone grills offers a unique vantage point and optimal photo stop.
Closest vaporetto stop is San Marco Zaccaria.
Coordinates: 45.4340° N, 12.3409° E
Cost & Admission
St. Mark's Square Museums Ticket (Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
Full price - € 19,00
Reduced price - € 12,00
Museum Pass (Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Ca’ Rezzonico, Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, Carlo Goldoni’s House, Ca’ Pesaro, Glass Museum in Murano, Lace Museum in Burano, Natural History Museum)
Full price - € 24,00
Reduced price - € 18,00
Purchase tickets here.
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM Daily
Nearby vendors and restaurants.
Walking, seeing a historic site.
If possible, by the city pass which includes entrance to museums, basilicas, and vaporetto passes. More information and online tickets here.