Bridge of Sighs

Recommended
This arched bridge made with stone from Istria, built over the canal of the Palace between 1595 and 1605, bears the coat of arms of the doge Marino Grimani. It is one of Venice's best known sights (of the world's sights, in fact), and the little bridges from which you can see it are constantly filled with a compact and polyglot crowd of people. The "sighs" are said to be those made by the condemned as they saw the lagoon for the last time, symbol of their lost freedom.

Useful information

Address : 

Rio di Palazzo

Nearby tourist attractions

Saint Mark's Library
Saint Mark's Library
The National Marciana Library is in
1:30
Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace
Unmissable, this amazing palace reveals
2:00
Piazzetta San Marco
Piazzetta San Marco
Lying between the Doge's Palace and the
0:15
Square of the Little Lions
Square of the Little Lions
This little square is bordered on the
0:15
Campo della Pescheria
Campo della Pescheria
Along the Grand Canal, a stone's throw
0:15
San Marco district
San Marco district
The sestiere of San Marco lies in the
2:00
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace
Unmissable, this amazing palace reveals
2:00
Piazzetta San Marco
Piazzetta San Marco
Lying between the Doge's Palace and the
0:15
Square of the Little Lions
Square of the Little Lions
This little square is bordered on the
0:15
See all