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Bridge of Sighs

The white limestone Bridge of Sighs passes over the Rio di Palazzo and is the most famous bridge in all of Venice, Italy. The bridge has an interesting history that began in 1602 from a design by Antoni Contino. The ancient bridge once connected prison cells to the interrogation room of Doge’s Palace, making the view from the Bridge of Sighs the last thing criminals saw before lockdown. The moniker was given by Lord Byron, who imagined the prisoner’s sighing as they took their last glimpse of beautiful Venice.

  • Take your lover on a gondola ride beneath Venice’s famous Bridge of Sighs and kiss him or her at sunset; according to local legend, doing so will bring you both eternal bliss.
  • Walk across the Bridge of Sighs and peer through the stone-barred windows to experience get the same view of the Venice canals that criminals once got on their way to lockup.
  • Take a scenic canal tour that passes beneath many famous bridges, including the Bridge of Sighs, while flanked by the many historic sites and beautiful architecture of Venice.

One of the most romantic ways to visit the Bridge of Sighs, as well as the rest of the city centre of Venice, is by gondola tours that weave through the dense network of canals that snake through the city. The small, traffic-free streets that line the canals are perfect for leisurely strolls. The small vaporetti boats leave from the main train station and offer a faster, cheaper way to navigate the canals. From the Marco Polo Airport in Venice you may take waterbuses to get to the city centre.

Hotels near Bridge of Sighs

298 hotels near Bridge of Sighs

1 Bella Venezia Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.5 / 5 21 reviews

Calle dei fabbri 4701/11 Map

Featuring plush accommodations and top-notch facilities housed in a 16th-century building, Bella Venezia Hotel Venice creates an ideal base for travellers visiting Venice. This centrally located... More

2 Palazzo Odoni Hotel Venice

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Santa Croce, 151 Fondamenta Minotto Map

Combining authentic Venetian charm and decor with modern amenities, Palazzo Odoni Hotel Venice provides a stylish and welcoming haven for tourists exploring the historic city of Venice.... More

3 Starhotels Splendid Venice

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

San Marco Mercerie, 760 Map

Offering comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities, the Starhotels Splendid Venice is an ideal place to spend your relaxing vacation. GeneralThe property provides banquet as well as... More

4 Campiello Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

Castello 4647 Map

With a prime central location, Hotel Campiello Venice offers the perfect combination of relaxation and convenience for you to have a wonderful holiday in the most magical city in the world. ... More

5 Torino Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Calle Delle Ostreghe, 2356 Map

Enveloped by the warm atmosphere of its Venetian style interior, Torino Hotel Venice treats its guests to truly special sensations, a love nest for an exclusive and romantic getaway. GeneralIf you... More

6 Antico Panada Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.6 / 5 16 reviews

Calle Degli specchieri , 646 Map

Boasting a tradition that dates from 1889 and hosted in an 18th century building, this hotel has always been a reference point for Italian and foreign tourists who wish to discover the beauty of... More

7 Ca Del Campo Hotel Venice

3 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

Campo Della Guerra San Marco 511 Map

Stay at the Ca del Campo Hotel and enjoy the atmosphere of the old Venetian residence, which is still shining from the period furnishings and the ancient paintings decorating the hotel. GeneralAt... More

8 Royal San Marco & Suites Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Calle Dei Fabbri 848 Map

Being an oasis of relaxation, this property offers a pleasant ambience, high standards of comfort and convenient facilities for both business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralGuests... More

9 Al Gazzettino Hotel Venice

3 stars
2.0 / 5 3 reviews

San Marco 4971 Map

Al Gazzettino Hotel Venice offers comfortable accommodation and services for an enjoyable vacation. St Mark's Square, Ponte di Rialto, Academia, Bell Tower, Piazza San Marco and Antica Modisteria... More

10 Canaletto Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Castello 5487 Map

Blending old-world Venetian charm and traditional hospitality, Canaletto Hotel Venice welcomes holidaymakers to the historic home of Giovanni Antonio Canal in the City of Water. This Venice hotel... More