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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 in Bridge of Sighs

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From US$49

1 Bella Venezia Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.4 / 5 23 reviews

Calle dei fabbri 4701/11 Map

Special 15% Off WEEKEND

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

Dream Holiday in a Dream Location
Beautiful Hotel located near San Marco piazza. The staff were helpful and the breakfast was delicious. This is a place where I would easily recommend to friends and family.
28 May 2015
From US$101

2 Becher Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

San Marco 1857 Map

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At Becher hotel you will find the sophisticated elegance of the 18th century, which is complemented by the most modern amenities and very tasteful rooms that come with comforts to make your stay in... More

Family trip
The hotel is great,real venetians style.The staff was excellent because my husband was ill and we didn't have any medications but the hotel staff getting him hot tea and fresh juice in the...
6 Jan 2016
From US$53

3 Canaletto Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Castello 5487 Map

Special Offer Advance Booking

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

Great Location
This lovely hotel is situated in a small quiet street half way between the Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marco, about 5 minutes walk to both. We stayed in a "standard" room which was large...
19 Mar 2014
From US$58

4 Hotel Locanda Ovidius Venice

3 stars
3.7 / 5

San Polo 677 A Map

Great Winter Deal 35% off Not Refundable

In a cosy and lovely atmosphere, the Locanda Ovidius Hotel is renowned for its careful and accurate service from where you can enjoy the right balance between Venice elegance and modern comfort. ... More

From US$65

5 Marconi Hotel Venice

3 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

San Polo 729 Map

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Offering excellent services and facilities, this property is a perfect venue to reside for a pleasant stay. GeneralDuring leisure, guests can sit back and relax at the lobby or explore the... More

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6 Campiello Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

Castello 4647 Map

Free WI-FI Internet Connection

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

From US$123

7 Palazzo Paruta Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.3 / 5

Campo Sant'Angelo Map

Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection

Featuring a historic Venetian noble residence accommodation in a centrally located site, Palazzo Paruta Hotel Venice makes for an ideal base for tourists visiting the lovely Italian city. The... More

From US$48

8 Diana Hotel Venice

3 stars
3.3 / 5

Calle Specchieri, 449 Map

Special Offer 15% Off

A beautifully refurbished family-run albergo in the city centre of Venice. Just off Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square), the location of this hotel is arguably the best in the city. Added to the... More

From US$78

9 Albergo All'Angelo Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

San Marco 403 Map

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Located in a beautiful seventeenth century palazzo fifty meters from St Marks Square, the Albergo All Angelo Hotel houses and displays a great many works of art from prominent artists such as... More

From US$83

10 Liassidi Palace Hotel Venice

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Castello 3405 Map

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Offering a peaceful location beside Canal San Lorenzo in the district of Castello, Liassidi Palace Hotel Venice is a boutique-style property that features chic Italian artistry in its... More

Great central hotel
Staff excellent Nice courtyard to relax ,have a drink Good wifi All good !
25 Nov 2014
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