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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

269 hotels near Bridge of Sighs

1 Locanda Antica Venezia Hotel Venice

3 stars
2.0 / 5

San Marco 1672 Map

Locanda Antica Venezia Hotel Venice provides ideal accommodations in the very heart of a city famed for its rich culture and history and enduring romance. From the property, guests will have no... More

2 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

3 San Cassiano Residenza d'Epoca Ca Favretto Venice

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Santa Croce 2232 Map

Enjoy the timeless ambiance of a historical Venetian home with elegantly furnished rooms and the tranquil charm of one of the city's older neighbourhoods at the San Cassiano Residenza D'Epoca Ca... More

4 Citta di Milano Hotel Venice

3 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

San Marco 590 Map

Two hundred metres from Saint Mark's Square, the Citta Di Milano Hotel is a good budget choice in the centre of Venice. The seventeenth century property sits in a quiet side street off one of the... More

5 NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci

4 stars
4.8 / 5

San Marco, Corte Dell' Albero 3878 A Map

A restored 18th-century palace, NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci blends traditional architecture with modern facilities and elegant spaces set amidst top local attractions in Venice.... More

6 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

7 Marconi Hotel Venice

3 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

San Polo 729 Map

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

8 Ca d'Oro Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Cannaregio 4604 Map

If you are planning for an ideal holiday destination in Venice, the hotel is a perfect place for you to reside and explore the surrounding areas. GeneralThe reception is open 24 hours a day, and... More

9 Bella Venezia Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.5 / 5 22 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

10 Firenze Hotel Venice

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

San Marco 1490 Map

This property offers you all the expected facilities and comforts along with the added value of an attentive service. GeneralDuring leisure, guests can relax at the lobby or explore the... More