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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

278 hotels near Bridge of Sighs

1 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

2 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

3 Bella Venezia Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.6 / 5 20 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

4 Moresco Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Dorsoduro 3499 Fondamenta del Passamonte Map

Retreat to deluxe Venetian-style accommodations on the riverbank by booking a stay at Moresco Hotel Venice. While on a Venice holiday, guests should not miss riding a gondola along the Grand Canal,... More

5 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

6 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

7 Colombina Hotel Venice

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

Castello Calle Del Remedio 4416 Map

Housed in a 15th-century building, Colombina Hotel Venice welcomes business and leisure travellers with tasteful accommodations and refined classic elegance set in a central location. This... More

8 Dona Palace Hotel Venice

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

San Marco 391 Map

A marvellous luxury Hotel, the Dona Palace is a perfect combination of past and present as well as an ideal place for spending some pleasant moments enjoying the typical coming and going of... More

9 Ateneo Hotel Venice

3 stars
2.3 / 5

San Marco 1876 Map

To enjoy the atmosphere of a typical 17th century residence, furnished in a traditional Venetian style, then visit Ateneo Hotel Venice. GeneralThe attractive feature of the common areas available... More

10 Liassidi Palace Hotel Venice

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Castello 3405 Map

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