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Bridge of Sighs | Things to do in Castello | Citalia

Bridge of Sighs

Second only to the Rialto Bridge in terms of renown, Venice’s Bridge of Sighs is known for a rather more sinister reason than its grander neighbour. Connecting the spectacular Doge’s Palace with the interrogation rooms of the city prison, the bridge provided the prisoners with the last view of Venice that they’d see before their imprisonment.

Lord Byron himself actually gave the bridge its current name – so called because of the sounds that prisoners would make as they crossed. Today, this bridge is one of the first things that visitors see when they arrive in Venice, and can actually be crossed by the brave. 


If you wish to visit The Bridge of Sighs a guide of opening hours and prices can be found below:

Opening hours: The Bridge of Sighs can be accessed through the Doge’s Palace, which is open daily from 8:30am to 7pm.

Price: €18 per adult/ €11 per child 6 – 14, student 15 – 25 or citizen aged 65 and above.

*Prices and opening hours may be subject to change.

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