Best tours and activities for Bridge of Sighs
2 Days in Venice, with guided tours and gondola ride
Boat Tour on the Grand Canal to discover secret Venice
Venice Small Group Boat Tour in Grand Canal with San Giorgio Maggiore Tower Climb
Group Tour of the amazing Doge's Palace in the heart of Venice
One Hour Private Photo Tour with a Photographer in the Center of Venice
Private Gondola Ride in Venice, with Professional Tour Guide on Board
Small Group Day Tour of Venice with Grand Canal Boat Ride
2-day tour of Venice departing from Florence by high speed train
Best attractions in VeniceSt Mark's Square Doge's Palace Saint Mark's Basilica Rialto Bridge Grand Canal Bridge of Sighs Teatro La Fenice Murano Island Burano Island Torcello Island Contarini del Bovolo Stairs
Things to know about Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most famous bridges in Venice. Built in the early 17th century in Baroque style, this enclosed bridge serves as a connection between the New Prisons and the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace: originally, it was the passage-way through which the prisoners were conducted in prisons, and its name derives from its particular function.
Today, the Bridge of Sighs is admirable from the street in front of it, or from the canal that flows below it. It is also possible to access it from the Doge's Palace as part of a special guided tour.
Such is the reputation of the Bridge of Sighs that, in the world, its architectural structure has been replicated several times, in copies similar to the original Venetian one.