Bridge of Sighs

Located a few metres away from St. Mark Square, the Bridge of Sights is made of white limestone and windows made with stone bars. Nowadays it is called also “Bridge of Lovers” but its origins are much more creepy.

The Bridge of Sights was designed and and built at the beginning of XVII century by Contino, who was in the same family of the architect who projected Rialto Bridge. In the past, the Bridge had the main function of connecting Doge’s Palace with Prisons. In fact, it is said to be called this way due to the fact that prisoners used to have their last sights before their imprisonment just walking on this Bridge.

You can find it in these Tours

Tour of Venice and St Mark’s Church

Book your Tour of Venice and St Mark’s to visit the heart of Venice with its impressive St. Mark’s Square, Doge Palace, Bridge of Sighs, and Basilica of St. Mark. …

Venice Tour for Families with St. Mark’s Basilica

Venice Tour for Families: meet our kids-oriented guide for a 3 hours private tour of Venice. The whole family will enjoy it! During the Venice Tour for Families kids and …

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