Europe Trip - Venice St Mark's Square & Bridges of Sighs

March 27, 2016

Itinerary for Day 4: Venice- St Mark;s Square, Bridge of Sighs 

After alighting the vaporetto, we are all ready to explore this beautiful city on foot. Beside the grand canal, there are lots of stalls selling souvenirs and masks. You can slowly stroll along the canal to the St Mark's Square. 




 The first destination we went was the Bridge of Sighs. The Bridge of Sighs passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. The bridge got its name because it is said that from this bridge one could hear the sighs of the condemned as they were being led to prison.

The best view to see the Bridge of Sighs is to stand on the next bridge down the canal, a wide ponte crossing the Rio di Palazzo along the Riva degli Schiavoni. 


Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducal)

The Palace together with the Basilica of San Marco at the back and the Piazzetta in the forefront, forms of the most famous sceneries of Venice

the Doge's Palace had three fundamental roles: as the Doge residence, the seat of government and as the palace of justice.


ST. MARK’S SQUARE MUSEUMS TICKET [valid for 3 months] : 18 €

(To avoid the queue, try to buy the ticket at Correr Museum)

A single ticket valid for the Doge’s Palace and the combined itinerary of Museo Correr, etc

St. Mark's Basilica & Campanile

Basilica: 9.45 a.m. - 5p.m. - Sun and holidays: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (entrance free)


Additional Notes:

Visitors are recommended to respect the sacred place, in particular:

Dress code: no shorts or bare shoulders

You cannot enter the basilica with luggage. Luggage must be deposited in Ateneo San Basso

Photos and filming are forbidden;

Take the Elevator to the Top of the Campanile

To get a bird eye's view of th Basilica's roof and Piazza, take the elevator up to the top of the Campanile ( Bell Tower) in front of the Basilica

Entrance ticket is 8€


In the next post we will be sharing with your our acqua alta experience with you! 

With Love, 


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