Ponte della Paglia, Venice

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Ponte della Paglia is a bridge in Venice, Italy. The current structure dates from 1847, and the original structure was built in 1360. The original structure was the oldest stone bridge in Venice. The name of the bridge is understood to come from boats mooring nearby to offload straw (paglia). The bridge is a common place from which to view the Bridge of Sighs.In popular cultureThe bridge is the subject of a painting by Maurice Prendergast, the original artwork being part of the Phillips Collection. Casanova references the bridge in his memoirs as a place where he meets a woman whose life he had saved before.
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  • It is a point the bridge of sighs can be taken from the sea. Many people were taken in camera or Smartphone. It is very beautiful views of the sea. Stroll from St. Mark's square you away.
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  • It get crowded with people being taking pictures, taking selfies and just crossing the bridge and not just during the day but also very popular at night. The only it is quiet is in the morning and eve...  more »
  • Ponte della Paglia is the perfect spot to take photos of the Bridge of Sighs! Ponte della Paglia is not particularly large, but is a very busy one, being in a rather central area of the city, near St ...  more »
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  • This bridge can be crowded at times, but it has a nice vantage point for taking pictures.
  • Very crowded with people moving back and forth between wharves and stopping while taking pictures at the Ponte dei Sospiri.
  • Little crowded. Activities are booked from yellow booth.
  • Probably the most crowded bridge in Venice.
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