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.
The 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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  • This spot does get very busy as it is one of the first attractions you will see when coming to venice via the port, many tourists will stop to take pictures as we did. However it is worth waiting for ...  more »
  • Like almost everything else in venice, this is an impressive piece of Italian engineering. It's quite unusual to see an enclosed bridge in an ancient stone building. There isn't really much to see her...  more »
  • Everything in Venice and beautiful especially if you like history and photography, the biggest problem and the tourist with no notion that you find yourself in the right to stand still looking everything but the bridge disturbing who wants to see photograph. But let's go La 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 as coming from boats anchored nearby to unload straw.
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  • Like almost everything else in venice, this is an impressive piece of Italian engineering. It's quite unusual to see an enclosed bridge in an ancient stone building. There isn't really much to see here, so this is best visiting on your way to somewhere else in Venice. There is also some interesting history behind the bridge, so it's worth doing a bit of research beforehand.
  • Very close to the St. Marks square. This bridge is usually crowded with people posing for photographers. This bridge is the viewpoint to have a glimpse of the 'Bridge of Sighs' connecting the prison to the Doge's palace.
  • Great place to take photos and take in the scenery of gondolas coming and going. Big Plus, they have a ramp for strollers and wheelchairs. I wish Rialto Bridge had an accessible ramp. Definitely would make it more tourist friendly.
  • From Ponte della Paglia is a bridge in Venice, Italy. The Street Lamp in Venice Venezia, the evening is now come and the fog almost dissolved, now it's up to them, the Venetian lamps, reflect their beauty on the water, they are hexagonal lamps, in wrought iron, typical of Venetian research.
  • Great place to take photos, but super busy.
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