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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  • "Bridge of sighs" is a bridge between the Doge's Palace and prison. Paglia bridge is the bridge and see the bridge of sighs when shooting point. Paglia bridge itself is a normal bridge.
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  • I couldn't help but sigh as I visited this very photogenic bridge in Venice. It was completely crowded. But I am still glad I got to have my photo op there!  more »
  • The bridge alone has many attractions, but from it has a beautiful view of the lagoon of Venice and the bridge of sighs. Always crowded with people and with wide steps, care must be taken not to puncture the step and come the fall amid the crowd.
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  • Good to take pictures. Some time it becomes crowded. One can see bridge from where accused were taken to prison.
  • This bridge can get 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.
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