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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  •  The Paria Bridge is a great point to see the famous Bridge of Sighs. Both bridges are seven bridges across in the same canal, but the Paria Bridge is a bridge that is seven bridges across along the Schiavoni Riverside, which is accessible to Piazza San Marco, so anyone can easily cross the bridge. Standing in the middle of the bridge, you can see a bridge of sighs in front of a few tens of meters away.
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  • It is very close to San Marco and connects the Piazzetta with the Riva degli Schiavoni.In white stone and with very wide steps, it is called so because In antiquity there were docked boats that transported straw. And always very busy because it allows a Beautiful view of the lagoon, but especially because it is an ideal place to photograph the famous bridge of Sithe.
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  • 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.
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