"Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs)" Ponte dei Sospiri Tip by Cristian_Uluru

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The Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) is one of the most nice place of Venice. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.
The bridge was built in the 16th century and only given the name Bridge of Sighs in the 19th century, by Lord Byron. The name comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice out the window before being taken down to their cells.

Address: Rio di Palazzo
Phone: +39 041 271 5911
Website: http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/it/il-museo/percorsi-e-collezioni/le-prigioni/

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  • Updated May 22, 2006
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