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"Ponte dei Sospiri" Ponte dei Sospiri Tip by MM212

Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice: 135 reviews and 203 photos

  Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) - Nov 05
by MM212

One of Venice's most famous bridges, il Ponte dei Sospiri, known in English as the Bridge of Sighs, connects the Palazzo Ducale with the Prigione Nuove, i.e. the new prisons of the Doge's Palace. Its name derived from supposed sighs of the criminals who traversed the bridge on their way to the ruthless prisons across the canal. The bridge was built in the 17th century using Istrian stone, carved in a Baroque style. While both its architecture and its purpose are unique in Venice, I still found the Bridge of Sighs to be a bit of a disappointment, but try not to be swayed by my opinion.

Address: Ponte dei Sospiri - SAN MARCO
Phone: +39 041 271 5911

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2009
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