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  The Bridge of Sighs and Ponte della Paglia behind
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The Bridge of Sighs is one of the best known artifacts in Venice. There is no a single tourist who visited Venice and failed to see the Bridge of Sighs. This bridge, connecting Palazzo Ducale ? Doge's Palace and Prigioni Nuove ? the New Prisons, was built in the first decade of the 17th century and it is work of Antonio Contin. The idea that prisoners sighed at their last glimpse of Venice as they passed before the windows of the Bridge of Sighs is a Romantic fancy of the 19th century.

Address: San Marco
Directions: The best view of the Bridge of Sighs is from Ponte della Paglia, and walk over it is part of tourist visit to Doges' Palace.
Website: http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/it/il-museo/percorsi-e-collezioni/le-prigioni/

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2008
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