"Bridge of Sighs" Ponte dei Sospiri Tip by lina112

Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice: 138 reviews and 210 photos

The bridge, that houses two overlapping corridors, was built at the beginning of the 17th century form a design by Antonio Contin and used to serve as a link between the Old Prisons, in the Doge's Palace, and the New Prisons, situated beyond the Palazzo River.

El puente fue construido a principios del siglo XVII, diseño de Antonio Contin. Era el camino que seguian los condenados a muerte y desde sus ventanas era por donde miraban por última vez la laguna veneciana

Address: San Marco 1, 30124 Venice
Directions: Entrance for the public: Porta del Frumento, Piazzetta San Marco
Phone: +39 041 271 5911
Website: http://www.museiciviciveneziani.it/frame.asp?musid=8&sezione=musei

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2008
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