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"Bridge of Sighs" Ponte dei Sospiri Tip by tini58de

Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice: 135 reviews and 203 photos

  Bridge of Sighs
by tini58de

This bridge was constructed by Antonio Contino in 1600 and connects the Doge's prisons, or Prigioni, with the inquisitor's rooms in the main palace. The name "Bridge of Sighs" was not given until the 19th century, when Lord Byron helped to popularize the belief that the bridge's name was inspired by the sighs of condemned prisoners who were led through it to the executioner....

The bridge from where you can shoot your picture of the Bridge of Sighs is always crowded, but this picture is such a nice memory, so it is worth joining the crowd!

Address: near Doges Palace
Phone: +39 041 271 5911

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2005
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