"Bridge of Sighs" Ponte dei Sospiri Tip by Mahieu

Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice: 138 reviews and 210 photos

 
 

Now that we're into bridges, how about another famous one? The Bridge of Sighs or Ponti dei Sospiri. It was said that it received its name in the 17th century, because the prisoners who passed through it on their way to the prison cells on the other side would most likely see the beautiful sight of the lagoon and the island of S.Giorgio and freedom for the last time.
The bridge can best be seen when walking from the Doge's Palace to the Riva degli Schiavoni. You can't miss it: during the peak season, hundreds of tourists are standing on the bridge in front of it to take pictures.

Address: Ponte dei Sospiri - SAN MARCO
Phone: +39 041 271 5911
Website: http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/it/il-museo/percorsi-e-collezioni/le-prigioni/

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  • Written Aug 1, 2004
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