Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice

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An enclosed bridge over the Rio di Palazzo, Ponte dei Sospiri connects the new prison with the doge's Palace. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the view from the bridge was the last time condemned convicts saw Venice. Lord Byron wrote that the criminals would sigh at their last sight of the city. However, Lord Byron exercised a bit of literary license; the grating on the bridge openings would have made it difficult for the convicts to see anything. A more modern legend has it that lovers will be granted eternal bliss if they kiss on a gondola under the bridge at sunset while the bells of St. Mark's Cathedral toll. This served as a plotline for the film "A Little Romance." Using our world travel planner, Venice attractions like Ponte dei Sospiri can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a bridge which is ceca of the St. Mark's square on the boulevard of the ducal palace costa.une, was a prison to the Court of the inquisicion.hablamos of the year 1602.y was built to move the prisoners more rapido.y say that the prisoners they crossed the bridge and sighed because on the other side they it hoped his trial. Today it is a tourist place and deserves be tour both below in the channel and on the inside, making the promenade by the ducal.pero Palace outside you can also appreciate and make good photos.
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  • It's really bitter experience what happened on the bridge. Looks nice to Venice last time prisoners. passion to jail leading up and deaths ... sometimes life hurts. And we think about.......
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  • Very beautiful! The bridge is between the palace and the prison. The prisoners used to cross it and sigh when they saw outside as they would not taste freedom any time soon. You can see it very well from the south next to the palazzo. Gong inside might not be necessary as you cannot see much from inside
  • Venice doesn't disappoint and Bridge of Sighs, well you can nearly hear all the sighs of the prisoners as they took their last look at their beloved Venice. Easy to find and only a short stroll from St.. Mark's square.
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