Built in 1602, the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) connected the interrogation rooms in the Doges Palace with the prison cells. It got its name from the fact that prisoners passing across it sighed for their lost freedom and their final view of ... 

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Bridge of Sighs

May 2011

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The Bridge of Sighs has windows with stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

a view from the Bridge of Sighs

July 2014

this was the last view of Venice the prisoners had, so they always let out a big Sigh!

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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

Inside out

January 2014

View from inside the Bridge of Sighs.

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View from the Bridge Of Sighs

August 2013

Walking from the Doges Palace to the new prisons, passing across the Bridge of Sighs as the prisoners would have done years ago.

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Inside the Bridge of Sighs!

July 2013

Walking from the Doge's Palace to the Prisons!

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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

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