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Bridge of Sighs

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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Anonymous

May 2011

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. - May 2011

Bridge of Sighs

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.

Kathryn B

June 2016

 Legend has it that prisoners would sigh as they took their last look at Venice during their walk to their execution. Actually, by the time the new prison was built the executions were no longer ... , Kathryn B - June 2016

The bridge of Sighs Ponte dei Sospiri

Legend has it that prisoners would sigh as they took their last look at Venice during their walk to their execution. Actually, by the time the new prison was built the executions were no longer held at the Doge's Palace.

Jacqueline B

June 2016

 Standing inside the bridge of Sighs looking at Ponte della Puglia Bridge , Jacqueline B - June 2016

View from the Bridge of Sighs

Standing inside the bridge of Sighs looking at Ponte della Puglia Bridge

Gary P D

July 2014

 this was the last view of Venice the prisoners had, so they always let out a big Sigh! , Gary P D - July 2014

a view from the Bridge of Sighs

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

Cheryl P

January 2014

 View from inside the Bridge of Sighs. , Cheryl P - January 2014

Inside out

View from inside the Bridge of Sighs.

linda

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. , linda - August 2013

View from the Bridge Of Sighs

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

rosebuds63

July 2013

 Walking from the Doge's Palace to the Prisons! , rosebuds63 - July 2013

Inside the Bridge of Sighs!

Walking from the Doge's Palace to the Prisons!

Marcus H

October 2012

 View from the bridge of sighs , Marcus H - October 2012

Bridge of Sighs

View from the bridge of sighs

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