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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  • The bridge of sighs is one of the most famous bridges in Venice and is within walking distance of Saint Mark's square. The bridge is in Baroque style realized in Istrian stone and connects the Gaols to the Doge's Palace
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  • With the ticket to Doge's Palace there is the opportunity to visit this famous bridge and cross it. The collective is believed to be a romantic place, but the reality is a altra...il bridge said of Sighs connects the Palace with the prisons and therefore for the condemned was the last transition from light to dark jails ... nothing but romance! But it remains a work of unique beauty.
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  • The bridge of sighs is one of the main attractions of Venice. He can hardly claim to be the most beautiful in the city, but it apparent leader of the photo! Each tourist is committed to his capture. Many, whose colleagues all parts of your body, manage to organize the same myself the photoshoot on his background. Such a high popularity of the bridge of sighs is based on several factors. Firstly, this elegant, Baroque appearance. Secondly, the rich more than 4-century history. It was built by Antonio Conti in 1602, and the years linked Doge's Palace, where there was a courtroom jail. Actually, hence those "sighs" have nothing to do with the romance of love. However, the most important factor in the popularity of Ponte dei Sospiri is its location. By place, overlooking the bridge of Sighs, neither passes nor a tourist entering in Venice. After all, next to the famous Piazza San Marco and tourist marinas. So, passing by, the main thing is to have time to pull out the camera and press the button until the moment when you start moving, push and stomp colleagues...)))
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  • Beautiful bridge crossing the canal with a sombre history. It must be one of the most famous bridges in the world and a must see on a visit to Venice. It can be viewed either by gondola, where you pass under it or from the side viewed from another bridge.
  • The bridge joins the Doge’s palace to the prisons. It’s quite an eerie feeling crossing it and it’s apt name conjure up the feeling of abject terror the prisoners must have felt when being sent down. Cross it, and you are walking in the footsteps of Casanova. From outside of course it is a beautiful marble-faced piece of architecture, but such an iconic location that it’s hard to get a decent picture because of all the tourists taking selfies in front of it.
  • Beautiful bridge and view. Interesting story behind (read about it and it will make it a much better experience). The bridge from which you view il Pomte dei Sospiri is always crowded so try to visiting it in a early time in the day and bare the pickpocket
  • Founded in 400 AD and built on a north adriatic lagoon, Venice is an amazing city to visit. Steeped in history and art, it's romantic canals, gothic architecture and great seafood are sure to please.
  • A nice bridge of beautiful stories. Better if you could go though the bridge itself rather than staying outside taking pics.
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