Bridge of Sighs

Venice Italy Tourist Information and City Guide

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice Italy connects Doges' Palace (Palazzo Ducale) to an old prison.

The name of the bridge stems from the fact that prisoners would catch their last glimpses of freedom from the bridge as they were taken from the Doges' Palace to the execution block in the prison.

Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)
Bridge of Sighs, Venice Italy

Visitors to Venice Italy can view the interior of the bridge when visiting Palazzo Ducale.

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