Bridge of sighs
Venice, Italy

 

Bridge of Sighs,
Venice

Part of the impressive collection of bridges in Venice, Italy, the Bridge of Sighs is one of the most known in the world.

Famous throughout the world, the Bridge of Sighs is photographed by tourists from everywhere.

It only cand be seen be seen from two places: Canonica Bridge and Ponte della Paglia.

The Bridge of Sighs was the place that connected the halls of the courts between de Duke Palce and the New Prison.

Bridge of Sighs

Its curved profile, suspended over the Rio di Palazzo, is one of the most notorious trademarks of Venice.

The Bridge of Sighs’ name is based on a legend, which says that in Serenissima’s time the prisoners, crossing the bridge, sighing at the standpoint of seeing for the last time the outside world.

However, the legend is totally unfounded, partly because there is almost nothing to see from that angle.

The name sighs indicate only the last breath of the prisoners in the free world because, once convicted in the kingdom of Dogi they never could go back.
The emblem displayed on the bridge shows that it was built in between the 16th and 17th century, in Istrian stone, white and elegant.

Today, its symbol is over-romantic in connection with the sight of the lover’s walks in the gondola. It is perhaps the biggest attractions in Venice, and it is said that if a couple passes under the Bridge of Sighs their love will last forever.