Venice - Bridge of Sighs

Venice – Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs – Venice, Italy.

The last few years I’ve attended the Carnevale, this famous bridge had always been covered up while it was undergoing reconstruction. Finally, this year the covers came off and I saw it for the first time.


There are many stories behind the famous Bridge of Sighs. It is said that this bridge was the last view of Venice that prisoners saw before being locked up in their cells at Doge’s Palace during the days of the Inquisition. It was called the Bridge of Sighs because prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells – although some see little truth in this since there is not much to see from the stone grils of the prison. Another legend tells that if couples kiss on the gondola while passing the bridge during sunset, they will be granted everlasting love.

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Posted by Yen Baet on 2012-05-08 09:22:11

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