Bridge of Sighs, Venice

Bridge of Sighs, Venice

The 'Bridge of Sighs' was designed by Antonio Contino at the beginning of the 17th century and was used a secure way of bringing prisoners over the 'Rio di Palazzo' canal from the prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

The name of the bridge is supposed to come from the sighs made by condemned prisoners as they crossed the bridge and saw Venice for the last time.
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Bridge of Sighs, Venice

The 'Bridge of Sighs' was designed by Antonio Contino at the beginning of the 17th century and was used a secure way of bringing prisoners over the 'Rio di Palazzo' canal from the prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.

The name of the bridge is supposed to come from the sighs made by condemned prisoners as they crossed the bridge and saw Venice for the last time.
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Venice, Italy
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