The Bridge of Sighs: One Final Look at Venice

Just below the top billboard is the Bridge of Sighs.

Located just a short walk from Piazza San Marco lies one of the most somber places in all of Venice.  It is known as the Bridge of Sighs.  Built in the early 17th century, it connected the Palazzo Ducale to the Prigioni Nuove (the New Prison).  In the middle of the bridge, there was a small window; as prisoners were crossing the bridge, they were allowed to take one last look at Venice.  Then they were taken away, and executed in darkness.  Even death wears a mask in Venice.

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