Bridge of Sighs


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Bridge of Sighs,

covered stone bridge in Venice, Italy, built in the 16th cent. to connect the ducal palace with the state prison. The prisoners were led over the bridge directly to prison after trial in the ducal palace.

Bridge of Sighs

passage from Doge’s court to execution chamber in Renaissance Venice. [Ital. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 121]

Bridge of Sighs

a covered 16th-century bridge in Venice, between the Doges' Palace and the prisons, through which prisoners were formerly led to trial or execution
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Outside and in, it's breathtakingly beautiful, and a guided tour is recommended if you want the real deal, including an involuntary shudder as you survey the Bridge of Sighs.
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A colourful gondola ferries a young couple under the ivory-coloured Ponte dei Sospiri - or the Bridge of Sighs, as it is commonly known.
The 1898 prison and adjacent red brick courthouse, built in 1894, were joined by the so-called Bridge of Sighs.
My wife had dreams of Venice, one of the most romantic places in the world - perhaps a meal by the Bridge of Sighs, watching the world go by at a waterfront cafe.
Tourists can visit the famous King's College chapel, the Wren Library and the Bridge of Sighs, among many stunning sights.