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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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For a really romantic trip, take the ride at sunset and kiss your partner as you drift under the Bridge of Sighs.
Surely not even London Bridge or the Bridge of Sighs has inspired people in quite the same way.
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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.
I lingered over the Bridge of Sighs, and paid through the nose for a cappuccino and biscuit in St Mark's Square.
The plot of one of the stories has Akari standing at the Bridge of Sighs all day waiting for a friend who never arrives.
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On a blindingly-white beach in Bali, perhaps, or in the fog of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, or maybe even in the lion enclosure at London Zoo (my own personal favourite).
After you've finished your drinks, go through the Piazza Sail Marco at twilight to watch the last rays of the sun slip beneath the waters of the lagoon from the Bridge of Sighs, made famous by bisexual poet and romantic extraordinaire Lord Byron, whose line "I stood in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs" created the myth that the structure was full of romance (it's actually called the Bridge of Sighs because it leads to Venice's prisons).
On the last day we booked a guided tour which came with free tickets to the main museums, a walk across the Bridge of Sighs and a boat trip across the lagoon to a Venetian glass-blowing demonstration.