The Bridge of Sighs at Venice, Italy. A shivering experience when you know what happened over here. Imagine the sighing prisoners and your appetite for a nice Venetian meal will disappear.
You will find this Bridge next to the Doge's Palace. You can read this article about an exclusive tour to cross the Bridge. But also about its name, history, and four things most people don't know about the Bridge of Sigh. So, what happened here at...
The famous bridge (Ponte Dei Sospiri) is a prominent tourist landmark. It's an early 17th-century Baroque structure that crosses the palace to the prisons.
You can walk through the Bridge of Sighs!
Book an exclusive tour at the Doge's Palace to walk through the bridge. Then you see how Casanova managed to escape.
It is a guided tour. Very special for the price of € 55 -.
You can pay directly by credit card. Then you immediately get the tickets and can show them on your smartphone. So when you decide 10 minutes before, you can go straight inside! Book, therefore, your tickets online >.
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The ancient function of the bridge is far from happy: it connects the Hall of the Magistrates in the Palazzo Ducale to the New Prisons. Many unhappy criminals had reason to sigh as they crossed it. People like the famous Casanova and Galileo Galilei were locked up in this prison. Prisoners like them were sighing before entering the chilly dungeons: the last breath and a view of daylight.
Later on, Casanova knew to escape spectacularly. On the night of October 31 in the year 1756, he climbed out of his cell. He crosses the whole palace, where a guard lets him out.
The guard mistook him for a politician. The legend says that before Casanova escaped the sea on a gondola, he drank coffee at a cafe along the San Marco square.
If you want to take a picture of the bridge, I advise standing on the Ponte Della Paglia. You can take beautiful pictures.
It is especially taking pictures in the early morning when the light is at its best. There are no tourists and silence, which you don’t have during the daytime.
When I took a picture, only a pigeon disturbed my view. But it didn't take long before the pigeon became my friend. I stood there for maybe 30 minutes.
I've tried if I could hear the sigh of the convicts who went to the dungeon. Unfortunately, I could only hear the wind and the early morning sounds.
It is a unique bridge, and you should undoubtedly visit it once. Please let me know when you hear the sigh of a prisoner crossing the two buildings... Or send me some pictures you took of this bridge.
The Bridge of Sighs in Venice is a famous landmark often associated with romanticism and historical charm. However, many people might not be aware of a few lesser-known facts about the Bridge. Here are a couple of intriguing details:
The Bridge of Sighs continues to capture the imagination of visitors with its intriguing history and architectural beauty. These lesser-known details offer a deeper understanding of the Bridge's original purpose and the cultural context of Venice during its construction.
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