Posted by: danielfee | March 10, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 03-10-2012

Bridge of Sighs - Venice, Italy

Adjoining the Doge’s Palace is the former prison of Venice. Once tried and convicted in the palace, prisoners were led across the narrow bridge, called Il Ponte dei Sospiri (the Bridge of Sighs), to their cells. The windows on the bridge gave the prisoners their last glimpse of freedom, hence the name for the bridge. Today the bridge has a romantic air and is favored by young lovers who believe that if they kiss under the bridge on a gondola ride their love will last.

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