Between the Doge Palace and Prigioni Nuove (New Prison) in Venice is one of the world’s most famous bridges, the Bridge of Sighs. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It was built in 1600. Once tried and convicted in the palace, prisoners were led across the narrow bridge 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.