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    • Terri Barbian Olguin

      Antonio Contino's bridge over the Rio di Palazzo was erected in the year 1600 to connect the Doge's prisons, or Prigioni, with the inquisitor's rooms in the main palace. The name "Bridge of Sighs" was invented in the 19th Century, when Lord Byron helped to popularize the belief that the bridge's name was inspired by the sighs of condemned prisoners as they were led through it to the executioner.

    • Rebecca Gallo Johnson

      bridge of sighs. My favorite spot in Venice. I love the story behind the name.

    • Denice Casteel

      Bridge of Sighs - Venice, Italy

    • Marla Muyskens

      Bridge of sighs, Venice.

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