Italy TravelVenice’s Bridge of Sighs Has Been Restored

Venice’s Bridge of Sighs Has Been Restored
Published on Sunday, December 4, 2011 by

After three years of restoration work, during which time it was covered in advertising billboards, Venice’s Bridge of Sighs has been finished and is now visible again to travelers visiting Venice.  The bridge connects the Doge’s Palace to a building that was once a prison.

The bridge got its name because it was said that prisoners crossing the bridge and catching a glimpse of the outside world would sigh.  Casanova was said to have crossed the bridge during his incarceration in 1755 and 1756.

Listen up romantics or those spending a honeymoon in Venice: Venetian legend says that any couple who kisses at sunset in a gondola under the bridge will be assured of eternal love. Worth a shot, especially since the Bridge of Sighs is now looking as spectacular as ever.

By Kathy McCabe

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