Fotos

Photographer's Note

The Bridge of Sighs is one of many bridges in Venice. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars. It passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the old prisons to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace.
The bridge name, given by Lord Byron in the 19th century, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice out the window before being taken down to their cells.
A local legend says that lovers will be assured eternal love if they kiss on a gondola at sunset under the bridge.

horias, albertojr, aristo, JudyR, Bruno40 marcou esta nota como útil

Photo Information
Viewed: 1822
Points: 22
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Francis Xavier Camilleri (Fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 108] (1457)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH