Bridge of Sighs

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Bridge of Sighs

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(Placename) a covered 16th-century bridge in Venice, between the Doges' Palace and the prisons, through which prisoners were formerly led to trial or execution
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Restored Bridge of Sighs in Venice The scaffolding has come down after a three-year restoration of the world famous Bridge of Sighs, or Ponte dei Sospiri, in Venice and it can now be admired in its full glory.
A colourful gondola ferries a young couple under the ivory-coloured Ponte dei Sospiri - or the Bridge of Sighs, as it is commonly known.
One of Venice's most exclusive hotels is the five-star Hotel Danieli, which has featured in many a Hollywood film and is just a short step from St Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge and the white limestone Ponte dei Sospiri - Bridge of Sighs.