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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The Bridge of Sighs, of course--and next the Church and the Great Square of St.
We intended to go to the Bridge of Sighs, but happened into the Ducal Palace first--a building which necessarily figures largely in Venetian poetry and tradition.
The heads were gone (knocked off by the French during their occupation of Venice,) but these were the throats, down which went the anonymous accusation, thrust in secretly at dead of night by an enemy, that doomed many an innocent man to walk the Bridge of Sighs and descend into the dungeon which none entered and hoped to see the sun again.
The ponderous stone Bridge of Sighs crosses it at the second story--a bridge that is a covered tunnel-- you can not be seen when you walk in it.
For a minute her hands wandered over the keys, as if uncertain what to play; then, falling into a sad, sweet strain, she sang "The Bridge of Sighs." Polly did n't know why she chose it, but the instinct seemed to have been a true one, for, old as the song was, it went straight to the hearts of the hearers, and Polly sung it better than she ever had before, for now the memory of little Jane lent it a tender pathos which no art could give.
Admire the stately facade of the Radcliffe Camera; gaze up at the spectacular painted ceiling of the Sheldonian Theatre (entry, Au3.50); snap a photo of the famously photogenic Hertford Bridge, better known as the Bridge of Sighs; then join a guided visit of the Bodleian, the university's principal library.
It was while walking through the various salas of the palace, not while crossing the Bridge of Sighs, that I often sighed in awe.
Just a 15-minute walk from all the main attractions, including St Mark's Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace in San Marco, the hotel is the ideal choice for those coming to visit our beautiful town."
Power through on a vaporetto or glide over on a gondola on your way to the other famous bridge, the Bridge of Sighs, so called because it offered prisoners a final view before the jail.
Taxis used There is even a glass there no walkway, dubbed the Bridge of Sighs, connecting the two seats of power at Government Buildings and Leinster House.
The clues are often accompanied by a fun fact, meaning you can learn about the history of the "bridge of sighs" or the city's historic connection to Oliver Cromwell without having to spend too much time reading guide books.