Monday, April 18, 2011

Angelina's Life in Venice - April 17, 2011

Sun., April 17, 2011
Today we'll stop to see the Bridge of Sighs. According to romantic legends criminals were tried in the Doge's Palace on the left. Then they were taken across the covered bridge. As they crossed they got their last look at Venice before reaching the prison on the right. They would see the sky, the water, and the lovely buildings and sigh.
Today this is a popular spot and the bridge in front of it is always crowded as people stop to look up.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting looking bridge! I googled it to see the real thing, and you really nailed it. Love the story behind it too.