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Venice: City of Bridges

Venice, Italy is one of the many places i hope to visit in the future. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. Venice is famous for its small canals and like every other city floating on the water, for its bridges. Venice has 354 bridges that connect the 118 islands divided by more or less 177 canals  in the Venetian Lagoon.

Bridge of SIgh

Above is the most known or famous bridge in Venice, the Bridge of Sighs, it crosses the channel which separates the ducal palace from the prison. It is called the “Bridge of Sighs” because they imagined the complaints of the convicted prisoners who crossed it as they went directly from the court to the prison or their prison cell or also the room of torment.

The newest bridge of Venice, the spectacular Ponte della Costituzione or Bridge of the Constitution, the fourth bridge over the Canal Grande is built by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The Bridge, was installed in 2008, connecting the Santa Lucia train station to Piazzale Roma.

Bridge of the Constitution

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