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Bridge of Sighs

The white limestone Bridge of Sighs passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the Prigioni Nuove (New Prison) to Doge's Palace just outside Piazza San Marco. The small windows provided the prisoners with the last view of Venice before their imprisonment, and the bridge was said to be named after the sighs made as they caught that last glimpse of the outside world.

Venice, IT

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