There is a famous bridge in Venice called The Bridge of Sighs. Sarah and I got our picture taken in front of it and then later on learned about the significance of the bridge. The bridge linked the palace of Venice’s ruler (Doge’s Palace) to the city prison. Convicted prisoners were allowed one last peek at Venice out the window of the bridge before venturing into the dark, windowless prison. Thus, they would “sigh….” at their final glance of such a beautiful city and water scape.
The views are indeed tremendous in Venice. We got to go in January, when the weather was in the 40s and 50s and somewhat misty. It actually made for a very romantic (and crowd-free) Venice experience.