Venice’s Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy
The Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

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.

The view from the Bridge of Sighs (towards San Giorgio Maggiore)
The view from the Bridge of Sighs (towards San Giorgio Maggiore)


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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.

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