The Bridge of Sighs
Not far from St. Mark's square is the famous Bridge of Sighs, which marks the passage between the Doge's Palace and the New Prisons.
The name comes from the legend that the prisoners who crossed it saw the outside world for the last time, sighing. Built in the early 1600s, it is the work of Antonio Contin and is built in Istrian stone in purely Baroque style. To take a picture of the Bridge of Sighsyou must stand on Canonica Bridge or Paglia Bridge, the only two points from which it is visible.