The Bridge of Sighs is both a historical and legendary sight in the city of Venice. (It’s also quite beautiful.)

Parenthood and Passports - Bridge of Sighs Venice, Italy

History of the Bridge of Sighs

Historically, the enclosed bridge once connected to the prison. Supposedly the last view of Venice convicts had prior to imprisonment was through the windows of this lovely bridge.

Lover’s Bridge

But there is also a local legend associated with this bridge. If lovers kiss underneath this bridge at sunset while riding in a gondola, they will be granted eternal love and bliss.

While my husband an I didn’t test out the legend, we did see this lovely sight at sunset.


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