Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs)

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The Bridge of Sighs or Ponte dei Sospiri in Italian is a named bridge in Venice that links the Palazzo Ducale with the prisons. It was built during the 16th century, by the architect Antonio Contini as a covered pathway with small battlements instead of windows. This pathway was used in order to lead the prisoners into the legendary palace room, where their trials took place.

Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge)

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The Rialto Bridge is the most famous and most ancient bridge out of the four that cross the Grand Canal. The vaulted stone bridge of Rialto was built from 1588-1591 under the supervision of Antonio da Ponte. The original bridge was wooden, however it kept collapsing from the weight of the pedestrians.