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Venice, the unique city of the channels by their particular physiognomy, and logic, to have so many streets, which in a previous post I told them as they are called, where bridges of Venice play a fundamental role both for communication and the transfer by city. Here I'll tell you something of each of the most famous:
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Bridge of sighs
It is of Baroque style and it was built in the 17TH century. Despite the fact that it seems the more romantic, its history belies it. This bridge links the judicial units of the Doge's Palace with the dungeons of the Inquisition in the Piombi Palace. Its name comes from sighs who were the prisons to cross it, since it most likely was that it could be the last time that they saw both the sky and the sea.
You can visit to perform any of the routes proposed in the Palace Ducal. If you want to see it from the best angle and the best photos from the outside, have to walk by the Riva degli Schiavoni surrounding the Palace Ducale until Rio di Palazzo (the first you'll cross from the Piazza San Marco), and from the small Paglia bridge, will have the best point to achieve it.
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Bridge of fists
The Ponte dei Pugni of Venice, is a best known for the history than for its beauty bridge. This bridge has this name to an ancient tradition, thankfully now abandoned: the war of fists. Since the two Venetian neighborhood residents (San Pietro de Castelloi Castellani and Nicolotti i of San Nicoló dei Mendicolo) had as usual face clean punch on the bridge trying to the other end in the waters of the channel.
In the 18th century, with very good reason, their celebration was banned forever. But today, even about the flooring of the bridge its can observe the existence of different brands of feet, which marcabanel just point that had to place the participants.
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Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge across The Grand Canal in Venice. It is the oldest of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal and probably the most famous of the city, is one of the inevitable in any circuit by Venice. The history of the bridge starts in 1181 with the construction of the first wooden bridge. In 1444 it collapsed before the passage of the procession carrying the new wife of the Marquis of Ferrara, to the large number of people who had gathered for the event.
Despite the fact that the wooden bridge was rebuilt, the need for a new, more solid bridge became apparent. This material was constructed between 1588 and 1591. The structure had two inclined ramps joining a mobile central section, which could be elevated for the passage of boats high.
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The Constitution or Calatrava bridge
The structure has been dubbed the "Bridge of the Constitution" in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Italian Constitution. It is the fourth bridge that crosses the Grand Canal, which some defend as - a work of art-, while others criticize it for its high cost.
This last bridge originally known as Fourth bridge over the Grand Canal, and despite the jokes and complaints of the Venetians, has become a new icon of the city. Santa Lucia station it connects with Piazza Rome, what traffic is assured for residents and visitors.
Via: visitandoelmundo

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