The Bridge of Sighs connected to the Ducale Palace on St Mark’s Square in the city of Venice overlooks the lagoon and the picturesque San Giorgio Maggiore and caused prisoners to sigh when they catch their last glimpse of freedom as they pass into their cells in the prison from the courtroom of the palace.
After the Fourth Crusade when the Venetians looted Constantinople, many lavish decorations were brought and placed in the Basilica of Saint Mark in Piazzo San Marco of Venice to decorate the church even more beautifully and deluxe.
If you want to plan a fun vacation with your kids, you should definitely take them to Venice during the time of the fun traditional carnival and dress them up in authentic leather Venetian masks in San Marco Square.
The Palazzo Ducale began to decay and deteriorate in the late 19th century so the government funded its restorations. Many of the previous artefacts were sent to the Museo dell Opera and replaced by other works of art and furnishings.
You can see all of the originals at the Opera Museum when you are exploring Venice’s historic heritage.