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    What sighs was the Bridge of Sighs in Venice really about?

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    The “Ponte dei Sospiri” or “Bridge of Sighs” is one of the most known, photographed and admired landmarks of Venice, but it is also most probably the most misinterpreted.

    Venice is always seen and described as a romantic city, some say the most romantic city in the world, therefore it comes to no surprise that this bridge, with its particular and evocative name, is so appreciated by couples who stop to take a picture of themselves together with the bridge as a background, possibly while kissing.

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    The Festa della Madonna della Salute on the 21st of November is a religious day but also an official holiday of the city.

    La Festa della Salute, the day Venice celebrates the end of a tragic plague

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    The festa della Madonna della Salute, or Virgin Mary of Health, is a holiday that was instituted in 1630 and has been celebrated solemnly until the end of the venetian republic in 1796. It takes place on the 21st of November and is still being spontaneously celebrated in Venice as well as in many other cities which were part of the Venetian Republic, outside of Italy.

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    Walking around Venice Arsenal at night hasn’t always been that safe

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    In November 1719, after two very stormy days, two devastated bodies were found close to the Arsenal. The police first thought about an attack of big animals from the neighbourhood, but had to exclude the hypothesis as no evidence was found.

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