The Bridge of Sighs was constructed in the early 17th century linking the Doge’s Palace on Mark’s Square to the prison building structure. It was named so due to the sighs the prisoners made when they looked their last look of freedom out to the sea through the small windows as they went into the prison.
The traditional Venetian masks that are worn in the exciting Carnival of Venice are also depicted in other cultures and modern-day movies and games! The masks are worn in the movie “Eyes Wide Shut” are actually from the stores Ca’Macana and Il Canovaccio which are both situated in Venice!
The Frittelle alla Veneziana is actually a traditional Venetian carnival dessert since the Renaissance period invented by Scappi, the Pope’s personal cook. Due to its increased popularity, it spread across the state in the 18th century as the “National Dessert”.
In 2004, the Antonio Vivaldi Museum was opened for the public to visit and admire the history of the Pieta, the famous music school, as well as a wide collection of musical instruments from the Baroque period.
The Carnevale di Venezia, held every year, is actually the biggest carnival in the world. People wear the coolest costumes and some even wear masks. It is a great tourist attraction bringing people from all over the world to witness the magical atmosphere.