il sospiro

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun il sospiro, which means sigh. The Bridge of Sighs (Il Ponte dei sospiri) in Venice is one of the most beautiful bridges in the city. The bridge covers the “Rio del Palazzo” and connects the prison to the Doge’s Palace. I am sure if you have been to Venice, you have seen this bridge. See the noun used below:

Il “Ponte dei sospiri” è uno dei ponti più interessanti di Venezia. Prende il nome dal sospiro dei prigionieri che lo attraversavano, i quali sapevano che avrebbero perso la propria libertà.

The “Bridge of Sighs” is one of the most interesting bridges in Venice. It takes its name from the sigh of the prisoners who used to cross it, who knew they would have lost their freedom.

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