The ancient Roman city of Altinum was located in the area of today’s Quarto d’Altino. The then very large city had during its flowering over 20,000 inhabitants. After being destroyed by the Huns, the inhabitants fled to the small islands in the lagoon of Venice.
While taking the tour around the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) I crossed the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri). Standing inside the bridge I took this pic. In former times, prisoners went via this bridge to their cells. So this view of Venice was probably their last one, for a long time.