Museo dell’ Opera di PalazzoOn the second floor is the Museo dell' Opera di Palazzo, which functioned as a construction office, as the Doge's Palace was constantly expanded, rebuilt or renovated over the centuries.The inner courtyard and the loggias on the upper floor are also worth seeing; they are also home to the Doge's living quarters. The prison and the armory of the palace should also be visited. Throughout, it is important to pay attention to the architectural details of the Doge's Palace, as well as works of art by Tintoretto and Titian and the painted ceilings. The way to the prison crosses the famous Bridge of Sighs.
Bridge of SighsThe Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri) connects the Doge's Palace with the new prison building on the other side of the Rio de Palazzo. It was built in 1600 specifically for the purpose of carrying prisoners to and from the palace. The name comes from the English poet Lord Byron, who used the term in one of his works. Legends say that when prisoners looked at the city through the windows of the bridge, one or two sighs escaped.