Ponte dei Pugni, Venice

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  • June 18, 2017
    The bridge itself is nothing special apart from Istrian stone footprints where they placed the contenders for the match. Because the bridge was a place of fights "boxing" (at the beginning were not even banned weapons) between the champions of the two districts which then escalate into fights.
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  • June 15, 2017
    The Ponte dei Pugni (often translated as ‘Bridge of Fists’, but actually meaning ‘Fighting Bridge) owes its name to an ancient tradition known as Venetian bridge wars. The mock battles, or battagliole...  more »
  • April 19, 2017
    Bridge on which the commoners of two rival districts practiced boxing. Who fell in the Canal had lost. Thereupon reassembled the pressure of light banter and mutual accusations until you come to a new challenge. I don't think much decoubertiana.
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  • June 6, 2017
    Really handy way of getting over the canal without getting wet. Would do it again.
  • June 8, 2017
    Besides its interesting history, this bridge was also featured in the film Indianna Jones and the Last Crusade
  • January 29, 2017
    Amazing view. It's romantic and lovely.
  • January 31, 2017
    Historic bridge, thanks to Venice marking the foot steps!
  • March 18, 2017
    Good pasta place nearby

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Save money and avoid tourist crowds by booking your accommodation outside the historical center of Venice. Central Venice is full of picturesque canals and narrow lanes, but it is also extremely noisy and hectic throughout the day and late into the night. You can explore the ancient city's charms at your own pace by staying at a comfortable B&B or small hotel located in the city's residential suburbs. To stay close to the finest beaches and restaurants, check into a hotel on the island of Lido, the city's famous seaside resort.
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