Ponte dei Pugni, Venice

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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Really handy way of getting over the canal without getting wet. Would do it again.
  • Besides its interesting history, this bridge was also featured in the film Indianna Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Amazing view. It's romantic and lovely.
  • Historic bridge, thanks to Venice marking the foot steps!
  • Good pasta place nearby

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