Ponte del Purgatorio, Venice

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  • This little bridge is located close to the Arsenale, over the Rio de San Marin, is a single arch stone bridge, with carved stone balusters. This was one of 3 bridges to reference Dante, the others Par...  more »
  • In Canto of hell, Dante dedicated some verses at the Arsenale in Venice. The maritime Republic of Venice, had long been the domain of the Mediterranean, thanks to its fleet and its arsenal, which at that time was at the forefront, well organized as a modern factory, where highly skilled workers were running assemblages like an assembly line. After the death of Dante, the Venetians as a sign of gratitude of immortal verses that were dedicated to their arsenal, gave three dwellings, assigned to three Supervisors or Patrons of the arsenal, the names of parts of the Divine Comedy: the caxa of paradise, the caxa in purgatory, caxa de hell. The houses of hell and Purgatory still exist today and are serviced by the private decks. Away from the busy centres, we found them near the end of Riva degli Schiavoni, following the indications of the arsenal
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  • Very beautiful, small bridge.
  • Bridge very significant from the historical point of view since it is one of the 3 bridges which leads to one of the 3 houses of the patrons to the arsenal. Both the houses and their bridges derive their name from the 3 Canticas of Dante's Divine Comedy. In fact, the Venetians wanted to homage the post-mortem supreme poet for mentioning the Arsenal in the Divine Comedy. Uninteresting from an artistic point of view and closed to the public transit.
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