A Bridge With a Hidden Message

The Ponte Borgoloco in Venice
Given the design of the ironwork on the 19th century Ponte Borgoloco, which lies near the Campo Santa Maria Formosa, I am surprised the bridge is not covered in love locks! 

However, the scroll-work depicts three letter Vs rather than three hearts. The letters stand for ViVVittorio. The letter E at the bottom stands for Emanuele, which gives us Viva Vittorio Emanuele, long live Victor Emmanuel, a reference to the first King of Italy, who reigned from 1861 until 1878.
Ponte Borgoloco, Venice


  1. I'm happy this bridge is not covered in love locks. (Academia bridge looks awful with them)
    Ciao, Livia (a Venice lover)


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