The 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