Bridge Fifty-Eight - Ponte Foscarini o dei Carmini

The Ponte Foscarini o dei Carmini is named after a local palace that belonged to the Foscarini family, and a church established by Carmelite monks in the eleventh century.

Ponte Foscarini o dei Carmini

Though the stone-built bridge looks quite innocuous, like others in the city there are hints that it has a colourful history. According to some sources King Henry III of France was hosted at the palace by Giacomo Foscarini, who was a well-respected Venetian military leader and ambassador. From the vantage point of the palace's top floor they watched stick fights happening on the same bridge that now lies peaceful and quiet across from the church where Giacomo and other members of the Foscarini are buried.

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