Il ponte dei pugni
The Bridge Of Fists
By Michal Meron
Ponte dei Pugni (“Bridge of Fists”) is a bridge in Venice, Italy and considered one of the most famous “fighting bridges” in the city located near Campo San Barnaba in Dorsoduro.
The top of the bridge has the impression of four footprints, marking the starting position of the fighters when rival clans would gather to fight and throw each other in to the canal. The rivalry between the Nicolotti and the Castellani clans at the bridge dates back to the 14th century. The tradition was ended in the early 18th century after a 1705 altercation led to “bloodbath” with knives and stones.
Canvas Digital Prints in different sizes
small 23x17cm, 9×6,7in
medium 31x22cm, 12×8,6in