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by Giuseppe Bove, 2b

The Bridge of Fists is a bridge in Venice, located in the Dorsoduro district , near Campo San Barnaba . On this bridge there was an ancient tradition  for centuries abandoned : the War of the Fists .The residents of two opposing factions, the Castellani of San Pietro di Castello and the Nicolotti of St. Nicholas of Mendicoli , had a sort of boxing match on the top of the bridge . From September to Christmas, the Castellani and the Nicolotti challenged each other with blows of fists on the bridges of the city .

Nowadays it is visited by thousand of tourists who can see the footprints from which the people had to start the fight.

 

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