Italy

Venice – Rialto Bridge

Canaletto’s Venetian paintings have always inspired us, including famous romantics like Lord Byron and Shelley who sang the praises of the city on the water.

Indeed a bridge of sighs can be seen in Hertford College, Oxford, only it spans a road rather than a Canal!

On Venice’s Grand Canal the Rialto Bridge has always been a popular meeting place appealing to generations of romantic souls. The best view of the Rialto it is of course from a gondola, with the barber shop style mooring poles adding their own particular colour and charm to the scene.

 

This view makes me want to burst into song…

 

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