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…