Rialto Bridge Venice Italy Painting

Rialto Bridge Venice Italy Travel Art Print 225 Joanne Meshew

 Rialto Bridge Venice Italy Painting
             This is a view of the steps leading up to the Rialto Bridge in Venice Italy. (The Ponte di Rialto) bridge. I love the contrast in light and forms as you view the bridge from the support arches leading onto the bridge.

             The bridge has been called the true heart of Venice as it spans the Grand Canal. It was built in 3 years, between 1588 and 1591 by the architect, Antonio da Ponte, who competed against such giants for the contract as Michelangelo. Crossing the bridge is a wonderful experience. The crowds are enormous. The bridge consists of a wide walkway and two narrower walkways. The bridge is lined with small shops selling an impossibly colorful array of jewelry, linens and Murano glass gifts for tourists.


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