Vaporetto ride to the Rialto Bridge

March 2012 trip to Madrid, Venice, Verona, Milan and Paris.

Venice: Water taxi, Sestiere di Castello, San Marco in the morning,
Murano, Ristorante A Beccafico, Secret Itinerary Tour, Campanile,
Cathedral Basilica, Osteria Ae Sconte, Rialto Markets, Jewish Ghetto,
San Giorgio Maggiore, Santa Maria della Salute, Gondola Ride

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Palazzo Salviati - Venice
Palazzo Salviati has mosaics advertising the products of the Salviati
glassworks on Murano
Palazzo Cappello Layard, Marcello Palazzo Grimani, Palazzo Querini Dubois, Bernard Palace - Venice
Palazzo Cappello Layard (16th Century), Marcello Palazzo Grimani, Palazzo Querini Dubois, Bernard Palace

Thursday, day 6

This would be our last full day in Venice and we used it to do many of the things we hadn't found time for up until now. I wanted to take some photographs at the Rialto Markets, so we started out with a vaporetto ride to the Rialto Bridge. We snagged seats on the outside of the vaporetto, so Linda and I could take pictures along the way. 

Venice has nearly 100 palaces and the majority of those are along the Grand Canal. The fronts of Venetian palaces face the water, because that was the way they are approached. The backs of the palaces face the campos behind them and are not elaborately decorated like the water side.

Gondola and traghetto on the Grand Canal
Gondola (at left) and traghetto (gondola ferry) (prints of this photo are available at Finearts America)

Rialto Bridge - Venice
Rialto Bridge (prints of this photo are available at Finearts America)

Stone arcades with shops on the 500 year old Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

Murano glass figures Venice gift shop
We have a friend who would love these Murano glass figures

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