Part of the build up to the celebrations of New year’s eve was spending time along the Grand Canal of Venice. The star attraction for many tourists is jostling for space on the Rialto bridge pictured below. It offers beautiful photo opportunities of the thriving 2.5 miles of the Grand canal.
This a great spot for choosing to travel by water bus or Gondola along the Grand Canal, stop at one of the many restaurants or simply grab a big slice of Pizza from one of the smaller outlets as you get lost in love with this beautiful city.
On the Rialto bridge, you see people gathered from all parts of the world and it was a great place to check out the Winter fashions. We stopped at one of the restaurants on the right below to enjoy a great Italian meal which by European standards was reasonably priced and the service was very efficient.
I could stare at these Venetian buildings all day. The architecture, colours and festive lights created a wonderful and romantic ambience.
If you can afford the high prices, shopping in this district is another favoured pastime.
I think that the glamour of walking through these expensive and beautifully decorated shops is entertaining in its own right. It was a new experience for us to see red escalators.
In summary, I’d say Rialto is the place to visit if you’d like to check out fashion, feel a sense of romance or just admire manmade beauty in the beautiful floating city of Venice.
Look out for my next post on our visit to some of the islands. Happy Easter to you all!!