Grand Canal - Venice, Italy, Rialto Bridge, Venetian Lagoon, Veneto
Venice, Italy - December 28, 2011: View of Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal at sunset. Part of a gondola on foreground and water buses stop and gondolas on background. The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and was the dividing line for the districts of San Marco and San Polo. Gran Canal forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city and public transport is provided by water buses (Italian: vaporetti) and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.