Rialto Bridge sketch

Rialto Bridge sketch

The Rialto Bridge watches over the waters of the Grand Canal. Water-buses whisk you under its arches in a moment and there it is gone, another box ticked in the circus that is Venice. To appreciate the bridge you need to wander along one of the few jetties that remain unfettered by metal railings. For a moment there is the lapping of the canal on the ancient piles, the fog lifts and all is silent. Now the bridge is yours as it has been for so many before you.