See Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute from Ponte dell'Accademia bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
See Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute from Ponte dell'Accademia bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The bridge links the sestiere of San Marco and Dorsoduro and is named for the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. The original 1854 steel bridge was replaced by a wooden one in 1933 and 1985. Lovers like to attach padlocks ("love locks") to the metal hand rails of the bridge (but are discouraged from doing so by Venice authorities). The yellow and white building at left is Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti / Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti. Venice (Venezia) is the capital of Italy’s Veneto region, named for the ancient Veneti people from the 900s BC. The romantic "City of Canals" stretches across 100+ small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy, between the mouths of the Po and Piave Rivers. The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, a staging area for the Crusades, and a major center of art and commerce (silk, grain and spice trade) from the 1200s to 1600s. The wealthy legacy of Venice stands today in a rich architecture combining Gothic, Byzantine, and Arab styles. This panorama was stitched from 10 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download