Photographer's Note

Until 1854, the Ponte di Rialto was the only bridge across the Grand Canal in Venice. Even now, there are only three bridges along the canal's (3.5 km) length.

the most conveninet way to cross the river is by traghetto. Communters and shoppers are rowed while standing to the other side for only 40 cents.
Traghetto means "ferry" in Italian. The boats used are old gondolas that have been stripped of their brocaded chairs and other luxury trimmings. They are rowed by two oarsmen: one who stands behind the passengers like a traditional gondolier, the other closer to the bow.

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Viewed: 1902
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Additional Photos by Elaine springford (everlasting) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 978 W: 67 N: 3013] (19680)
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