Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others. Rialto is one among the four bridges across the canal in Venice. It is the oldest bridge and dividing line for districts of San Marco and San Polo.
Thanks to Ms Elena of Italy. Nice Olympic stamp used.