Bridge Forty-Five - Ponte de San Gregorio

By now we'd left the crowds of Ponte dell'Accademia well behind, and there was no-one to be seen at Ponte de San Gregorio except for a lone tourist sitting at the top of the bridge staircase. 

Ponte de San Gregorio

The bridge is named after the nearby campo and adjoining church of San Gregorio where a small stand was selling brightly coloured paintings of Venetian landscapes in front of the church's Gothic and Byzantine doorway. The church has a long and colourful history - founded in the ninth century and serving for some time as a Benedictine abbey, it fell out of use and today is standing closed and empty. Shame.

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