Venice, Ponte Marcello
At its eastern end the Rio del Magazen flows into the Rio del Malcanton. Here is the bridge Ponte Marcello. At its north side the sun illuminates the Gothic Palazzo Marcello ai Tolentini. Built in the 15th century, it serves as a hotel today. The next builing on the left side is the white Palazzo Minotto ai Tolentini from the 17th century.
Venice is a unique island city. Spread on 118 islands, it is the faszinating heritage of a very rich history. Since 1987 Venice is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But due to the unlimited mass tourism, the world heritage status is endangered. Especially the big cruise ships cause many problems with driving into the lagoon and flooding the city with tourists who don't spend money for things which are free on board.