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Canal Grande, Venice

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Ride a gondola or water bus down Canal Grande. A major water-traffic corridor, it winds through the city's central districts. Along its banks, you can see more than 170 buildings, including several palaces. Most of the buildings were erected between the 13th and 18th centuries, reflecting the prosperity and art of the once-powerful Republic of Venice. Forming a kind of reverse S-shape, the canal probably follows the course of an ancient river, eventually emptying its waters into a lagoon. The canal is 3.8 km (2.4 mi) long and 30 to 90 m (98 to 295 ft) wide. Centuries-old traditions, such as a historical regatta, are held every year along this ancient canal. With our world travel planner, Venice attractions like Canal Grande can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful, only practical way to reach San Marco. Essential. A postcard moving left and right.
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  • Compared with the smaller canals that provide access to various neighborhoods in Venice, the Grand Canal is a thoroughfare, with a range of watercraft. It is wide enough and busy enough that the water...  read more »
  • One of the most romantic cities in europe. Its a city on the water and you feel like its a floating city. There are hundreds of little bridges and in every corner there are amazing views you can enjoy...  read more »
  • These canals and the endless winding corridors that are so easy to get lost in are the reason I love Venice. A must-see for any adventurous-type traveling the northern parts of Italy
  • Yes it is the canal grande with all its charm. It is interesting to see all the boats and people moving. But on the other side it is like a showcase for tourist. Venice lost his soul long time ago! Simon Visit my website:
  • The main artery running through most of Venice. Pretty much the heart that runs through the city, giving way to intersections, alleys, water lanes etc. Glorious views from its various points and corners.
  • Use the vaperato (public water bus) to get a cheap tour of the canal. Just stay on the bus until it goes back to your original stop. It should take around 2 hours round trip. Take it a little before sunset to enjoy incredible views of the city and a very nice breeze.
  • Beautiful and picturesque, the grand canal is a must see and where better to see it from than while having a coffee at Grand Canal? Prices are reasonable, service is friendly (and English friendly), would go again.
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