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THE CANAL GRANDE

written by Chiara Guzzetti

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One of the best ways to see the wonderful palazzi along the grand canal is to take a vaporetto ride. Grab a seat with a view near the end of the line and enjoy a ride up or down the length of the canal. The ticket will cost you 6.50 Euro, if you don't have a pass, and is a great way to relax and see the sites.

Give yourself a second treat and take the same ride at dusk or after dark for another perspective of the palazzi when they're lit up. Best to get aboard near the ends of the line for the full effect.
Piazzale Roma and the Accademia stops are good spots.

VENICE: OTHER GUIDES

  • Ponte di Rialto

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The very first step on the Grand Canal was a boat bridge built in the twelfth century by the same architect of the columns on the Piazzetta San Marco, Nicolò Barattieri. The name of this bridge, called Ponte della Moneta, was due to the presence of... continue

  • The Bridge of Sighs

    written by Cedric Mills

    In the second half of the sixteenth century Antonio da Ponte ordered the construction of new prisons, which were built in 1600 by Antonio Contin. Up to this time, Palazzo Ducale had hosted, in addition to the apartment of the Doge, the seat of the... continue

  • The Square of Saint Mark

    written by Cedric Mills

    Its appearance is the result of projects more and more consciously by the City itself over the centuries. Here was located the high power for over a millennium. At the same time, it was the meeting point between different people, sharing the history... continue

  • Palazzo Ducale

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    There is no definite information of how it was this building that stood in place of the palace, but it was a kind of fortress with massive walls and towers. It was isolated by a canal and there were public post offices, the courthouse and the... continue

  • Cannaregio

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The main waterway is the Cannaregio Canal, which e connects the Grand Canal and the lagoon. It is the only channel inside the old town, over the Grand Canal, where the boats can pass. And it is only crossed by two bridges, of which one is the Ponte... continue

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