Try to take a trip down the canal at least once. It's a nice, scenic experience, especially during sunset.
From Piazzale Roma to San Marco, you can a vaporetto that takes about 25-30 minutes (#2) or one that takes 45-50 minutes (#1). The #1 gives you a better chance to observe the daily lives of people living in Venice. We downloaded Rick Steves' Grand Canal narration to our phones and really enjoyed his descriptions of the sights along the... More
We didn't want to spend on gondolas and taxis, but our 12hours ticket for vaporetto (which we also used for trips to some nearby islands) took us along the chanel. Vaporetto system is easy to understand and you can easily pick the lines which will take you to next destination. Canal Grande has impressive buildings/palacess along and you can really... More
This is a great way to see the sites, admire the scenery and buildings and just enjoy the ride. Try and get a front seat for an unobstructed view and a great photo spot.
What is Venice about? The canals, churchs, food, people and a must do gondolal ride. DO NOT leave Venice without the gondola ride and hopefully one with a signer and a ride under the bridge of sighs.
Grand Canal is 3.800 m. long, 30 - 90 m. wide and approximately 5 m.deep. It's definitely Venice's most famous canal. It starts from St.Mark's basin up to Santa Lucia railway station creating a big S shape. Always busy, always noisy, with so many people of different nationalities screaming loudly to show their satisfaction for the breathtaking landscape! On a... More
It may be a little expensive BUT this is not to be missed - a gondola & 2 water taxi rides through the tight streets with twists & turns. Just like the movies but better. Make sure you include this when you visit!
to lights reflected on gentle waves under the harvest moon. Magic. Departed in warm, brilliant autumn sunshine. And it was magic all over again. I give this place free rent in my mind forever.
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