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Grand Canal

Ponte della Guerra, 31024 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 218 Attractions in Venice
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Great to watch all the city's business being conducted via water transport, and get a real feel of Venice.

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It is impossible to find words to describe this beauty, just go visit!! Any accommodation on the canal will satisfy your needs!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Traveling on Venice's waterways can be a fabulous, low-cost, family-friendly experience, or it can be a rushed expensive one. Buy a pass, and take the public ferries. Work your way to the front and grab a seat in the bow. These slow boats will carry you slowly, but surely, bak and forth, up and down the canals. You will share... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I've been to Venice many times still marvel at the beautiful grand Canal. The experience just can't be beat in Italy.it's a historic setting, incredibly beautiful and worth every moment you could spare

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Venice equals Grand Canal so you can't reallu miss it :) Especially if you get lost in Venice ( which happens a lot) use Grand Canal as meeting point :)

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I felt completely safe the whole 12 days I was in Italy...do not listen...The Italian people are warm helpful and wonderful

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SARASOTA FLA.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It can be a little crowded during the day , but the view of the old villas from the water is special. You can do a night ride and have it all to yourself.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Grand Canal of Venice is the hub of Venice. Very busy, not somewhere you want to spend all your time but certainly something to experience while there. Full of vendors, gondoliers and tourists, this is a great area to have a quick coffee or gelato while people watching, catching a 'water bus' or strolling. Also present is the Rialto... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We took the water bus several times, but be sure to allow enough time. Almost missed our train, but we arrived with four whole minutes to spare.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

No place like Venice and the Canal is magical, especially at night. It may seem touristy but take a gondola ride - you will always remember how special and romantic Venice is.

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