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“Simply stunning” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Canal

Grand Canal
31024 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Simply stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We boarded the vaporetta at Rialta (near the market and great cicchetti bars) heading in the direction of the Lido. We sat at the front of the boat, enjoying some gorgeous warm March sun and were rewarded with some stunning views of the gorgeous buildings that line the Grand Canal. It is beautiful..

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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You can't visit Venice without being blown away by the Grand Canal. No matter when you visit and how busy it is with tourists the romance and culture stirs you. You can stop for a Prosecco and take it all in! Canal traffic, vaporattos, gondolas, water taxis and even delivery boats just add to the whole ambiance. You could sit and watch them all day. Perfect!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“The heart of Venice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If the heart of Venice stretches from San Marco, through the Rialto to the railway station, then the artery giving life to the area is the Grand Canal.
All of life passes this way, from the garbage barges to the boats delivering every imaginable load, from the sedate gondolas to the sleek water taxis, from the various routes covered by the water buses to the handful of ferries utilising gondolas, from ambulances to hearses.
The best views are undoubtedly from the water, with a 12 hour water bus pass costing 18 euros.

Richard & Chris, Lincolnshire

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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed near along the Grand Canal, not far from the railway station, and we loved watching life unfold on the Grand Canal in the mornings. Very easy to while away an hour or so just watching the boats and their various cargoes travelling the canal.

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Hotton, Belgium
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“A lovely trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The 'C;anal Grande' is a unique place to visit. Just take the vaporetto at the Piazzale Roma, take a seat on the frontdeck, enjoy the bristling activity on the water and watch one beautiful building after another on the shore. Unparalaleled!

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