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Ca D'oro - Franchetti Gallery Admission Ticket
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Ca D'oro - Franchetti Gallery Admission Ticket
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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Venice, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 6, 2004

Okay, so you've only been in Venice for 12 hours and your wallet is shrieking, "enough already! I can't do this anymore!" Don't let your fiscal sensibilities deter you from enjoying Venice's, indeed Italy's, top attraction: a sunset gondola ride. Throw back a couple 6...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We visited the Grand Canal as it is the focal point of Venice but found the shops and restaurants were very expensive. The Gondola trip was 80 Euros for 30 minutes but we only got 20 mins (about half a mile) and a miserable gondolier!...More

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Reviewed today

Bought a 2 day ticket so we’re able to sail up and down the canal taking in all the bridges and architecture. Get a seat at the front so that you can get great pictures to remind you of your trip. Wonderful experience

Thank N_IrelandFranco
Reviewed today

It's beautiful. My advice is to take a tour with someone who can show you the sights. We had a large group, staying for a few days. I had us take a 90 minute tour of the grand canal to give orientation and a good...More

Thank atkaul
Reviewed today

Whether by walking, by water bus, or by hotel view, gazing upon the Canal Grande ranks with one of the best experiences of a lifetime.

Thank bahiadreaming
Reviewed today via mobile

We spent the day strolling through the streets. The Canal is even more beautiful in person than on tv.

Thank keidra01
Reviewed today via mobile

A very nice restaurant overlooking the canals. The staff were very attentive and made us feel very welcome. We had lunch from the specials menu that included 3 courses for a very good price. The food was delicious and there was plenty. The weather was...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed today via mobile

Jump on the route 1 waterbus @ €7:50 it’s money well spent. Try to get a seat at the front to get the best snaps. The route runs from San Marco to the railway terminus passing under the Rialto Bridge on route. Far better value...More

Thank Stumpy1966
Reviewed yesterday

Best seen from the water, take a number 2 boat (ensure it's going the right way) and ignore all the scaffolding.

Thank aaahtony
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful location, Gondola's are a must for the true experience, though expensive at 80 euro's, they are all the same price and worth the money for the 30 minute ride.

Thank 12tracy2015
Reviewed yesterday

We toured the Grand Canal via water taxi during our stay in Venice. The sightseeing was remarkable. A must do in Venice.

Thank Paula G
Reviewed yesterday

The Canal is the main street of Venice with boats, water taxis and water busses coming and going. The construction vessels go up and back but it's quiet and no fumes from the boats!

Thank Sandy R
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November 11, 2018|
Response from Giovannaz2 | Reviewed this property |
From what I understand, the water is going down. The hotel is behind piazza San Marco but overlooking a canal. My guess is that right now it should be ok. The amount of rain Venice has had was unusual. Hopefully is over... More
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Excursion815492 | Reviewed this property |
We toured Venice 11-3-2018. Though there had been some very significant flooding about 5 days prior to our visit, it was dry when we were there. They DO have raised platform walkways for pedestrians when water levels rise... More
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September 5, 2018|
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Response from CaptDrLarry | Reviewed this property |
We booked a walking tour of Venice through TFL Tours and the gondola ride was included