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Canals of Venice

The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal in Venice

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The heart of the city of Venice: all of its most important buildings overlook this large canal, which, for this reason, is considered one of the best places for marvelling at Venice’s treasures. Seeing Venice by boat (better if on a gondola!) and travelling through the Grand Canal is a very special experience which is not to be missed. The San Marco bell tower, the Rialto Bridge, the Basilica of St Mary of Health and many more symbols of Venetian art and architecture - all this in just one boat ride!

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The other Canals

A canal in Venice

A canal in Venice

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Venice has more than 150 canals dividing the city into over a hundred little islands. The Grand Canal is the largest and most important canal, but it’s worth seeing each little and narrow canal in the city. Get lost in the historical centre and get carried away through the canals of Venice. Put away your map and wander around while enjoying the breathtaking view that you’ll have in front of your eyes.
The other three canals are Giudecca, Canneregio and Scomenzera. Venice’s canals used to be – and still nowadays are – the real streets of the city: transportation used to move mainly on water thanks to the typical Venetian gondolas, which are small and flat-bottomed for moving better through the narrow and shallow canals.
Nowadays, such boats are just used for tourism, so you can enjoy a picturesque tour of the city on board the world-famous symbol of Venice.

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