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Canal Grande, Venice: 205 reviews and 361 photos


Venice's main thoroughfare, the Grand Canal is lined with so many buildings of interest that make the canal a destination by itself. Along these most unique "highway" are some of the city's most spectacular churches, handsome palazzi, picture-perfect homes and iconic buildings.

The best way to see the grand canal is through a gondola ride of course, but not everyone has the budget for the 75-euro, 45-minute ride (of a lifetime?). The less dramatic and romantic water taxis are also quite expensive. Solution: take vaporetto 1 or 82 (the former is preferred as it stops on every station on the canal allowing more time to admire the buildings and take pictures). A ride costs 6 euros/pax one-way or, for better value, get a bigllietto a tempo for 12/24/36/48/72 hours from first validation.

The following posts are some points of interest on the Grand Canal arranged according to sequence from the vaporetto station at Piazza San Marco.

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  • Updated Nov 18, 2008
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