"The Grand Canal" Canal Grande, Palazzi (Grand Canal/Palazzi) Tip by Goner
Canal Grande, Palazzi (Grand Canal/Palazzi), Venice: 77 reviews and 127 photos
Favorite thing: The way to really see the treasures of the Grand Canal is by a Vaporetta (water bus). The main Actv lines are: no. 1, which sails from Piazzale Roma to Lido with lots of stops on the way; it is very slow (it takes half an hour from start to finish).
There are two circular routes, nos. 41(anticlockwise) and 42 (clockwise) which travel around the whole of the city from San Zaccaria to Piazzale Roma via Giudecca, Cimitero and Murano. There are also nos. 51 and 52: they travel as far as Lido with fewer stops; the 82 also leaves from Lido to Rialto and finally arrives at San Zaccaria stopping at Giudecca, Piazzale Roma, Tronchetto and Ferrovia.
I'm sure those directions are quite confusing, I will try to find a map which shows the routes, that would be much easier to follow.
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