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Canal Grande, Venice

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Ride a gondola or water bus down Canal Grande. A major water-traffic corridor, it winds through the city's central districts. Along its banks, you can see more than 170 buildings, including several palaces. Most of the buildings were erected between the 13th and 18th centuries, reflecting the prosperity and art of the once-powerful Republic of Venice. Forming a kind of reverse S-shape, the canal probably follows the course of an ancient river, eventually emptying its waters into a lagoon. The canal is 3.8 km (2.4 mi) long and 30 to 90 m (98 to 295 ft) wide. Centuries-old traditions, such as a historical regatta, are held every year along this ancient canal. Use our Venice trip planner to visit Canal Grande on your trip to Venice, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • like always amazing view from bridge , one’s in life you must visit Venezia 😁 it was my second time in Venezia and I hope to visit again in couple years 
    like always amazing view from bridge , one’s in life you must visit Venezia 😁 it was my second time in Venezia and I hope to visit again in couple years  more »
  • Lots of different boats Ambulance and police went by Many water taxis Gondola ride will be next when we return Beautiful and very relaxing Outdoor restaurants and shops 
    Lots of different boats Ambulance and police went by Many water taxis Gondola ride will be next when we return Beautiful and very relaxing Outdoor restaurants and shops  more »
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  • First bridge you see once you arrive in Venice. What else.
  • I give him 5 star but there are very high ship traffic I couldn't enjoy there

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