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Canal Grande

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Address: Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is...

Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
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Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour
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Venetian Inside: 3-Hour Tour of Venice Like a Local

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Look at it from more than Rialto

Very beautiful. Be sure to look at the canal from more than just the Rialto Bridge. If you can, take a boat ride on the canal, even if it's just a public transportation boat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very beautiful. Be sure to look at the canal from more than just the Rialto Bridge. If you can, take a boat ride on the canal, even if it's just a public transportation boat.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We traveled here in early October. Of course we traveled along the grand canal several times. However when we took the Vaporetto (water taxi) to our a accommodation in the Jewish ghetto, we preferred to take the routes along the outside of the island rather than along the Grand Canal. This was because the boats were much less crowded! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's just that, "one of a kind." There is nothing quite like it. The city has evolved as sea level continues to rise. You must take the tour. It's full of amazing views, it's romantic, it's perplexing and just cool. This is another bucket list item. You can't come to Venice and NOT do this. You might as well stay... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a day trip from Bologna which was more than adequate. It's mid winter, around 6C and the place is still crawling with tourists. Cross a couple of canales, skip the C100 gondola ride, get a few souvenirs for loved ones and find an out of the way Trattoria for pizza and vino.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The grand canal is busy line to be, quite hectic with all boat passing thru. The experience on Gondola under Canal Grande is a must. Teenager will be excited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't believe I am here. The views are amazing. Like nothing you will see anywheres else in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As pretty As the postcards. Keep hearing horror stories if the smells of the canals but never experienced this in the five days we were here. Enjoy the gondola ride and the old building. Get a 20E 24 hr. Pass and hope on and off line 2

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Venice is without a doubt the most Romantic City in the world... The views, the colors, the people, the food; it will make you fall in love!! No matter how many times one comes to Venice, you will find more reasons to visit again and again...

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best way to experience day to day life of Venice is to take a Venice Kayak tour. Thank you for the fabulous photos taken during the tour. Thanks again we had a wonderful time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were hesitant about getting a gondola when we were in Venice, but how many times are you going to be there in your life, eh? Break out the cash and make it happen. Started our trip on a side street canal and ended up at the Canal Grande. Best advice is to NOT try to get one near St.... More 

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