Venice

Grand Canal

A trip down Grand Canal, the main thoroughfare of Venice, offers a great introduction to this breathtakingly beautiful lagoon city.

Grand Canal

The famous Grand Canal that meanders across Venice is lined with marvelous palazzo buildings, most of which transformed into hotels. The main “street” of the lagoon city is among the highlights to any visit in Venice. The canal is cruised by water buses and vaporetti No 1 and 2, with the best views at the front and at the back of the boats.

 

The ride on the water line No 1 takes approximately 45 minutes connecting the train station to St. Mark Square, while the water line No 2 offers circular service that lasts for less than 30 min with a stop at Rialto Bridge. Other sites worth to be seen here include Ca d’Oro, the fish market Pescheria, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Home – Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, and the interesting Ca’ Dario.

 

A trip worth taking

A nice trip down the Grand Canal is among the best ways to get to know the city of Venice. The canal is 3.5 km long (approximately 2 miles) starting from the railway station and ending up at San Marco. Along the trip down Grand Canal, travelers pass through all significant buildings that once were not only a symbol of social position but also very important commercial enterprises.