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Grand Canal , Venice

Grand Canal  - Venice, Italy
Grand Canal
Calle Riva Carbon, Venice, Italy 30124Map
+39 041 529 8711(Tourist Information)

A major tourist attraction in the city of Venice is the gondola ride through the Grand Canal in the evening with the view of the amazing medieval lined structures some of which dating back to the 13th Century. The canal is approximately 3.8 kilometers long with its width ranging from 30 meter to 90 meter and opens to the Venetian Lagoon of the Adriatic Sea. The canal is also a major water traffic corridor served by several public and private boats. Until the 19th Century, Rialto Bridge was the only cross bridge that connected the two parts of the city. Ponte degli Scalzi, Ponte dell'Accademia and Ponte della Costituzione were in the 20th Century to reduce the load on the water traffic. The Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Palazzi Barbaro and Palazzo Dario are few of the structures that are situated along the canal.

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