Boats & Travel: THE GRAND CANAL, ITALY

A trip on the Grand Canal is a must-do when visiting Venice, Italy. This tour will show you most of one of the city’s waterways, the Grand Canal, in a very relaxed way with stops at various points so you can just get off and explore on foot if you wish – such as at the Rialto Bridge and other iconic sights.

The Grand Canal is a famous waterway in Venice, Italy. Many tourists visiting the renowned city use the Grand Canal as their way to travel. It is generally used to describe the part of the canal from the falls of whether side at San Marcuola until it joins up with the other channels between Giudecca and Lido. Ships can navigate as far as Rialto where there are usually about 20 stops along the way, that include Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Mercato.

The Grand Canal is filled with all sorts of traffic, from vaporetti which are public transport facilities, motorboats, gondolas or even traghetti which are large enough to transport people on where there are no bridges available to cross. All this makes it a busy waterway, so riders should be cautious while they take in the amazing sights that this famous city has to offer.

Add some adventure to your trip to Venice by taking a vaporetto ride. These public waterbuses can be found along the banks of the dozens of canals which crisscross the city and are a great way to pass time as you admire Venice’s historic architecture and natural beauty.

Vaporetto is the cheapest, most convenient method to travel around Venice. It has a ferry at every 10-20 mins, costs 5 euros for an entire day ticket and can save you a lot of time if you are going to see a lot of places in Venice. The tickets can be bought from ticket vending machines.

When people think of Italy, they often think of the amazing food on offer here, the stunning country side and quaint villages that pervade this country. However, many don’t consider one of the most popular ways to see Italy’s beautiful architecture – a canal ride that winds its way through many of Venice’s historic canals.

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