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Canals of Venice

Canals of VeniceWhy the Canals of Venice are special
The Venetian canals and their gondolas provide one of the world's most romantic experiences.

Canals of Venice tips & insights
The romantic icon of the Canals of Venice
It's clearly the gondola. Imagine gliding slowly down the narrow canals in a gondola on a moonlit night to musical accompaniment.

The Grand Canal
This is the broad, 3-kilometer (2-mile) long main water thoroughfare. The Grand Canal is lined with luxurious centuries-old palazzos with ornate Renaissance-style facades - and is spanned by the elaborately designed Rialto Bridge.

Getting around
The 150 canals of Venice are its streets - roads for land passenger vehicles are nonexistent. Everyone must travel by foot or boat, tourists and locals alike. Origin of the Canals of Venice
They date back to the 5th century when regional inhabitants built nascent Venice in a swampy, sparsely settled lagoon in order to escape the swords of the invading Barbarians.

Location in Italy
Canals of Venice Map
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