The Canal Grande snakes through the city of Venice in a large S shape, traveling from the Saint Mark Basin on one end to a lagoon near the Santa Lucia rail station on the other. This ancient waterway measures 3,800 meters long and ranges from 30 to 90 meters wide. In most places, the canal is approximately 5 meters deep. The canal is an ancient waterway, lined with buildings - about 170 in all - that were mostly built from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
Most were constructed by wealthy Venetian families. The majority of the city's traffic cruises up and down the canal, be it private boats, vaporetti (water buses), water taxis or the famous gondolas. Foot traffic gathers around three famous bridges that cross the canal: the Rialto Bridge, the Ponte Degli Scalzi, and the Ponte dell'Accademia. A fourth, modern (and controversial) bridge was recently added not far from the Scalzi bridge: the Calatrava Bridge.
Gondola + serenada (PRIVATE)
A “promenade” by gondola (about 30 minutes), the famous and elegant way to cross the Grand Canal. From the embarkation point you get on this s...
GRAND CANAL GONDOLA EXPERIENCE (SIC) 30 min
promenade by gondola that will take you along the canals of Venice, enjoy the cruise through the city’s most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal.
During your pleasant ride, you will admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace. When you reach the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of S. Giorgio’s Island, Saint Mark’s with its Belltower and Doge’s Palace.
The tour includes a promenade by gondola along the most suggestive canals of Venice and part of the Grand Canal to discover its charming aspects.