Grand Canal

Venice, Venice, Italy

Venice Grand Canal
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The Grand Canal is the largest canal that runs through the city of Venice and serves as the major water-traffic pathway. Public transportation is provided by water buses and private water taxis. Many tourists explore the canal by gondola.

Map of the Area Around
Grand Canal

Many buildings line the banks of the canal, including palaces built by Venetian nobles.

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  • Bodies of Water

    The Grand Canal probably follows the course of an ancient river flowing into the Venetian Lagoon. it makes a large reverse-S shape through the central districts of Venice. It is 3,800 meters long, 30–90 meters wide, with an average depth of five meters (16.5 ft).


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