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The allure of the GRAND CANAL never fades.  The canal, Venice's version of Main Street, slices through the heart of the city, dividing it in two.  It is crossed by three bridges and seven ferry points.  The canal is lined with magnificent palaces, built over the course of 500 years and each a masterpiece of architecture and style.  During the day, the canal is as busy as the main street of any city, with water busses, taxis, ferries, and gondolas motoring up and down the waterway.  At night, the Grand Canal is the definition of romance, with its open air restaurants and lights twinkling on the water. 

 



Venice's Grand Canal view from Rialto Bridge   View of Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge
Gondolas in Venice's Grand Canal   Gondolas parked on the Grand Canal
Walkway along Venice's canals   Gondolas on Venice's canals
Gondolas on Venice's canals   Gondolas on Venice's canals
Pedestrian walkway along Venice's canals   Gondolas on Venice's canals
Gondolas ready to go for a tour of Venice's canals   Venice's Grand Canal
Venice's Grand Canal   Venice's Grand Canal
Venice's Grand Canal   View of Venice's Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge
Venice's Grand Canal   Walkway along the Grand Canal

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