The most beautiful street in the world

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The Grand Canal by boat

With our semi-private guided boat tour along the Grand Canal you will discover “the most beautiful street in the

world” and its magnificent palaces built over hundreds of years, which have made the “Canalasso” what it is today.

Let your imagination go back in time when the “squeri” (gondolas’ shipyards) were at their highest, the “fonteghi” were full of merchants, smells and colors and the most noble families used to party in their wonderful houses.

Why are there so many different styles and where are those moorish windows coming from? Your guide will be ready to answer these questions and many more; she will entertain you with the history of the buildings and the stories of their owners (some of them universally well known). You will recognize every single palace, you will learn who lived in there and you will understand why personalities like Shelley, Byron and Browning were so fond of Venice.

You will also navigate some smaller canals, to enjoy some delicious glimpses of small bridges, “fondamente” with local groceries, narrow streets: the true side of Venice, where the few Venetians still here live their city at the most.

Venice was built on the water, and from the water she gives her very best.

This tour is suitable for all ages and will give your feet a well-earned rest!

Departure: Every day at 3.00 p.m. / 4.30 p.m. / 6.00 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Meeting point: Piazzale Roma, in front of the kiosk at the corner with “Tre Ponti Canal”

Accademia bridge

Accademia bridge and Salute church

Altana, a typical Venetian terrace on the roof

Palazzo Barbarigo

Bauer hotel

Cà Franchetti, known as Cà D'oro

Cà Foscari, seat of Venice University

Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti

Palazzo Papadopoli - Hotel aman

Cà Corner della Regina, seat of our Prefettura

Cà Dandolo - Hotel Danieli

Desdemona's house

Window of the Doge's Palace

Erbaria, Rialto

Cà Franchetti and Cà Loredan, seat of Venice Municipality

Gondola by Cà Corner della Regina

Gondole moored in Punta della Dogana

Cà Franchetti and Cà Loredan

Mariana library, the bell tower and the Doge's Palace

Palazzo Pisani Moretta

Rialto Bridge

Church of Santa Maria della Salute

S. Giorgio island

Sighs bridge

Cà Venier dei Leoni, the Peggy Guggenheim collection

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