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Along Venice's Grand Canal

15 Sep 2008. We took a one-way trip on the number 19 bus from our Hotel Ducale in Favaro Veneto to Venice's Piazzale Roma. The Piazzale Roma is packed with buses and people in transit, a rather unimpressive entrance to Venice's marvels.

Piazzale Roma in Venice

There's nothing stopping you from walking everywhere, but we were carrying heavy bags so opted for the vaporetti (water-bus).

vaporetti water bus in Venice

The view of water lapping up to old buildings is so unusual that many people quickly had their cameras out. Here's a clickie of the Banco San Marco building.

Banco San Marco in Venice near Piazzele Roma

Here's the Santa Chiara Hotel (hotels in Venice look like hovels, but are pretty decent on the inside).

Santa Chiara Hotel in Venice (Italy)

Yes, the Venetian police also drive boats.

Venice police in a boat

On the right hand side of this next photo (in red) we can see Hotel Canal.

Hotel Canal in Venice (Italy)

Next we passed the Hotel Carlton & Grand Canal.

Hotel Carlton & Grand Hotel reservations in Venice

In the middle of the following picture we see the Church of San Simeone Piccolo, which was completed in 1738 (and on the right is the Hotel Antiche Figure).

Hotel Antiche Figure in Venice

The Fontego dei Turchi is the free market for Turkish merchants, where they could trade, rest and pray after the long trip from Constantinople.

Fontego dei Turchi in Venice

To the right of the following phot we can see Venice's Hotel Marconi, which overlooks the Rialto bridge.

Hotel Marconi in Venice

The famous Rialto bridge (the oldest crossing the grand canal - current version completed in 1591) with a vaporetti under it.

Rialto bridge in Venice

To the right of the following photo we can see the Hotel Locanda Ovidius, which is situated on the Grand Canal near Rialto bridge in Venice's San Palo district.

Hotel Locanda Ovidius in Venice

Want to see more? Here's a full archive of photos of Venice's Grand Canal.


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