Best tours and activities for Grand Canal
Group Tour around the Saint Mark's Sestiere in Venice
Private Gondola Ride discovering the Grand Canal of Venice
Group Tour of Rialto market and secret Venice with cicchetti and wine
Small Group Tour of Venice centre and St. Mark's Basilica with tickets included
Lyric Opera concert in a Historical Palace in the Centre of Venice
Group Tour of St. Mark's Sestiere in Venice, with Gondola Ride
Shared Gondola Ride discovering the Grand Canal of Venice
Romantic Gondola eXPerience around Venice
Private Gondola Ride in Venice, with Professional Tour Guide on Board
Best attractions in VeniceSt Mark's Square Doge's Palace Saint Mark's Basilica Rialto Bridge Grand Canal Bridge of Sighs Teatro La Fenice Murano Island Burano Island Torcello Island Contarini del Bovolo Stairs
Things to know about Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is the main canal of Venice, long more than three miles. It consists in the major water-traffic in the city and its route bisects the historic centre of Venice.
Developed in the 9th century, the Grand Canal has been for centuries the centre of commercial life in the city. Along the trail are still visible today the "fondaco" houses, typical buildings combining the warehouse and the merchant's residence, used to allow the docking of boats.
Today, the Grand Canal is traversed by numerous boats: the typical Venetian gondola, but also the boats and ferries. Every year in September, it is held a historic race between Venetian boats, which attracts crowds of locals and tourists.