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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
"Likely to Sell-out! Serenaded gondola rides on the canals of Venice regularly sell out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.Settle into your comfortable seat aboard a six-person 36-foot (11-meter) gondola and be captivated by the glamour and elegance of Venice as you glide through the city’s canals! Reminiscent of a time when gondolas were regularly used by upper class Venetians to traverse the canals about 500 of the tapered wooden boats exist today reduced from approximately 10000 that filled the waterways a couple hundred years ago. Departing in the afternoon or evening drift along the Grand Canal and watch as the eye-catching palaces and churches which line the famous channel
From EUR86.00
 
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
"Choose from one of four start times when you book and on the day make your own way to the gondola pier near Santa Maria del Giglio Square in central Venice.When you’re ready be shown onto your shared gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier. Each gondola seats six people and your craft will be just one of a group of around eight gondolas that will cruise the canals together as a flotilla. A singer will board one of the gondolas in the flotilla and will serenade your group of shared gondolas as you waft along the waters.< the stunning marble bridge designed by one of the finest Italian architects of the 16th century – Anthony da Ponte.

 After around 35 minutes of gliding along and around the Grand Canal return to the start pier where your gondola ride finishes."
From EUR41.00
 
Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade
"Head to Campo San Luca in central Venice either during the day or at night – whatever time suits you best – and then hop aboard your elegant gondola boat. With just your group (2-4 people maximum) on board plus your own gondolier your boat will glide away into the waters of the Grand Canal.Once the main form of transport around the beautiful water-logged city of Venice gondolas have more or less been replaced by the vaporetti (water buses) for getting quickly around. But nothing beats a pleasant glide around Venice by traditional gondola boat passing the city’s Gothic palazzos and elegant bridges at a gentle pace.Look out at the hustle and bustle of the ancient Grand Canal seeing vaporetti water taxis and other gondolas passing by
From EUR80.00

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The Grand Canal

The first thing you should do on any visit to Venice is take a trip up the Grand Canal on any of the local water taxis that ply its snaking inverted s-shaped length. Take a trip when you arrive, and...
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antistar
Oct 24, 2011

Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is Venice's main thoroughfare. Water buses and water taxis are the main transportation to navigate Venice's central districts. Visitors usually explore the canal by hiring gondalas....
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spidermiss
Jul 23, 2011

Luxe Hotels in former Palaces.

The Grand Canal counts a number of palaces which belong to the 5* Luxe hotels.On the left bank one finds the Gritti palace at the S.Maria del Giglio vaporetto stop, the Europa e Regina facing the...
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breughel
Oct 27, 2010

Palazzo Barbarigo - the palace with mosaics.

If I was a rich man I would buy this palace on the Grand Canal close to the Salute and facing the beautiful Palazzo Corner della Ca' Grande. From my first visit to Venice in the 1970's my wife and I...
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breughel
Sep 21, 2010

Palazzo Barbarigo

Famous for the Murano glass mosaics covering its Grand Canal façade, Palazzo Barbarigo is one of the most unique in Venice. It was built in the 16th century, but its façade was not covered in mosaics...
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MM212
Sep 20, 2010

Architecture along the Grand Canal

Venice's Grand Canal is the main "water road" running through the heart of the city. From Piazza San Marco to the Santa Lucia train station, the S-shaped canal covers a distance of about 3.8 km....
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Jefie
Aug 28, 2010

Sightseeing on the Grand Canal

One of the best ways to see the wonderful palazzas along the grand canal is to take a vaporetto ride. Grab a seat with a view near the end of the line and enjoy a ride up or down the length of the...
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Herkbert
Jul 17, 2010

The Surreal Grand Canal

If ever there was a "pinch me, am I really here" moment, the Grand Canal is it.REVISED for 2010: No revision necessary for that statement. Yes, I'd been there before and gone down the Grand Canal. But...
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LostBoyPN
May 28, 2010

GrANDE Canal tour- A must!

As the main attraction of Venice is its canals,it is only expected to experience fully the canal scene via a gondola ride - through the grande canal!We walked a couple of hours from Piazzale Roma...
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AusPinay
Apr 23, 2010

Ca' Vendramin Calergi

Considered one of the most beautiful Renaissance-style palazzi in Venice, Ca' Vendramin Calergi was designed by the architect Mauro Codussi and completed in 1509. It was commissioned by the Loredan...
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MM212
Sep 08, 2009

Ca' Da Mosto

One of Venice's oldest surviving palazzi, Ca' Da Mosto was built in the 13th century by the Da Mosto family. Originally, the palazzo was composed of two floors, the canal level and the piano nobile,...
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MM212
Sep 08, 2009

Palazzo dei Camerlenghi

This unique Renaissance style palace, Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, lies adjacent to Ponte di Rialto, right on the Grand Canal. It was built in 1528 by the architect Giuglielmo dei Grigi as the seat of the...
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MM212
Sep 08, 2009
 
 
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San Polo District - Sestiere San Polo

It's the largest campo and the 2nd largest square (after Piazza San Marco) in Venice. It was originally for agriculture use but just before the 15th Century it was paved with a fountain being placed...
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La Fenice

Like we already said, the sights of the sestiere of San Marco are not confined to Piazza San Marco itself. This particular district is every much a labyrinth of narrow alleyways, canals and enchanting...
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Rialto Bridge

this iconic Bridge of Venice is one of the most copied and imitated around the world of which you can find faux rialto bridge and Campanile San Marco and faux grand canals at the Venetian in Macau, in...
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Palazzo Grassi

Completed by 1772, Palazzo Grassi was the last major palace to be built in Venice before the fall of the Republic. It was commissioned by the Grassi family (from Bologna) and designed by the architect...
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Campanile di San Marco

this will be pictures of the campanile at night. The famous Campanile of San Marco (Belll tower) is probably the most copied bell tower in the world as you can see clones and copies of it from...
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Ca' Rezzonico

The baroque palazzo Ca' Rezzonico at the Canale Grande - with its striking facade of white marble - is one of the finest examples of Venice city palaces now open to the public. It was built in the...
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