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Venice's main water thoroughfare, lined with great Renaissance palaces, is a colorful and busy spectacle of gondolas and vaporetti.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

It's the main artery of Venice and always pleasant to see as you ride a vaparetto from one part of the city to another; but I'm drawn to the many more, smaller canals that have great charm. Many of them have walkways alongside the canals...More

Thank sledgessl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Water bus a good way to see.30 euros for 48 hours, yes you can use it over 3 days if you plan it. ...

Thank Steve L
Reviewed yesterday

Thousands if not millions have visited Venice, i was only there for about 6 hours on a train day out from Bologna, but i will definitely revisit someday, the place has much more to offer than the places i managed to cram in .

Thank scotlasseng
Reviewed 3 days ago

unique and beautiful by day and night. best way to see it is by catching a vaporetto (water bus) from ferrovia (train station) to st. mark's. it costs 7.50 euro but is well worth it.

Thank coltaz55
Reviewed 3 days ago

We both easily walked here & also had good access by the popular local water "ferries" (I've forgotten the exact term for them). I have been here 3 times but this one was the best because it was not crowded in early Dec., yet the...More

Thank nanatravels2
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful area of Venice if visited at sunrise, after that the tourists descend and ruin the magic

Thank trusty131
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is one of my favourite part of the city. I would recommend a visit with nice weather and preferably early in the morning because there are not too much people in there.

Thank Matías M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s definitely worth booking at least a day pass, costs €20 for 24 hrs. If you are in Venice for a few days you can get a 3 day pass and use it to go out around the islands. Don’t buy a pass at the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the first and most important things you do is the tour of Canal Grande- better yet in a gondola. Our hotel booked us a gondola for €100 (€80 if you do it on your own which is easy as well) - private and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots to see in the Grand Canal. Worth paying the €7.50 water bus ticket. Only niggle you can use the same ticket for up to 75mins from boarding your first bus! Not much time to grab a coffee really. Wrap up warm for the Canal...More

Thank kaykay0406
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Henry J
14 December 2017|
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Response from Bernard C | Reviewed this property |
good evening i've experienced once a gondola trip with kids but they hadn't any safety vest. I don't think this is a duty in Venice but the gondolas are very stable (when sitted)
Atika W
9 December 2017|
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Response from Zia V | Reviewed this property |
Points to consider; Venice is cold right now. Travelling in an open gondola with kids may be a little miserable due to this. Also it rains a fair bit at present. There are no life vests that be seen. However gondolas are... More
Mayssara H
5 December 2017|
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Response from apache_prince | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the island is based on tourism and hence they close quiet late. obviously, times will differ from each establishment, however, largely between 9 and 10pm. the water taxis close stop service around 10pm. if you... More