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Canals of Venice, Italy, and the Hotel Cavalletto

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JOURNAL : May 23, 2002

Scenic Venetian Canals

Venice > Italy

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St. Mark’s Basilica and Campanile in St. Mark’s Sqaure, Venice

St. Mark’s

The canals are certainly deserving of their own page. They are instantly recognizable worldwide as a distinct trademark of Venice. Wherever you go throughout the town you encounter canals and bridges full of nifty functional character. On foot is the best way, but the boat busses are very regular along the main canals. Be sure to visit Saint Mark's Square and Basilica.

A Canal in Venice with the Classic Gondola Ride

Canals of VeniceView All Sizes

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

The Grand CanalView All Sizes

Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice, Italy

Accademia di Belle ArtiView All Sizes

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

The Grand Canal of VeniceView All Sizes

Santa Maria della Salute

Look for Santa Maria della Salute with the distinctive dome, near the opening of the Grand Canal. You can see a closer view on the main Venice page. Below is Accademia di Belli Arti the art museum and school, with its own bus stop.

On a Walkabout

Despite all the waterways dividing up the city into a grid, Venice is an excellent walking city. Everywhere are beautiful architectural touches, colorful people teeming about, or the smells of yummy food cooking up ahead, and suddenly — an intricate bridge spanning green water that you must cross. And there's some folks commuting via gondola...

Strange beautiful city landscape...

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

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Scenic Venetian Canals

May 23, 2002

Venice > Italy

Tags   Walkabout · Cities · Boating

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