Canal Grande - Venice, Italy
We did it actually that way before - by vaporetto we came directly to the San Marco place.
This time (September 2006) we came from the other side and have decided to drive by the vaporetto along the Canal Grande.
It is 3.8 km long and between 30 and 70 metres wide. Palaces of the nobility are mainly situated along the banks.
Economical vaporettos, expensive boats and very expensive gondolas run back and forth tirelessly along the Canal Grande. It is the main arterial road in the city.