As what is likely the most popular reason people go to Venice in the first place, the Grand Canal is likewise one of the most well-known attractions in the world. There is nothing quite like floating down a river that is surrounded by an historic city and Venice provides this experience in a way that is unparalleled. The sheer beauty and relaxation of this one-of-a-kind location makes it a splendid location for lovers or even families to vacation at, as there are just so many wonderful things to do in Venice.
Unlike most cities where a taxi drives you through a noisy city to get you to your next destination, catching one of the small boats will yield a romantic, relaxing and gentle water ride that will not leave you feeling apprehensive about the traffic or insane driving techniques of some cabbies. For those who are going to be in Venice, this is something that must be experienced.