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Venice Travel Guide

The Grand Canal (Canalazzo)

The Grand Canal (Canalazzo)

Venice's main waterway splits the city in half, with in equal parts to the west and east of it. It is the hub around which much activity in Venice is concentrated and is encircled with elegant facades of the , which testify to the city's past opulence.

The best way to explore the architectural splendour of these Renaissance buildings is on board a . Pedestrian access across the canal is only provided along three bridges situated at the station, Rialto and Academia. Gondolas cross the canal at regular intervals and provide a romantic interlude to the sightseeing itinerary.

Grand Canal palaces and buildings to look out for include the , with its rounded arches in low relief. The 'House of Gold' ( ) is a beautiful Gothic building constructed between 1424 and 1430. Palazzo Corner-Spinelli and Palazzo Vendramin Calergi combine classical and Byzantine elements designed by Mauro Codussi. Architect Jacopo Sansovino was inspired by Codussi's style and infused this in his cre

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