Photo Friday: A Gondola Ride

by Janis on April 8, 2011

Traversing Venice’s Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge

The S-shaped Grand Canal cuts through central Venice, forming the major water-traffic corridor. 

Tourists ride ornate gondolas, while locals and visitors navigate the canal via water buses (vaporetti), private water taxis and stand up ferries called traghettos.

The Rialto Bridge – one of only four spanning the Grand Canal – is the oldest and most iconic.

The stone bridge was completed in 1591. 

How do you like to cross Venice’s Grand Canal?

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