Cruising the canals

Our first day in Venice and we’re exploring the sights of the Grand Canal including the iconic Rialto Bridge.

The Grand Canal is 2.4 miles long with an average depth of five metres.

The banks of the canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th century,

Until the 19th century the Rialto Bridge was the only bridge to cross the Grand Cana.

Three more bridges joined it later, the Ponte degli Scalzi, the Ponte dell’Accademia, and the newest bridge Ponte della Costituzione was built in 2008.

Published by Derbyshire Gal

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