"the Grand Canal"

                                                       

 

The Grand Canal is one of the principal waterways in Venice, a city in northeast Italy consisting of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.

In the past the main means of transportation on the canals was the gondola, a flat-bottomed boat. Nowadays, gondolas tend to be reserved for tourists, while residents use water buses (vaporetti) and private water taxis.

 

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