Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with commentary

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Glide the canals of Venice on gondola ride with live guide who explains stories and secrets of the fascinating palaces around you. Let you drive along Grand Canal by your gondolier.

The expert gondoliers will drive you along Venice hidden passages and canals reachable only by gondola, admiring the breathtaking Venetian landscape.

Pass beneath centuries-old bridges and take in famous attractions such as St Marks’ Bell Tower, Fenice Opea House, Santa Maria Della Salute Church, San Giorgio Island and much more. As in fairytale you’ll discover the real of soul of Venice.

The guide will narrate you the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers! On board you will listen to all about the palaces, churches and attractions around you. You will learn also tales known only by Venetians!

If you want to live an exclusive experience, book the private gondola and enjoy a ride only you and your partner or friends!

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Duration: 50 minutes
Starts: Venezia, Italy
Trip Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours >> Gondola Cruises



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Glide the canals of Venice on gondola ride with live guide who explains stories and secrets of the fascinating palaces around you. Let you drive along Grand Canal by your gondolier.

The expert gondoliers will drive you along Venice hidden passages and canals reachable only by gondola, admiring the breathtaking Venetian landscape.

Pass beneath centuries-old bridges and take in famous attractions such as St Marks’ Bell Tower, Fenice Opea House, Santa Maria Della Salute Church, San Giorgio Island and much more. As in fairytale you’ll discover the real of soul of Venice.

The guide will narrate you the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers! On board you will listen to all about the palaces, churches and attractions around you. You will learn also tales known only by Venetians!

If you want to live an exclusive experience, book the private gondola and enjoy a ride only you and your partner or friends!

Itinerary
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Pass By: Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice Italy

Once one of 7 major theatres in the city, today the Fenice is Venice’s one and only opera house. It is surely a jewel among European theatres, and began to shine from the beginning, as the best composers of the age wrote and performed their operas here, among which Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. But it was Giuseppe Verdi who is most attached to the Fenice and to Venetian memory.

Pass By: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

The most beautiful road in the world”, this is how the Grand Canal is known as. Gondola serenades have always been part of Venetian culture, an unchanged tradition for an unchageable city. If you look around, what you will see is almost exactly what a nobleman in the 18th century might have looked upon, and before him a Renaissance courtesan and before him a merchant in the Middle Ages.

Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Campo de la Salute Dorsoduro 1, 30123 Venice Italy

Here, as you come into the Grand Canal you are opened to the church of the Madonna della Salute.

The first thing that strikes a viewer is how imposing the church is, strategically placed at the entrance of the Grand Canal looking out onto the rest of the city in every direction, thanks to its circular shape.

Today, ever 21 November the city celebrates the Madonna della Salute in memory of the end of the plague

Pass By: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice Italy

The Island of san Giorgio Maggiore, with its beautiful Renaissance Church built by Palladio in the Renaissance and the belltower resembling the bigger one in St Mark’s Square. The island was once known as the Island of Cypress Trees before it became an important Benedectine monastery.

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

At the end you will enjoy a wonderful overview of Saint Mark’s Square with the Doge’s Palace which certainly takes center stage and the marvelous Golden Basilica with its bell-tower. This is a spot which painters from all over the world have tried to capture in its uniqueness, but we can only recommend that you sit back and take it all in.



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