The Grand Canal | Venice, Italy

View on the Grand Canal in Venice during a sunny day
Grand Canal captured from the Ponte dell’Accademia in Venice

The Grand Canal is the lifeblood of Venice, a winding waterway that winds its way through the heart of the city. Starting at the railway station and flowing south in a graceful S-curve towards St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal is the perfect way to experience the beauty and magic of Venice.

One of the best ways to explore the Grand Canal is by taking a taxi, one of the famous Gondolas or a “bus,” which provides a unique perspective on the city’s stunning architecture and historic landmarks. Whether you’re travelling alone or with a group, a taxi ride on the Grand Canal is an experience you won’t soon forget. The “bus” tour will take you more or less one hour for the 4km trip.

Along the way, you’ll pass by some of Venice’s most famous sites. You’ll pass under the Rialto Bridge and the trip also includes the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, a stunning Baroque church that is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. With its striking dome and ornate façade, the basilica is a true masterpiece of Venetian architecture, and a must-see destination for anyone traveling to the city.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm @ 24mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 11
Exposure time (middle): 1/250s
Tripod: handheld
Size: 14.6 MPx
Date: Taken in September 2011

Location: The Grand Canal is captured from the Ponte dell’Accademia in Venice

Software: Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro

The Grand Canal is part of the UNESCO World Heritage

The Grand Canal as well as the rest of Venice and its Lagoon is part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1987.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Venice and its Lagoon

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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