Venice The Essential
Venice is a legendary city. Built over 2,000 years ago and still reigning supreme, it is today threatened by the very lagoon water that has protected it from attack throughout history. Venice is a city for dreaming; where getting lost in the maze of narrow alleys (calli), covered passageways (sottoporteghi), canal banks (fondamente) and large squares (campi) and happening upon their countless hidden treasures, often far from the crowds, is just as important an activity as sightseeing.
Although stripped of the ornamentation
The Grand Canal is 3.8km in length and