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The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal

Università Ca' Foscari

Università Ca' Foscari

Riva del Vin Fondamenta Vin Costello

Riva del Vin, Fondamenta Vin, Costello

Riva del Carbon Grand Canal

Riva del Carbon, Grand Canal

Ca' Foscari

Ca' Foscari, the palace of the Foscari family, is a Gothic building on the waterfront of the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy.

It was built for the doge Francesco Foscari in 1453, and designed by the architect Bartolomeo Bon. It is now the main seat of Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

The palace is located on the widest bend of the Grand Canal. Here, during the annual Regata Storica (Historical Regatta), held on the first Sunday in September, a floating wooden structure known as La Machina is placed (from this structure the Venetian authorities watch the race); this is also the site of the finishing line, and the venue for prize-giving.

Palazzo Salviati

Palazzo Salviati

Palazzo Salviati

Palazzo Salviati is a palace on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro district (or sestieri) in Venice, northern Italy. It is situated between the Palazzo Barbaro Wolkoff and Palazzo Orio Semitecolo Benzon.

The building was built as a shop and the furnace of the Salviati family between 1903 and 1906, designed by the architect Giacomo Dell'Olivo. The company was founded in 1859 by Antonio Salviati. In 1924 the building underwent a major renovation, which involved the addition of an extra floor and the placement of a large mosaic façade.

Giustinian Querini Dubois Palace

Giustinian Querini Dubois Palace

Giustinian Querini Dubois Palace

The Palazzo Querini Dubois, also known as Giustinian Querini is a Renaissance-style palace in located on the Grand Canal, between the Palazzo Bernardo a San Polo and the Palazzo Grimani Marcello in the sestiere of San Polo of Venice, Italy. It stands across the canal from the Palazzo Corner Spinelli. A second façade faces the rio delle Erbe. Opposite is Palazzo Querini Benzon.

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Campiello Barbaro

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Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico is a palazzo and art museum on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice, Italy. It is a particularly notable example of the 18th century Venetian baroque and rococo architecture and interior decoration, and displays paintings by the leading Venetian painters of the period, including Francesco Guardi and Giambattista Tiepolo. It is a public museum dedicated to 18th-century Venice (Museo del Settecento Veneziano) and one of the 11 venues managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

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Rio Chiuso

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Hotel Danieli, formerly Palazzo Dandolo

Hotel Danieli, formerly Palazzo Dandolo, is a five-star palatial hotel in Venice, Italy. It was built at the end of the 14th century by one of the Dandolo families. CNN cites it as one of the top five "lavish hotels" in the city.

The hotel's main building is the Palazzo Dandolo, close to St. Mark's Square, with a rear facade on the Riva degli Schiavoni's quayside promenade[4] overlooking the Saint Mark's Basin. It adjoins a number of buildings dated to the 14th and 15th century.[

The structure was built at the end of the 14th century by the Dandolos, a noble Venetian family. In the 16th century the building was divided into three sections for different members of the family. The richly embellished building, which gives the appearance of a single unit from the exterior, was then the venue of social gatherings and lavish parties.

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Ponte de Cà Foscari

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Palazzo Balbi

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Grand Canal Traffic

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(91)Rio de San Tome

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(90) Rio de San Tome"

20121027_87 Palazzo Tiepolo

Palazzo Tiepolo

The Rialto Bridge

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Boats at the Rialto

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The Grand Canal From The Rialto Bridge

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Riva del Vin

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Grand Canal

20121027_10 Ponte de Rialto and Salizzada Pio X

Ponte de Rialto and Salizzada Pio X

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Another Gondola

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About The Grand Canal

The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th century, and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. The noble Venetian families faced huge expenses to show off their richness in suitable palazzos; this contest reveals the citizens’ pride and the deep bond with the lagoon. Amongst the many are the Palazzi Barbaro, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' d'Oro, Palazzo Dario, Ca' Foscari, Palazzo Barbarigo and to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, housing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.[1] The churches along the canal include the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. Centuries-old traditions, such as the Historical Regatta, are perpetuated every year along the Canal.

Because most of the city's traffic goes along the Canal rather than across it, only one bridge crossed the canal until the 19th century, the Rialto Bridge. There are currently three more bridges, the Ponte degli Scalzi, the Ponte dell'Accademia, and the controversial Ponte della Costituzione from 2008, designed by Santiago Calatrava, connecting the train station to Piazzale Roma, one of the few places in Venice where buses and cars can enter. As was usual in the past, people can still take a ferry ride across the canal at several points by standing up on the deck of a simple gondola called a traghetto, although this service is less common than even a decade ago.