Saturday, November 5, 2016

Crossing the Grand Canal in Venice, local style

The Grand Canal is a 3800metres long snake, weaving its way to the lagoon. With only 4 bridges crossing this canal , it can be very frustrating  getting around, trying to find the best bridge to cross to get to see the sights or do the shopping.
Its not exactly a secret, but certainly not well known unless you actually live in Venezia, there is a local way to cross the canal.  Use a gondola!  Not just any gondola,  but a specific type, with their own little stations.  It will cost you Euro2. And you have to stand up! Well, that's not actually compulsory, but the locals do stand up for the crossing.

crossing the canal, local style standing up