Two (2) interesting facts about the grand canal​



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The Grand Canal is a passage or channel in the city of Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the entirety of the city.

Facts about Grand Canal

1.) The water in the Venice Grand Canal channel is 16ft deep and known by locals as the Canalazzo, it has over 170 buildings that was dated back almost 13th centuries ago and built along its two-and-a-half mile length, many of them are grand palazzos.

The majority of the structures were built in the middle of 13th and 18th century and most are open directly onto the canal, making their fronts accessible only by boat.

2.) Its most famous bridge is mentioned by the well known writer Shakespeare

Rialto is the known as the oldest of the four bridges across the Grand Canal channel, which divides the city in two. Completed in its current incarnation in 1591, the Rialto is one of Venice’s top attractions and it’s even mentioned by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice, when Shylock asks: “What news on the Rialto?”





1. The Grand Canal of Venice is host to an event that has been celebrated since 14th century. The event is known as Rigata Storica boat race (boat competition).

2. Venice has hundreds of Canals and islands; however, the Grand Canal is the largest and most visible on the international front.




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