Navigating the Grand Canal in Venice
The city of Venice is split between the mainland and an island. The airport and actually, most of the city is on the mainland, while the well-known historic center is on the island. Shaped like a fish, the island is divided into approximately two halves by the winding Grand Canal.
The Canal starts by the mouth of the fish and the central train station connecting the city to the mainland. It winds around under the Rialto Bridge and ends near the tail of the fish by the Plaza of San Marco.
Much of Venice is walkable, but the water buses, or vaporetti...