Il Canal Grande
As its name suggests, Il Canal Grande is the main thoroughfare through the city of Venice. This particular stretch of the canal is probably its busiest, due to the presence of the train station (out of sight) to the left, opposite the domed church of San Simeon Piccolo. The boat traffic here is typical of the traffic throughout the city, although the traffic is slower on the smaller canals. Photo © copyright by WG Phelan.