The Grand Canal forms one of the mayor traffic routes in the city and water taxis and transport is available. It is well worth taking a trip along to canal to see some of the amazing buildings lining either side, its also one of the best ways to see the city. For a cheaper alternative to a gondola ride, take the vaporetto from Piazzale Roma early in the morning to beat the crowds, securing a seat at the back of the boat, and journey up the grand canal for great views from the water.
An 11 Km section of beach in Venice, the sands are fine and the waters calm and pretty safe for swimmers. Its a great are to chill out in the city, great for families and couples alike.
Even if it’s just for a glance of the unusual spiral staircase visible from the outside, look for the well hidden Calle Della Vida where the Bovolo Palace, named after a snail shell (Bovolo), can be found
Santa Maria della Salute which when translated to English means Saint Mary of Health. It is a Roman Catholic church located in the Dorsoduro sestiere. It stands between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco making the church a beautiful sight when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water.