Having arrived a day earlier than Kent, I decided to thoroughly document the Canal Grande di Venezia, or as they call it in Venice, Canalasso. I started at Piazzale Roma where the wheeled traffic stops in Venice, catching a vaporetto/water bus. I took Line #2, but should have taken the local #1 as it goes much slower.
Fisrt you pass under the Ponte della Costituzione/Bridge of the Constitution or Calatrava Bridge:
Due to complaints that the bridge was not accessible to the elderly and wheelchairs (what bridge is in Venice?), this "cocoon" mobility lift system was added:
Established in 1834 on the grounds of a demolished convent owned by entrepreneurs from Corfu.
Casa Minotti/Hotel Canal:
Ca' Emo Diedo (18C attributed to Andrea Tirali, Neoclassical-style in tripartite/divided into threes):
Ca' Dona' Balbi (17C):
Ca' Zen (19C):
Fondaco del Megio/Millet/13C grain store (now an elementary school!):
Ca' Tron (c. 1570, now University Institute of Architecture of Venice):
Ca' Corner della Regina (18C):
Campo della Pescheria/Fish market square:
Ca' dei Dieci Savi (16C, by Antonio Abbondi known as Scarpagnino):
Ca' Foscari (from 1453):
Ca' Giustinian Bernardo (17C):
Ca' Loredan dell'Ambasciatore (15C):
Ca' Contarini Corfu' (15-17C, by Francisco Smeraldi) and Ca' Contarini degli Scrigni (17C, by Vincenzo Scamozzi):
Ponte dell'Accademia/Academy Bridge (1985):
Wake Forest University:
Next: The Grand Canal: Left Bank.