Venice, the Queen Of The Adriatic, a City Of Canals. Its Grand Canal is the major waterway in the city, wounding its way around. It is the main ‘street’ in Venice; lined with beautiful palazzos and teeming with gondolas.

 

The Grand Canal

Photograph by Jim Richardson A gondola—the city’s romantic transportation icon—cruises the famous Grand Canal.

A gondola—the city’s romantic transportation icon—cruises the famous Grand Canal.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

Piazza San Marco

Photograph by Theo Westenberger Piazza San Marco, Venice’s famous landmark, is delightfully quiet in the early morning.

Piazza San Marco, Venice’s famous landmark, is delightfully quiet in the early morning.
Photograph by Theo Westenberger

 

Unmasked Carnevale Participants

Photograph by Jim Richardson Not all Carnevale participants hide behind mysterious masks.

Not all Carnevale participants hide behind mysterious masks.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

Rialto Bridge

Photograph by Jim Richardson Even on a rainy night, there’s much to see from the Rialto bridge.

Even on a rainy night, there’s much to see from the Rialto bridge.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

Grand Canal at Night

Photograph by Jim Richardson A serene calm falls over the Grand Canal as evening settles in.

A serene calm falls over the Grand Canal as evening settles in.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

Gondoliers

Photograph by Jim Richardson Gondoliers sporting classic stripes and hats participate in a parade marking the beginning of Carnevale.

Gondoliers sporting classic stripes and hats participate in a parade marking the beginning of Carnevale.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

Laundry on Burano Island

Photograph by Jim Richardson Laundry hangs out to dry on Burano, one of the islands in the Venetian lagoon.

Laundry hangs out to dry on Burano, one of the islands in the Venetian lagoon.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

Marie’s Parade

Photograph by Jim Richardson Marie’s Parade starts from San Pietro di Castello Church and wends its way toward St. Mark’s Square.

Marie’s Parade starts from San Pietro di Castello Church and wends its way toward St. Mark’s Square.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

Gondola

Photograph by Jim Richardson A gondola slices through the water on the canals of Venice, a city practically free of cars.

A gondola slices through the water on the canals of Venice, a city practically free of cars.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

Gondola Tour

Photograph by Jim Richardson A gondolier begins a tour. Gondola rides are an expensive yet beautifully memorable way to experience Venice.

A gondolier begins a tour. Gondola rides are an expensive yet beautifully memorable way to experience Venice.
Photograph by Jim Richardson

 

This feature originally appeared in National Geographic.

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