Venice Webcam: live view of Grand Canal. You'll enjoy the same Grand Canal views as those which inspired French impressionist artist Claude Monet who painted Venice while visiting. Grand Canal (ital. Canal Grande) is the most famous canal of Venice, with the canal in the strict sense is not: it is not artificially developed structure, and the former small duct between the Islands of the lagoon, one of which is the Rialto. The canal passes through the city. Starting from the lagoon near the railway station, it passes through the city, repeating inverted "S" and ends by connecting with the channel of San Marco and the canal of La Giudecca at the customs building. The length of the canal is 3,800 meters, width — from 30 to 70 meters, depth — about 5 meters. The embankments along the canal are almost there. They are replaced by the facades of the houses overlooking the canal. These homes are typically built on stilts. Thus we have two ways — on land and water. Grand Canal is the concentration of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Because of this, the Venetians call their main water artery — the "Canal Palace". On the banks of the canal are more than 100 palaces, among them: CA 'Rezzonico, CA d'oro, CA' Foscari, Palazzo Barbarigo and many others. To navigate the channel, gondola, or vaporetto. An alternative to bridges when crossing the channels can be the traghetto.