The grand Canal has almost 200 houses which were built years and years ago and are still standing strong. The Grand Canal now also has various restaurants serving authentic, exotic Italian food (I ate in one of them, see the next point) along with some retail therapy options.
Tourist with lots of money take a Gondola ride for 80 euro to experience the Grand Canal as well as Gondola ride. Being a solo traveler, I obviously couldn’t spend 80 euro on that. Hence, I kept it for the next time and enjoyed the Grand Canal with my water bus ticket.
Had Pasta For Lunch
Come on! If you go to the land of Pasta and Pizza, having lunch by the canal overlooking the Grand Canal is a must. I took my sweet time to figure out where to eat, because you know budget travelers gotta do what the gotta do. I settled down for the restaurant which had a nice view of the gondolas in front of me ordered a seafood pasta with some home white wine to go along with it. I let the waiter decide which wine I should have with my pasta, and he suggested the home white wine. Do you ever say no to a charming guy asking you to try their home wine? Umm no ????