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A major tourist attraction in the city of Venice is the gondola ride through the Grand Canal. Cruising through this wondrous water body, midst the backdrop of stunning medieval structures (some which date back to 13th Century) should feature on every traveler's bucket list. The canal stretches to approximately 3.8 kilometers (2.36 miles) while its width ranges between 30 meters (98.42 feet) and 90 meter (295 feet). It opens to the Venetian Lagoon of the Adriatic Sea while serving as a major water traffic corridor, with several public and private boats floating to and fro. Until the 19th Century, Rialto Bridge was the only cross bridge that connected the two parts of the city, others like, Ponte degli Scalzi, Ponte dell'Accademia and Ponte della Costituzione were in the 20th Century to reduce the load on the water traffic. The Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute
, Palazzi Barbaro and Palazzo Dario are few of the structures that are situated along the canal.